Table 3. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and type of barrier to employment, May 2012

Table 3. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and type of barrier to employment, May 2012
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Total not
employed(1)
with a
barrier to
employment
Percent of total by type of barrier
Lack of
education
or training
Lack of job
counseling
Lack of
transpor-tation
Loss of
government assistance
Need for
special
features at
the job
Employer
or
coworker
attitudes
Own
disability
Other

Persons with a disability

Total, 16 years and over

11,451 14.1 5.7 11.7 4.2 10.3 7.9 80.5 18.0

16 to 64 years

7,860 16.5 7.0 14.3 5.0 12.3 9.7 83.5 15.1

65 years and over

3,591 8.6 2.6 5.9 2.6 5.9 4.1 74.1 24.4

Men

5,127 14.6 6.7 11.5 4.3 9.9 7.7 81.9 16.7

Women

6,324 13.6 4.8 11.8 4.2 10.7 8.1 79.5 19.1

Total, 25 years and over

10,731 12.9 5.2 10.4 4.3 9.9 7.5 80.8 18.2

Less than a high school diploma

3,086 23.5 7.4 11.9 4.9 9.2 6.2 80.4 19.1

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,803 9.0 4.1 9.0 3.1 8.3 6.4 81.9 17.5

Some college or associate degree

2,712 10.3 5.3 11.3 5.8 12.5 10.5 80.4 16.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,130 3.3 2.5 8.8 2.6 11.0 7.7 79.5 21.6

Never worked(4)

1,782 19.2 8.0 14.1 3.2 8.0 4.9 75.5 20.5

Footnotes
(1) Persons who are not employed include both the unemployed and those not in the labor force (neither working nor looking for work). Employed persons were not asked about barriers to employment.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
(4) This estimate represents all persons with a disability who have never worked. It includes both unemployed persons and persons not in the labor force.

NOTE: Percents may sum to more than 100 percent because persons with a disability were able to report more than one barrier to employment.

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