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Table 2. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and barrier to employment, July 2019

Table 2. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and barrier to employment, July 2019 [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Not employed(1) Percent distribution
Total Barrier No barrier Total Barrier No barrier

Persons with a disability

Total, 16 years and over

24,514 11,635 12,322 100.0 47.5 50.3

16 to 64 years

10,231 7,292 2,662 100.0 71.3 26.0

65 years and over

14,283 4,343 9,659 100.0 30.4 67.6

Men

10,878 5,287 5,310 100.0 48.6 48.8

Women

13,636 6,347 7,012 100.0 46.5 51.4

Total, 25 years and over

23,491 10,894 12,061 100.0 46.4 51.3

Less than a high school diploma

4,540 2,481 1,906 100.0 54.7 42.0

High school graduates, no college(2)

8,518 3,982 4,366 100.0 46.7 51.3

Some college or associate degree

6,315 3,000 3,194 100.0 47.5 50.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

4,118 1,430 2,595 100.0 34.7 63.0

Never worked(4)

2,806 1,986 769 100.0 70.8 27.4

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: Persons with a disability were able to report more than one barrier to employment. Data may not sum to total because some persons did not respond to the question identifying barriers to employment. Barriers to employment include: lack of education or training, lack of job counseling, lack of transportation, loss of government assistance, need for special features at the job, employer or coworker attitudes, own disability, and other.

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Last Modified Date: May 01, 2020