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Table 3. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and type of barrier to employment, July 2019

Table 3. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and type of barrier to employment, July 2019 [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

11,635 12.2 5.1 10.6 4.4 9.9 7.6 79.0 16.8

16 to 64 years

7,292 14.3 6.4 12.1 5.3 12.5 9.1 81.6 13.5

65 years and over

4,343 8.7 2.8 7.9 2.9 5.5 5.1 74.6 22.3

Men

5,287 12.2 5.1 9.9 4.6 9.8 7.9 80.0 15.6

Women

6,347 12.2 5.0 11.1 4.3 10.0 7.4 78.2 17.8

Total, 25 years and over

10,894 11.7 4.8 9.9 4.3 9.5 7.5 79.1 16.8

Less than a high school diploma

2,481 20.6 6.9 11.9 3.6 8.3 6.3 75.3 17.9

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,982 10.4 4.6 10.1 4.4 8.4 6.1 81.4 15.3

Some college or associate degree

3,000 9.6 4.4 8.5 5.0 12.1 10.3 80.7 15.3

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,430 4.4 2.5 8.5 3.4 9.4 7.6 75.9 21.9

Never worked(4)

1,986 16.7 7.2 11.0 3.4 10.9 4.0 76.2 18.3

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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Last Modified Date: May 01, 2020