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Table 4. Persons with a disability who were not in the labor force by sex, age, educational attainment, and prior work experience, July 2019

Table 4. Persons with a disability who were not in the labor force by sex, age, educational attainment, and prior work experience, July 2019 [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Not in the labor force Percent distribution
Total Previously
worked
Never
worked(1)
Total Previously
worked
Never
worked(1)

PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

Total, 16 years and over

24,001 21,254 2,747 100.0 88.6 11.4

Men

10,632 9,391 1,241 100.0 88.3 11.7

Women

13,369 11,863 1,506 100.0 88.7 11.3

Age

16 to 64 years

9,760 7,384 2,376 100.0 75.7 24.3

16 to 24 years

926 233 694 100.0 25.1 74.9

25 to 34 years

941 494 447 100.0 52.5 47.5

35 to 44 years

1,158 855 303 100.0 73.8 26.2

45 to 54 years

2,220 1,778 442 100.0 80.1 19.9

55 to 64 years

4,515 4,024 491 100.0 89.1 10.9

65 years and over

14,240 13,870 370 100.0 97.4 2.6

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

23,074 21,021 2,053 100.0 91.1 8.9

Less than a high school diploma

4,499 3,711 789 100.0 82.5 17.5

High school graduates, no college(2)

8,387 7,535 852 100.0 89.8 10.2

Some college or associate degree

6,171 5,877 294 100.0 95.2 4.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

4,018 3,899 118 100.0 97.1 2.9

Footnotes
(1) This estimate does not represent all persons with a disability who have never worked. It excludes a small number of unemployed persons who have never worked before.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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Last Modified Date: May 01, 2020