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October 2010

Disability and occupational projections

Douglas Kruse, Lisa Schur, Mohammad Ali

Combining BLS occupational projections for 2008–18 with Census data on disabilities shows that people with disabilities tend to be underrepresented in the fastest growing occupations, lowering their projected overall employment growth; however, O*Net data on occupational ability requirements reveal significant potential for increased employment growth for people with disabilities.

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