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45.4 percent of employed people with a disability had flexible work hours in July 2021

April 12, 2022

Employed people with a disability were more likely than those with no disability to have flexible work schedules in July 2021. Workers with flexible work hours can vary the time they begin or end work. In July 2021, 43.8 percent of employed men with a disability and 47.2 percent of women with a disability had flexible work hours.

Percent of employed people with flexible work hours by disability status and sex, July 2021
Sex With a disability Without a disability

Total, 16 years and older

45.4% 38.4%

Men

43.8 39.1

Women

47.2 37.7

Regardless of disability status, workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher were more likely to have flexible work hours than workers with less education. In July 2021, 54.6 percent of workers with a disability who attained a bachelor’s degree or higher had flexible work hours, compared with 33.0 percent of those with less than high school diploma. At all levels of educational attainment, workers with a disability were more likely than those with no disability to have flexible work hours.

Percent of employed people with flexible work hours by disability status and educational attainment, July 2021
Educational attainment With a disability Without a disability

Total, 25 years and older

45.9% 39.8%

Less than a high school diploma

33.0 25.4

High school graduates, no college

41.2 29.3

Some college or associate degree

43.9 37.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

54.6 48.6

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see “Persons with a Disability: Barriers to Employment, Types of Assistance, and Other Labor-Related Issues — July 2021.”

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 45.4 percent of employed people with a disability had flexible work hours in July 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/45-4-percent-of-employed-people-with-a-disability-had-flexible-work-hours-in-july-2021.htm (visited October 05, 2022).

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