According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed in 2016. In contrast, the rate for those without a disability was 65.3 percent. The unemployment rate for persons with a disability, at 10.5 percent, was little changed from the previous year, while the rate for those without a disability declined to 4.6 percent.
The State of Minnesota makes a concerted effort to hire individuals with disabilities. To learn more, visit People with Disabilities – Minnesota Careers.