National Disability Employment Awareness Month * 2012

HISTORY

National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October recognizes the societal and workforce contributions of people with disabilities. Congress designated in 1945 the first “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”; the word “physically” was removed in 1962 to allow for the inclusion of all Americans with disabilities. In 1988, the week was extended to a month and changed its name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”
POPULATION ON THE JOB Percentage of all people with disabilities not in the labor force

36.3 million people have a disability
This equals 11.9% of the civilian noninstitutionalized population

78.2%
INCOME
With no disability

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012

By Age 5 TO 17 18 TO 64

5% 10% 37%

Median monthly earnings for people ages 21 to 64

$2,539
With a non-severe disability

65 AND OLDER

EDUCATION People ages 25 and older with less than a high-school degree

MOST PREVALENT DISABILITY

27% 12% 13.5% 31%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

WITH A DISABILITY

WITH NO DISABILITY

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada. Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 to 44.
Hidden Disabilities Include:

12%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

By Gender

$2,250
With a severe disability

of men and 12% of women have a disability

$1,458
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

a bachelor’s degree or higher
WITH A DISABILITY WITH NO DISABILITY

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ernst & Young IBM Procter & Gamble Merck & Co. Sodexo 6. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 7. Prudential Financial 8. KPMG 9. Rockwell Collins 10. AT&T

Mental, anxiety, depressive and emotional disorders, diabetes, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy and eating disorders.
Source: Disabled World

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