Here are some quick facts about People with Disabilities in the US, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, under the Department of Labor.
Highlights from the 2015 data:
The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.7 percent in 2015, about twice that of those with no disability (5.1 percent).
Persons with a disability were about three times as likely as those with no disability to be age 65 and over.
For all age groups, the employment-population ratio was much lower for persons with a disability than for those with no disability.
In 2015, 32 percent of workers with a disability were employed part time, compared with 18 percent for those with no disability.
Workers with a disability were more likely to be self-employed than those with no disabilities.
In 2015, 47 percent of persons with a disability were age 65 and over, compared with 15 percent of those with no disability. Women were somewhat more likely to have a disability than men, and Blacks and Whites continued to have a higher prevalence of disability than Hispanics and Asians in 2015.
In 2015, persons with a disability were more heavily concentrated in service occupations than those with no disability (21.7 percent compared with 17.2 percent).
Workers with a disability were somewhat more likely than those with no disability to work in production, transportation, and material moving occupations (14.4 percent compared with 11.8 percent).
Persons with a disability were less likely to work in management, professional, and related occupations than those without a disability (31.3 percent compared with 39.2 percent).