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Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/disabl_06212017.pdf

17.9% of persons with a disability were employed in 2016, compared to 65.3% for those without a disability.  The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5%.  Includes age, race, sex, and educational attainment, occupation, and industry data comparing those with and without a disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Annual Statistical Supplement 2016 [Social Security]

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2016/index.html

Annual statistical data book with more than 240 statistical tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans—2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Vietnam

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

The unemployment rate for post-2001 veterans moved down to 5.1% in 2016.  Provides details about veterans’ employment status by gender, age, service-connected disability status, and state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Moore v. Texas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-797

5-3 Supreme Court ruling that Texas used unconstitutional standards in determining that a death row inmate was not intellectually disabled.  The court had previously ruled in a Virginia case (Atkins v. Virginia) that executing the “mentally retarded” violated the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  That decision left it up to states to determine their own guidelines for intellectual disability.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Open Licensing Playbook

Categories: Disability,Education,Science/Technology

https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/open_licensing_playbook_final.pdf

Guidelines for federal agencies which are developing grant-supported open licensing projects, educational and otherwise.  Calls for projects to have open licenses, discoverable content, remixable resources, easy accessibility and more.  From the State Department

 

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