The Need - To Employ People with Disabilities
Statistical Changes in the Workforce Landscape:
The U.S. population is expected to double in size within the next 25 years.
By 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65.
The age group of 85 years and older is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.
Here are the statistics:
1 in 5 Americans has a disability
People with disabilities are 70% more likely to stay at a job five years or longer than an able bodied person
People with disabilities are 50% less likely to be absent or late for work
More than 70% of working aged adults with disabilities want to work, that's a potential job pool of 18 million people
The government pays more than $230 billion a year in disability benefits
51.2 Million The number of Americans that have some level of disability. (18% of the total U.S. population)
32.5 Million The number of Americans that have a severe disability.
Eighty The percentage of people with a disability that need little or no assistance with daily activities.
11.8 Million The number of Americans with a disability that are unemployed.
$22,000 The median annual earnings of someone with a non-severe disability.
$12,800 The median annual earnings of someone with a severe disability.
Eighteen The percentage of people with a disability that live at or below the poverty level.
Twenty-seven The percentage of Americans with a disability that are college graduates.
Eleven The percentage of current undergraduate students that have a disability.