Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark civil rights legislation signed into law on July 26, 1990 that works to increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities. The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy is commemorating this anniversary with observances centered on the theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” A key component of increasing access and opportunity is ensuring inclusion of people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has many data products that can be used to help people with disabilities plan their career paths. This Spotlight highlights these products and demonstrates how they can be used to evaluate potential jobs, using two specific occupations as examples.

View the BLS spotlight or download the PDF.

By Sarah Seavey [uConnect]
Sarah Seavey [uConnect]