Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Unemployment Followup

I reread what I wrote yesterday about different kinds of unemployment / employment figures. It has occurred to me that the two kinds of figures suggest two kinds of employment goals for the disability community:
  1. More people with disabilities working, and
  2. More people with disabilities actively looking for jobs.
In theory, we should try to reduce the unemployment rate for people with disabilities to be closer to that for non-disabled people, while at the same time, increasing the number of people with disabilities looking for work. Initially, this would actually raise the unemployment rate, because more people would he counted who are looking but not yet hired. The goal would be to close both gaps.

Does that make sense?

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