According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, 18.7% of people with disabilities were employed in comparison to the 65.7% of their nondisabled counterparts. Without a job and income, people with disabilities require additional funds and services.
Further, without an income, they are limited in their ability to contribute to society through taxes, buying power, or simply using their skills and knowledge through employment. Although the nature of some disabilities may be a barrier to gaining employment, the larger issues often are a lack of information about rights, services, supports, and opportunities
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