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Dakota Center for Independent Living

October National Disability Employment Month

In celebrating October National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Dakota Center for Independent Living would like to acknowledge all of the businesses in our communities who employ people with disabilities. This year’s theme, Inclusion Drives Innovation, spreads an important message that a strong work force is one that is inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals.

August 2017 Disability Employment Statistics

20.5 % of the labor force are people with disabilities, while 68.8% are people without disabilities.

The unemployment rate was 8.4% for people with disabilities and 4.4% for people without disabilities