Unfortunately, according to Disability Scoop, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities has increased slightly.
The news source reported that data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor shows the jobless rate for those with disabilities increased to 10.4 percent last month, up from 10.2 percent in August. Disability Scoop speculated that this may be occurring because “fewer people with disabilities were on the job and many chose to stop looking for work altogether.”
Those included in the data were people with disabilities over the age of 16 who do not live in institutions. The Department of Labor started tracking this statistic in 2009.
Interestingly, the drop in disability employment came as the country added 142,000 jobs over the period and the unemployment rate for the general population was unmoved at 5.1 percent.
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People who are struggling to find work or who have not worked in a while due to their disabilities may want to look into applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
To qualify for SSDI, you must show that your disabilities limit your ability to function within jobs in your community. For more information about SSDI, including eligibility requirements, you can visit our FAQ page. If you do apply, you may have to prove that you are disabled by showing medical records and/or other forms of documentation.
If you have questions about SSDI eligibility, speak to our Tulsa Social Security lawyers by calling (918) 265-1404. We can determine how to you can move forward with an SSDI claim, if you are unable to work.
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