Employment News

Fact Sheet: Employment Disparity Grows for Rural Americans with Disabilities

While overall employment rates have improved since the recession, employment for people with disabilities in rural areas has decreased. This fact sheet uses the recently released American Community Survey 5-year estimates to explore changes in employment rates for people with and without disabilities across the nine divisions of the United States, and for metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core counties.

Picturing Work: A New Program for Vocational Empowerment May Help People with Psychiatric Disabilities Pursue Work

A recent study suggested that Vocational Empowerment Photovoice (VEP) may help people with psychiatric disabilities to feel less stigmatized, more empowered, and to see themselves as workers. VEP includes group sessions and the creation of “photovoice narratives,” an exercise which involves individuals preparing stories around photographed items related to employment.