Table 2. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and barrier to employment, May 2012

Table 2. Persons with a disability who were not employed by age, sex, educational attainment, prior work experience, and barrier to employment, May 2012
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Not employed(1) Percent distribution
Total Barrier No barrier Total Barrier No barrier

Persons with a disability

Total, 16 years and over

23,147 11,451 11,296 100.0 49.5 48.8

16 to 64 years

11,095 7,860 3,000 100.0 70.8 27.0

65 years and over

12,051 3,591 8,296 100.0 29.8 68.8

Men

10,015 5,127 4,723 100.0 51.2 47.2

Women

13,131 6,324 6,573 100.0 48.2 50.1

Total, 25 years and over

22,050 10,731 10,928 100.0 48.7 49.6

Less than a high school diploma

5,835 3,086 2,648 100.0 52.9 45.4

High school graduates, no college(2)

8,094 3,803 4,144 100.0 47.0 51.2

Some college or associate degree

5,195 2,712 2,382 100.0 52.2 45.9

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

2,926 1,130 1,754 100.0 38.6 59.9

Never worked(4)

2,820 1,782 986 100.0 63.2 35.0

Footnotes
(1) Persons who are not employed include both the unemployed and those not in the labor force (neither working nor looking for work). Employed persons were not asked about barriers to employment.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
(4) This estimate represents all persons with a disability who have never worked. It includes both unemployed persons and persons not in the labor force.

NOTE: Persons with a disability were able to report more than one barrier to employment. Data may not sum to total because some persons did not respond to the question identifying barriers to employment. Barriers to employment include: lack of education or training, lack of job counseling, lack of transportation, loss of government assistance, need for special features at the job, employer or coworker attitudes, own disability, and other.

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