Friday, December 19, 2008

Nineteen Percent of US Population Considered Disabled


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According to numbers released this week by the US Census Bureau more than 54 million Americans have some form of disability.

More Than 54 Million Disabled in US, Census Says

This is an increase from the last calculation of the number of disabled Americans from 18% to 19%.

About 46% of those with disabilities are employed whereas 84% of adults without disabilities are employed. People with a severe disability earned an average of $1,000 less each month than those without a disability.

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