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CBSNEWS: Americans with disabilities still can't land jobs

By: Employment Network
Posted in: About

The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 27 this summer.  While it has greatly improved many things for people with disabilities, one thing that it hasn't improved is the employment rate.  According to this article, about half of Americans with disabilities were employed when the law was signed; however, according to Census data, that declined to 41% by 2010.  Some economists believe that the ADA actually may have made it less likely for employers to hire people with disabilities because of the costs they might incur for providing accommodations. Unconscious may play a role as well.  The article also notes that people with disabilities generally earn.

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