Authors: Ari Ne’eman and Nicole Maestas.
View DIEP RESEARCH BRIEF: How das COVID-19 impacted disability employment?
- The employment rate for people with disabilities recovered more quickly than for people without disabilities after the COVID-19 recession.
- By Quarter 2 of 2022, the labor force participation and employment rates of people with disabilities were nearly 4 percentage points higher in than they were prior to the pandemic while they remained below pre-COVID levels for people without disabilities.
- Employment growth for people with disabilities was concentrated in teleworkable, essential, and non-frontline occupations.