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Disability Data for Colorado from the 2009 American Community Survey: Employment

Number of working-age adults (ages 18-64) with disabilities and disability rate, by labor force status in Colorado, 2009
  Total population Any Disability Daily activity limitation Self-care limitation
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
  3,262,000 268,000 8.2% 91,000 2.8% 40,000 1.2%
 Employed 2,401,000 118,000 4.9% 21,000 0.9% 7,000 0.3%
 Not employed
 Unemployed* 215,000 21,000 9.9% 6,000 2.8% 1,000 0.5%
 Not in labor force 647,000 129,000 19.9% 64,000 9.9% 32,000 5.0%

*Actively looking for work or on temporary layoff.

Employment status of working-age adults, by disability status in Colorado, 2009
  Any Disability Daily activity limitation Self-care limitation No disability
Number of people 268,000 91,000 40,000 2,994,000
Employment status
Employed 44.0% 23.2% 17.4% 76.2%
Not employed 56.0% 76.8% 82.6% 23.8%

Employment of working-age adults by disability status in Colorado, 2009

The above bar chart shows that 76.2% of working-age adults without disabilities in Colorado are employed, compared to 44.0% of working-age adults with disabilities, 23.2% of working-age adults with dailiy activity limitations, and 17.4% of working-age adults with self-care limitations.

Unemployment rate† among working-age adults, by disability status in Colorado, 2009
  Any Disability Daily activity limitation Self-care limitation No disability
   Percent of labor force participants not employed
 Unemployed  15.3% 21.9% 13.7% 7.8%

† Defined as the ratio of unemployed people to labor force participants.

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Employment Data for Colorado from the 2008 American Community Survey

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