To raise awareness of services available for people with disabilities seeking employment and encourage businesses, state and local governments to embrace their employment.
Since we are constantly being bombarded by statistics on TV and on social media sites, here are 4 toolkits from the U.S. Census Bureau aimed at children (but don’t be ashamed or scared to learn from them if you’re an adult) to help us learn more at different levels.
The Website Has Been Updated with the October 2022 Municipality and November 2022 National Unemployment Data.
All election results have been updated.
Please check unemployment data by governor and senator on each state unemployment page.
National Unemployment Updates
National Unemployment as of October 2022
The November 2022 total unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted remained the same as the September 2022 total unemployment rate (3.7%). The unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted) remained the same as for people with no disabilities (3.5%) but decreased for people with a disability (7.2% to 6.0%).
The November 2022 total unemployment rate (non-adjusted) remained the same as the September 2022 total unemployment rate (3.4%). The unemployment rate (non-adjusted) for people with no disabilities remained the same as (3.2%) but decreased for people with a disability (7.3% to 5.8%).
Unemployment rates for disabled people is less than double the rate for non-disabled people (3.5% compared to 6.0% (seasonally adjusted) but remains double the rate for non-disabled people 3.2% compared to 5.8% non-seasonally adjusted).
The percentage and number of those unemployed over 52 weeks increased for the month of November 2022 (15.5%) 930,382 from October 2022 (15.2%) 920,447. (See Unemployed 52 Weeks or Longer)
Municipality Unemployment as of October 2022
379 of the 393 municipalities (96.4%) have an average monthly number of unemployed lower in 2020 than 2008. (October 2022)
(47 states have lower average monthly number of unemployed lower in 2022 than 2008 in all of their municipalities); no state has a higher average monthly number of unemployed in 2022 than 2008 in all of their municipalities)
14 municipalities have a higher average monthly number of unemployed in 2022 than they did in 2008.
No municipality has a higher average monthly number of unemployed in 2022 than they did in 2021.
Smoothed Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates Are Current as of October 2022.
International Trade as of September2022
The September 2022, annualized deficit, export and import U.S. International Trade charts have been added to the bottom of this page.
Imports increased in September 2022 from August 2022 ($326.5 to $331.3 billion). Exports decreased in September 2022 from August 2022 ($260.8 to $258.0 billion). The trade deficit increased in September 2022 from August 2022 ($65.7 billion to $73.3 billion).
State, Governor and Senator Unemployment
State Unemployment as of October 2022
No states have a higher number of average monthly number of unemployed in 2022 (thru October) than 2021.
Links to State Governors, U.S. Senators and U.S. House of Representatives
At the top of each state page (both unemployment data and fun facts, is a PDF with links to the governors, U. S. Senators and U.S. House Representative web page along with their phone numbers. Please let them know how you feel about the job they are doing.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) New Regulations: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
OFCCP’s New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
PLEASE NOTE: The Number of People Unemployed Over 52 Weeks is initially based on an estimate when the national data comes out each month but is more accurately represented when the state data is available. The percentages, however, will not change.