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.
October 7th, 2023
The Website Has Been Updated with National Unemployment Data thru September 2023 and July 2023 International Trade Data.
International Trade as of July 2023
The September 2023, annualized deficit, export and import U.S. International Trade charts have been added to the bottom of this page.
Imports decreased in September 2023 from August 2023 ($314.1 to $322.7 billion). Exports increased in September 2023 from August 2023 ($255.4 to $261.0 billion). The trade deficit increased in September 2023 from August 2023 ($58.7 billion to $61.7 billion).
National Unemployment Updates
National Unemployment as of October 2023
The October 2023 total unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) remained the same as the September 2023 total unemployment rate (3.8%). The unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted) remained the same for people with no disabilities (3.6%) but increased for people with a disability (7.2% to 7.6%).
The September 2023 total unemployment rate (non-adjusted) remained decreased from the July 2023 total unemployment rate (3.9% to 3.6%). The unemployment rate (non-adjusted) decreased for people with no disabilities (3.8% to 3.4%) and for people with a disability (7.4% to 7.3%).
Unemployment rates for disabled people is almost double the rate for non-disabled people 3.6% compared to 7.6% (seasonally adjusted) and 3.6% compared to 7.3% (non-seasonally adjusted).
State Unemployment as of August 2023
1 state has a higher number of average monthly number of unemployed in 2023 (thru August) than 2008.
16 states have a higher number of average monthly number of unemployed in 2023 (thru August) than 2022.
I have also updated all of the State Government PDF contact pages on the State Unemployment and State Fun facts pages with the complete list of current governors, senators and US Congresspeople.
I have updated the unemployment data for Governors and Senators. There are 11 governorships and 34 senate seats up for election in 2024.
The percentage and number of those unemployed over 52 weeks increased for the month of July 2023 increased (10.0%) 580,677 from June 2023 (9.8%) 568,075. (See Unemployed 52 Weeks or Longer)
Municipality Unemployment as of August 2023
381 of the 393 municipalities (96.9%) have an average monthly number of unemployed lower in 2023 than 2008. (August 2023)
(49 states have lower average monthly number of unemployed lower in 2023 than 2008 in all of their municipalities); 6 states have a higher average monthly number of unemployed in 2023 than 2008 in all of their municipalities)
Smoothed Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates Are Current as of August 2023.
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.