According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.3 in June 2011. By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 70.2. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 16.9 percent, compared with 9.0 percent for persons with no disability, not seasonally adjusted. As the nation's largest minority—comprising almost 50 million individuals—people with disabilities can help fulfill your business goals. Employers who value individual differences, in all aspects of their operations, benefit from varied perspectives on how to confront business challenges and achieve success. Perhaps more than any other group of people, individuals with disabilities have the ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances. As employees, they add to the range of viewpoints businesses need to succeed, offering fresh ideas on how to solve problems, accomplish tasks and implement strategies.
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