Job seekers saw a boost in hiring in December, but people with disabilities didn’t appear to derive any benefit. Employment data just released from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that unemployment among those with disabilities rose to 13.5 percent in December. That’s up from 13 percent the prior month, the lowest rate seen in two-and-a-half years. The negative job news for the disability community comes in the face of a bright spot in employment for the general population. The Labor Department reported that the economy added 200,000 new jobs in December and general unemployment declined to 8.5 percent.
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