State has Second Highest Rate of Employment for People with Disabilities
Washington, May 31 – As North Dakota’s Democrats head to the caucus next week, RespectAbility is releasing its updated North Dakota Disability Voter Guide.
North Dakota has the coveted distinction of being the state with the second highest rate of employment for individuals with disabilities, employing 49.9 percent of their citizens with disabilities, coming in closely behind South Dakota at 50.1 percent.
Fully 49.9 percent of the 38,037 working-age (between the ages of 21 and 64) people with disabilities are employed in North Dakota. The 2,100 youth with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 20 living in North Dakota have increasing chances to successfully transition into the world of work. North Dakota’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.