Washington, D.C., March 29 – Amid a trend of nationwide job growth for people with disabilities, Kansas is outperforming far bigger states like California and Texas. According a new report by the nonpartisan advocacy group RespectAbility, the Sunflower State now ranks 7th in the nation for employment of people with disabilities, with 4,807 people with disabilities entering the workforce.
According to the newly published 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium, Kansas currently has an employment rate of 46.4 percent for its citizens with disabilities. Out of 191,769 working-age (18-64) Kansans with disabilities, 89,069 have jobs. Kansas increased their employment rate from 44.7 percent to 46.4 percent and moved from 9th in the nation to 7th in just one year.