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Breaking News – 3,838 New Jobs for People with Disabilities in Nebraska

Nebraska is 5th Best State for Workers with Disabilities

Washington, D.C., March 27 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, Nebraska now ranks 5th in the nation for employment of people with disabilities. Under Gov. Pete Ricketts, over 3,838 more Nebraskans with disabilities entered the workforce last year, putting Nebraska in the top five states for employment. Other top states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Alaska. People with disabilities have been left out of previous periods of job growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

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Breaking News – 5,944 New Jobs for Marylanders with Disabilities

However, challenges remain in terms of education and empowerment.

Washington, D.C., March 27 – Even as the national employment rate continues to increase, more Marylanders with disabilities are entering the workforce. A new analysis published by RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, reports that Maryland now ranks 17th in the nation for employment of people with disabilities. In total there are 334,505 working-age Marylanders with disabilities and 137,517 have jobs. Last year, 5,944 more people with disabilities entered Maryland’s workforce.

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Breaking News – 9,550 new jobs for people with disabilities in Illinois

Washington, D.C., March 19 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 9,550 more people with disabilities in Illinois gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Illinois now ranks 30th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 679,862 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 242,783 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois has a 35.7 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 945 new jobs for people with disabilities in New Mexico

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 945 more people with disabilities in New Mexico gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, New Mexico now ranks 42nd on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 153,667 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 49,084 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Susanna Martinez, New Mexico has a 31.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 4,966 new jobs for people with disabilities in Idaho

RespectAbility and Best Buddies present Gov. Otter award for job gains for Idahoans with disabilities. 

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 4,966 more people with disabilities in Idaho gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility and Best Buddies took the opportunity to recognize Governor Butch Otter with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.

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Breaking News – Iowa Lost 2,975 Jobs for People with Disabilities but Still Leads Most States

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities around the country are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, according to new data, 2,975 people with disabilities in Iowa lost jobs. Nationally, while Iowa has been significantly above the national average, people with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system around the country is catching up to Iowa’s and is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else. Iowa lost jobs at the same time there was a four-fold national improvement in new jobs for people with disabilities.

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Breaking News – 6,707 new jobs for people with disabilities in Ohio

Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 6,707 more people with disabilities in Ohio gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Ohio now ranks 29th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 851,743 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 304,940 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor John Kasich, Ohio has a 35.8 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 931 new jobs for people with disabilities in Vermont

Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 931 more people with disabilities in Vermont gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Vermont now ranks 16th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 49,458 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 20,506 of them have jobs. Governor Phil Scott, who answered RespectAbility’s candidate questionnaire in 2016, has always been dedicated to disability issues. Vermont has a 41.5 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 7,198 new jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut

Gov. Malloy: “Our goal is to make sure that everyone that can be employed is employed”

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 7,198 more people with disabilities in Connecticut became employed.  People with disabilities have previously been left out of periods of economic growth, today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

As America’s governors gathered in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting to talk about these and other key issues During the Winter Meeting, Governor Daniel Malloy took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut. When asked, Governor Malloy said: “…most disabilities can be overcome at least to the extent to allow someone to have a job and be rewarded by that job.” He went on to add, “Our goal is to make sure that everyone that can be employed is employed.”

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Breaking News – 28,642 new jobs for people with disabilities in Georgia

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 28,642 more people with disabilities in Georgia gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Georgia now ranks 36th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 698,283 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 236,577 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia has a 33.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities. There are several highly successful Project SEARCH sites in Georgia which enable youth with disabilities to gain jobs.

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Breaking News – 715 new jobs for people with disabilities in Hawaii

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 715 more people with disabilities in Hawaii gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Hawaii now ranks 18th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 66,031 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 26,356 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor David Ige, Hawaii has a 39.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities.

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Breaking News – 12,662 new jobs for people with disabilities in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 12,662 more people with disabilities in Massachusetts gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Massachusetts now ranks 24th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 390,729 working-age people with disabilities living in Massachusetts and 150,647 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts has a 38.6 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Indiana.

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Breaking News – 18,349 new jobs for people with disabilities in Kentucky

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 18,349 more people with disabilities in Kentucky gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Kentucky now ranks 46th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 439,748 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 133,926 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky only has a 30.5 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities. However, today it is improving.

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Breaking News – 19,978 new jobs for people with disabilities in Michigan

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 19,978 more people with disabilities in Michigan gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Michigan now ranks 38th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 764,335 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 254,334 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan has a 33.3 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms Maine, New York, and Florida.

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Breaking News – 2,305 new jobs for people with disabilities in Maine

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 2,305 more people with disabilities in Maine gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Maine now ranks 39th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 109,376 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 36,357 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Paul LePage, Maine has a 33.2 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 5,531 people with disabilities lose jobs in Alabama as State Ranked 49th in America

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities around the country are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, while nationally the growth of new jobs for people with disabilities went up four-fold, according to new data, 5,531 people with disabilities in Alabama lost jobs.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Alabama now ranks 49th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 421,135 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and only 115,799 of them have jobs. Alabama has a 27.5 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities.

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