Fast Facts

How many Floridians with disabilities are working?

There are many different ways to answer this question. Check out our latest Fast Facts featuring data from the sources below!

#6 American Community Survey

One way is to look at data from the United States Government. It collects information through the United States Census. This survey is called the American Community Survey (ACS).

#7 Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes

Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes measures the percent of youth with disabilities who are no longer in high school, had Individualized Education Plans when they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or working in the community within one year of leaving high school.

#8 National Core Indicators Project

Data from the National Core Indicators (NCI) Project can help us understand what percentage of people are working and what percentage of people want to work.

#9 Rehabilitation Services Administration-911

Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation reports data every year to the Rehabilitation Services Administration, which is part of the US government.The report shares the outcomes of the services Florida VR gave to job seekers with disabilities.

#10 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Florida reports data on individuals who got behavioral health services that are funded through grants from the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral health services are ways of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

#11 Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Status

Read about the different ways that the COVID-19 virus has impacted the number of people with ID/DD who work.

Fast Facts! Info about Floridians with disabilities and work

Fast Facts 1: How many Floridians with disabilities are working?

Data from Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities helps us answer this question.

Fast Facts 2: What does the national data tell us?

We used the American Community Survey to explore this question.

Fast Facts 3: What percentage of people work, want to work, or are planning to work?

This Fast Facts uses charts to display findings from the National Core Indicators.

Fast Facts 4: Working in the community—Why it’s important

What do we mean when we say someone is “working in the community?”

Fast Facts 5: What is self-employment?

Learn what self-employment is and why it’s good for people with disabilities.