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Breakout Session

Bringing People with Disabilities into the Workforce

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM ET

Roughly two-thirds of the 60 million American adults with a disability want to work, yet only 20% are active in the labor force. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities is consistently about double that of adults without a disability. Including people with disabilities in the workforce has broad impacts on each state’s overall economy and can provide relief to state budgets. Learn about the many policy options for engaging this largely untapped pool of workers.  

Presenters

Josh Cunningham
Program Manager, NCSL Employment, Labor & Retirement Program

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Saige Draeger
Research Analyst II, NCSL Employment, Labor & Retirement Program

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Senator Becky Massey
(R-Tenn.)

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