Disability Employment Statistics: Some Positive Movement; Much Room for Growth
3 Feb 2020
DEED’s mission is to empower the growth of Minnesota’s economy for everyone by reducing employment disparities and promoting an equitable work environment. For the Labor Market Information Office, this means paying close attention to the specific labor market challenges faced by populations with barriers to employment. People with disabilities can face significant barriers to employment – and many Minnesotans have a disability. As of 2018, more than 600,000 Minnesota residents reported having at least one disability, comprising 11 percent of the state’s population.