Larger Portion Of People With Disabilities Reported Unemployment, Financial Hardships Than Those Without, Study Says.

March 16, 2023

The Washington Times (3/16, Salai) reports, “Layoffs and furloughs caused by COVID-19 restrictions and the switch to remote work caused more job losses and financial hardships for adults with disabilities than the non-disabled, a new study” published in JAMA Network Open found. Researchers examined “a weighted sample of 223,796,314 adults based on data the U.S. Census Bureau collected from August 2021 to March 2022.” They discovered “that larger percentages of people with disabled vision, hearing, cognition and movement reported unemployment and financial hardships than the non-disabled in the previous month.”

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