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Iowa Employment & Disability
Creating A Stronger Workforce for Iowa

Individuals with Disabilities Nearly one-fifth of Iowa's population is identified as having a disability, and 9% of these individuals have a disability that greatly affects their presence in the workforce.  Iowa enjoys a relatively low unemployment rate, yet people with a disability hover at an unemployment rate of nearly 40%. The Governor’s 21st Century Workforce Council report indicated 87,000 Iowans with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed, and cited the group as a "largely untapped reservoir of workers." It should be noted that individuals with reported, diagnosed, and visible disabilities comprise only a small portion of Iowans with disabilities.  Employment is a key component in building assets for Iowans with disabilities. Finding new, inventive ways to include people with disabilities in the workforce benefits both employers and Iowans.

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