In 2016, 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability was 65.3 percent. The employment-population ratio for both persons with and without a disability increased from 2015 to 2016 (by 0.4 percentage point for persons with a disability and by 0.3 percentage point for persons with no disability).
This article review theoretical and empirical work in labor economics and the sociology of work relating to the segmentation of the labor market into a primary and a secondary sector and examines the implications for vocational rehabilitation.
Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest among labor market analysts in what has come to be called real - time labor market information (RT LMI). RT LMI is information gleaned from a large number of online job postings. Several private sector entities have developed software that collects online job postings by “scraping” or “spidering” the listings from the Internet.
This study presents the first field experiment on disability and hiring in the United States, eliminating selection biases while generating evidence in a real-world setting. This study fits into the growing literature on field experiments in economics.
Through this article we can learn more about Labor Market and using Labor Market to improve Job Prospects. LMI can provide information to better inform state planning efforts and strategies, and LMI providers can be strong partners in improving an organization’s decision support process.