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AARP Employment Data Digest September 2019

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. This report draws from monthly data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. AARP PPI has recently released its September 2019 version of the digest. Although the job rate growth slowed slightly, the unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent overall, and 2.4 percent for people ages 55 and older.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71773

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State Strategic Planning for Employment First

This strategic planning manual helps states develop a strategic process to increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for people with disabilities. This manual is designed as a guide for state leadership teams and facilitators working to create a statewide cross-systems Employment First strategic plan. It is intended to help states strategically align their policy and programs to further CIE as the first priority for all individuals with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71430

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Older Americans in the Workforce

This report examines older adults in the workforce. It uses data on retirement-age Americans’ incomes, health, and activities gathered from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An increasing number of older adults are participating in the labor force, many of them college-educated. This participation growth is driven largely by improved health.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71363

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Financial Well-being of Older Americans

This report explores the factors that are associated with the financial well-being of older Americans. It looks at the association of financial well-being and a range of topics including employment and retirement; housing situation; debt; family and living arrangement; health-related experience; and financial knowledge, skill, and behavior. The findings indicate that, in general, financial well-being increases with age into the late seventies, then declines.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71052

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Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

This report from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) analyzes the benefits and costs of workplace accommodations. JAN publishes this annual report using data from a survey they conduct with employers who contact them for specific information about workplace accommodations and/or the ADA. This year's results show that the majority of accommodations, 59 percent, were cost-free, while the typical cost of other accommodations was $500.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70924

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Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws

This report assesses the degree to which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Access Board have addressed the recommendations issued in the 2000 NCD report, "Promises to Keep: A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act". NCD also uses the framework developed in this previous report to evaluate how various agencies implement and enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal disability rights laws and programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70860

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National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the Real Deal: Joining the Industries of the Future

This report is a follow-up to NCD's 2012 report discussing Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This 2018 report assesses the status of Section 14(c) employment, explores trends regarding American workers with disabilities being paid below minimum wage, and highlights recent policy changes impacting this employment model. NCD also makes recommendations for building capacity for supported employment services and changing pay structures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70828

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AARP Employment Data Digest September 2018

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. This report draws from monthly data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. AARP PPI has recently released its September 2018 version of the digest. The unemployment rate for people ages 55 and older declined to 2.8 percent, but the percentage of long-term unemployed ages 55+ increased to 34.6 percent.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70803

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States Expand Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities

This recently released white paper explains the barriers to employment faced by people with disabilities and highlights areas where governors can help people with disabilities overcome the challenges they may face in seeking employment. The strategies in this paper were developed following a learning lab meeting with states to discuss ways to take advantage of pools of untapped talent and ensure that workforce development and hiring policies are inclusive of people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70777

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