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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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AARP Employment Data Digest July 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 July 2018 version of the digest. Despite the overall labor force participation rate declining, the rate for people ages 55 and older increased slightly to 40.2 percent. The unemployment rate for people ages 55+ remained at 3.1 percent for the third consecutive month.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70748

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The Value of Experience: AARP Multicultural Work and Jobs Study

This survey gathered insights from workers 45+ and asked questions regarding their experiences in the workplace, especially regarding age discrimination. Sixty-one percent of older workers report that they’ve seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Among those concerned about losing their job in the next year, one-third list age discrimination as a reason.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70672

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Employing People with Disabilities: Lessons from Kessler Foundation’s Signature Employment Grants

This paper examines the success of grants given to initiatives that address the employment gap between people with and without disabilities. Independent evaluations identified five elements which were common to successful projects, namely, 1) A focus on changing attitudes about people with disabilities and their ability to work, 2) A person-centered approach to employment, 3) Technological platforms or model documentation, 4) Strong community partnerships, and 5) Wraparound services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70602

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AARP Employment Data Digest June 2018

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. AARP PPI has recently released its June 2018 version of the digest. The labor force participation rate for people ages 55 and older remained unchanged from the previous month, while the unemployment rate for people ages 55+ increased to 3.1 percent. The rest of the digest summarizes various employment statistics and compares June numbers to previous reports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70596

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies’ Early Implementation Experiences with Pre-Employment Transition Services

This report is one of three reports released around the same time from Mathematica Policy Research focusing on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. This report examines states' experiences with a new mandate requiring them to provide pre-employment transition services available to all students with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70540

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Potential Strategies to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Youth SSI Recipients

This report is one of three reports released around the same time from Mathematica Policy Research focusing on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. This report outlines evidence-based strategies to promote sustained, gainful employment for youth with disabilities who are receiving SSI.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70539

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Implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion: A Look at the Data and Evidence

This issue brief summarizes the current evidence surrounding the effects of Medicaid expansion on coverage, access, affordability, health outcomes, and economic indicators. The paper draws primarily from evidence examined in 202 studies reviewed in a previous KFF literature review on this subject.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70484

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2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report

The Institute on Disability has released the latest Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report. The Compendium includes many tables of data, including state and national values and trends over time. The Annual Report highlights state and trend data, and complements the detailed tables available in the Compendium & Supplement. The Annual Report includes maps to highlight the variability in disability rates by state, and each map is related to a specific table from the Compendium.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70168

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