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Unemployment soars for people living with disabilities

But report finds remote options present opportunities

BY RICHARD KHAVKINE richardk@thechiefleader.com
Posted 4/1/22

The unemployment rate for the nearly 1 million New York City residents living with a disability skyrocketed during the pandemic and shows little sign of easing, despite an overall decrease since mid-2020, according to the Center for an Urban Future.

A recent report by the independent policy organization found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities reached nearly 17 percent last year, more than double the 7.4 percent in 2019.

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