October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which celebrates the work contributions of Americans with a disability and tries to raise public understanding about the employment difficulties people with a disability often face. In 2016, there were about 5.4 million people with a disability employed in the United States, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers. People with a disability were more likely to work in service occupations than those with no disability (21.3 percent, compared with 17.6 percent) and in production, transportation, and material moving occupations. Disabled persons were less likely to work in managerial and professional jobs.
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