[Colorado-talk] Workforce and Rehabilitation Stats?

Everett Gavel everett at everettgavel.com
Sat May 23 19:03:21 UTC 2015

Below are some rather depressing numbers from 
Ohio's workforce & rehab stats. Ohio is where I 
lived before moving here to Colorado in 2012. Can 
anyone point me to Colorado's stats for work, 
success, and failure rates for rehab clients, 


Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:40:47 -0400
From: Eric Duffy <peduffy63 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Interesting figures

In Ohio, the workforce participation rate of 
people with disabilities has remained fairly low 
at only 33.8%. Compare that number with the 
general population without disabilities who are 
employed at a rate of where 75.9%. There are 
812,500 working age Ohioans with disabilities and 
of those who are vocational rehabilitation 
clients, 3,510 were able to find jobs. Governor 
John Kasich made Ohio an "Employment First" state 
by decree and there are several model programs, 
including Project SEARCH, which originated in 
Ohio. However, progress has been hampered by the 
fact that the state returned $18,215,538 to 
Washington. This hurts economic prospects for 
people with disabilities--especially the 50,300 
Ohioans between the ages of 16 to 20 by not 
continuing to fund these vocational rehabilitation 

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