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Jun 2, 2015 11:19 AM

Researchers in NH hope survey will shed light on employment barriers for disabled

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A national survey that explores how people with disabilities find and keep jobs shows that more than two-thirds of them are "striving to work."

Researchers with the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire include three groups of people under that category. They are the 43 percent who are currently working, the 9 percent who are looking for work and the 17 percent who have worked since the onset of their disability.

The survey results they are releasing Wednesday also include information about what employment barriers people face and how often they overcome them. Officials hope the information will spur development of targeted strategies and programs to get more people with disabilities into the workplace.


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