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DH-15 Data Details

DH-15 Reduce unemployment among people with disabilities

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
14.5 (2009)
Target
13.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 16 to 64 years with disabilities who want a job, are available to work, and are actively looking for work
Denominator
Number of persons aged 16 to 64 years with disabilities who are in the U.S. labor force
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Current Population Survey (CPS), 2009:

[NUMERATOR:]

10. Does anyone in this household have a business or farm?

  1. Yes
  2. No

11. Last week, did you do any work for either pay or profit?

  1. Yes
  2. No

12. Last week, did you do any unpaid work in the family business or farm?

  1. Yes
  2. No

13. Last week (in addition to the business) did you have a job, either full time or part time? Include any job from which you were temporarily absent.

  1. Yes
  2. No

14. Last week, were you on layoff from a job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

15. Has your employer given you a date to return to work?

  1. Yes
  2. No

16. Have you been given any indication that you will be recalled to work within the next six months?

  1. Yes
  2. No

17. Have you been doing anything to find work during the last four weeks?

  1. Yes
  2. No

18. What are all of the things you have done to find work during the last four weeks?

  • (10). ____________________
  • (11). ____________________
  • (12). ____________________
  • (13). ____________________

14. Last week, could you have started a job if one had been offered? If no, ask 15.

  1. Yes
  2. No

15. Why is that? If reason other than temporary illness, the person is NOT in the labor force.

[denominator:]

[DISABILITY IDENTIFIERS]

This month we want to learn about people who have physical, mental or emotional conditions that cause serious difficulty with their daily activities. Please answer for household members who are 16 years old or over.

Is anyone deaf or do they have serious difficulty hearing?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is this person blind or do they have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.

  1. Yes
  2. No

Does this person have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Does this person have difficulty dressing or bathing?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Unemployment Rate = Number of people unemployed and actively looking for work / Total civilian labor force.

Individuals who are available to work are considered unemployed if he/she answered "yes" to questions 5, and either 6 or 7, or if they say “yes” to 8 and provide a job search method that could have brought them into contact with a potential employer in 9 and if the said “yes” to 14 or “temporary illness” to 15 as listed in the numerator section above. Individuals are considered in the total civilian labor force with disabilities if they answered “yes” to questions in the denominator section above, and they are classified as employed or unemployed.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. 1997 to the Present [Internet]. Rockville (MD): National Center on Health Statistics. c2010- [cited March10.]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/quest_data_related_1997_forward.htm
  2. Kobau R, Zahran H, Thurman DJ, Zack MM, Henry TR, Schachter SC, Price PH. Epilepsy surveillance among adults—19 states, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2005. MMWR 2008;57(SS-6):1-20.
  3. Questionnaires, Datasets, and Related Documentation