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nTIDE COVID-19 Updates - October 23, 2020

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Please join us for the latest COVID-19 employment data analysis on Friday, October 23rd, 2020.

Don't forget to register for our special mid-month nTIDE COVID-19 Update!

Using data from a population survey released mid-month, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #11 - 11/06/2020

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Please join us for the eleventh episode of our fifth season of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Series.

Register for our November 6th webinar


Most Recent nTIDE webinar


Season 5 - Episode #10 - 10/02/2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring more on the 2020 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey and the experiences of college graduates with disabilities who came of age under the ADA−−with project director Kimberly Phillips, PhD, of UNH-IOD


 

Past nTIDE Lunch & Learns


nTIDE COVID-19 Updates - September

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Please join us for the latest COVID-19 employment data analysis.

Using data from a population survey released mid-month, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #9 - 9/4/2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring The Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) Project, an evidence-based, comprehensive entrepreneurship education and training program for people with disabilities and service providers in Illinois


nTIDE COVID-19 Updates - August

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Using data from a population survey released mid-month, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #8 - 8/7/2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring the Just in Time Employment Supports Project, a multi-state project of the University of Iowa Midwest Disability Employment Consortium that implements virtual networks to support job coaches, workers, and employers.


nTIDE COVID-19 Updates - July

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Using data from a population survey released mid-month, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives on the corona virus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #7 - 7/2/2020

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Please join us for the seventh episode of our fifth season of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Series.

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring the nonprofit National Organization on Disability, which guides business in best practices for diversifying workplaces with employees with disabilities


nTIDE COVID-19 Updates - June

Using data from a population survey released mid-month, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives on the corona virus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #6 - 6/5/2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring the New Jersey-based GI Go Fund’s programs for helping veterans transition from active duty to civilian jobs


nTIDE Special Report - Implications of COVID-19 - 5/15/2020

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The coronavirus outbreak is affecting hundreds of thousands of people and having a growing impact on the economy and employment. During this special additional nTIDE Lunch & Learn, our team of experts will share their latest perspectives, based on data from a population survey released mid-month, on the coronavirus pandemic and its implications on employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead.


Season 5 - Episode #5 - 5/8/2020

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nTIDE April 2020 Jobs Report: COVID Recession hits workers with disabilities harder
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Webinar—featuring the Disability Rights Louisiana’s FAIR (Financial Access Inclusion and Resources) Program for formerly incarcerated individuals with disabilities


Season 5 - Episode #4 - 4/3/2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report— featuring The Women’s Project – a holistic program based in New York City that helps women with special needs manage the complexities of the justice system, re-enter their communities, and join the workplace.


Season 5 - Episode #3 - 3/6/2020

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nTIDE February 2020 Jobs Report: Third month of job gains for Americans with disabilities - University of New Hampshire and Kessler Foundation nTIDE Report, featuring findings from the federally funded PROMISE - Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income Project – a holistic approach to improving outcomes for young people with disabilities and their families.


Season 5 - Episode #2 - 2/7/2020

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report— featuring Real World Lehigh Valley, an innovative employment partnership with Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The news was positive for the year’s first jobs report, with small gains for Americans with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 5 - Episode #1 - 1/10/2020

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Job gains were minimal for Americans with disabilities at the close of 2019, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Guest presenter Kelli Crane from the Center for Transition and Career Innovation at the University of Maryland presents on translating research into contemporary transition services.


Season 4 - Episode #12 - 12/6/2019

Job numbers rose for Americans with disabilities, sparking optimism among experts, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Guest presenter Jennifer Mathis, Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, will discuss Misperceptions About Mental Health and Gun Violence: Implications for Employment. (View Mathis' reference articles)


Season 4 - Episode #11 - 11/1/2019

Despite resilience of the overall labor market, economic indicators continued to soften in October for Americans with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 4 - Episode #10 - 10/4/2019

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Economic indicators flattened in September for Americans with disabilities, amid signs of softening of the overall labor market, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). For the start of Disability Employment Awareness Month, this sobering news reminds us of the importance of people working in the field of disability employment and the work they do to support people who are striving to work.


Season 4 - Episode #9 - 9/6/2019

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Economic indicators rose again in August, with Americans with disabilities outpacing the gains of people without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This was welcome news for celebrating Labor Day, and the many contributions of American workers, including people with disabilities. 


Season 4 - Episode #8 - 8/2/2019

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Economic indicators rose again for Americans with disabilities, outpacing the modest gains for people without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 4 - Episode #7 - 7/5/2019

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Job numbers were up substantially for Americans with disabilities, an encouraging sign for those striving to work, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, we celebrate the many Americans with disabilities living independently in their communities, and the successful initiatives that support and sustain them.


Season 4 - Episode #6 - 6/7/2019

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In contrast to recent months, job numbers improved slightly for Americans with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). For people with disabilities, employment is key to achieving independence and fully participating in community life. Achieving these goals, however, requires incomes that support lifestyles in the community, which is why advancing competitive integrated employment is a component of several legislative initiatives on the national level.


Season 4 - Episode #5 - 5/3/2019

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The economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat, while people with disabilities saw slight gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This raises questions about the challenges of full employment for jobseekers with disabilities.


Season 4 - Episode #4 - 4/5/2019

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In March, job numbers again showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, in contrast with modest gains for Americans without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This may indicate a tapering off of the engagement of people with disabilities in the labor market.


Season 4 - Episode #3 - 3/8/2019

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Job numbers showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, while the numbers improved for Americans without disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). The minimal declines in the economic indicators may be consistent with the leveling off of gains for this population seen over the last year.

The Hollywood awards season has spotlighted the disparities in hiring in the entertainment industry. Programs such as Joey Travolta's Inclusion Films are helping people with disabilities take advantage of the broad range of opportunities in creative and technical jobs.


Season 4 - Episode #2 - 2/1/2019

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Please join us for 2nd episode of our fourth season of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Series.Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat in January, while those for people without disabilities increased , according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). During “awards season” national attention focuses on the entertainment industry, and a hot topic is the under representation of diversity, including the largest minority group – the 20% of Americans with disabilities.


Season 4 - Episode #1 - 1/4/2019

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Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities dipped in December, in contrast to the gains seen for people without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Employment experts remain optimistic for growth in 2019 given the overall upward pattern in 2018.


Season 3 - Episode #12 - 12/7/2018

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Americans with disabilities saw modest job gains in November, indicating the continuation of an upward trend, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). These gains extend the upward trend that resumed in August 2018, following a brief downturn.


Season 3 - Episode #11 - 11/2/2018

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The key economic indicators for Americans with disabilities continued to rise, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). More than 50 million people in the U.S. have disabilities, comprising the nation’s largest minority. As Veterans Day approaches, we focus attention on this group and its unique challenges to finding employment. Through vocational rehabilitation research, new approaches are being developed to help veterans with disabilities contribute their talent and experience to our communities and the greater economy by re-establishing themselves in the workplace.


Season 3 - Episode #10 - 10/5/2018

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The key economic indicators for Americans with disabilities resumed their upward trend, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Each October, the US Department of Labor celebrates the contributions of Americans with disabilities to the labor force that drives our nation’s economy. 


Season 3 - Episode #9 - 9/7/2018

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The employment of Americans with disabilities returned to a positive trend after two down months, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This reversal may reestablish the extended upward trend in their job numbers that began in early 2016.


Season 3 - Episode #8 - 8/3/2018

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Job numbers declined again for Americans with Disabilities last month, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Despite the second month of downturns, experts remain optimistic about future job gains as the labor market continues to tighten. Accommodations are an important factor in the successful hiring of people with disabilities, and in the retention of employees who develop new disabilities. Employers that are open to providing accommodations and have the capability to provide them, will have greater success in meeting their need for staffing.

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Season 3 - Episode #7 - 7/6/2018

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A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As we observe the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this is a fitting time to reflect on the progress that has been made toward ensuring equal access to employment for people with disability in American society. Kessler Foundation has released a white paper detailing the factors underlying the success of its funding initiatives aimed at increasing the participation of people with disabilities in the workplace.


Season 3 - Episode #6 - 6/1/2018

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities in May, although fewer were looking for work, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). While greater numbers of people with disabilities have entered the workforce over the past two years, Americans with disabilities are still striving for jobs that support their independence.


Season 3 - Episode #5 - 5/4/2018

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Americans with disabilities added another month of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As today’s tight labor market offers greater opportunities for jobseekers with disabilities, there is renewed interest in strategies that help people with disabilities achieve their employment goals.


Season 3 - Episode #4 - 4/6/2018

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Americans with disabilities reached a milestone this month, as the major economic indicators showed increases for the 24th consecutive month, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). The strengthening economy underscores the value of diversity in the workplace. As hiring increases, preparing for the workplace is more important than ever for people with disabilities.


Season 3 - Episode #3 - 3/9/2018

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The major economic indicators held more good news for Americans with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Gains for jobseekers with disabilities moved higher for the 23rd consecutive month. Several factors may be contributing to ongoing job growth. By addressing policies that hinder employment opportunities, state-level initiatives are making progress toward greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.


Season 3 - Episode #2 - 2/2/2018

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January job numbers are a solid start to the new year for jobseekers with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This extends the record trend to 22 consecutive months for this population. Targeted funding of employment initiatives is helping employers in need of workers connect with people with disabilities across the nation who are striving to work.


Season 3 - Episode #1 - 1/5/2018

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Despite the December’s lag in U.S. job numbers, Americans with disabilities continued to show strong gains in the labor market, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This upward trend, which began in the last quarter of 2016, has reached 21 consecutive months for this population.


Season 2 - Episode #12 - 12/8/2017

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The job outlook remained positive for Americans with disabilities, with yet another month of gains in the major economic indicators, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This upward trend now extends to 20 consecutive months of gains in the labor market for people with disabilities.


Season 2 - Episode #11 - 11/3/2017

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The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Results from a new national survey show that many employers have implemented practices and processes for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining people with disabilities. The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives underscores where success is being achieved and reveals opportunities for maximizing inclusion in the workplace.


Season 2 - Episode #10 - 10/6/2017

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This extends the record trend to 18 consecutive months for this population. The process of recovering from disabling injuries often hinders people of working age from returning to work. Many inpatient rehabilitation facilities do not offer employment-oriented services, and after discharge, these services are fragmented or nonexistent. To help individuals stay in the workplace, researchers are looking at the impact of incorporating access to vocational counseling and resources into the medical rehabilitation process.


Season 2 - Episode #9 - 9/1/2017

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For the population with disability, the trend has now reached 17 consecutive months. Accessible public transportation systems, such as buses and trains, provide pathways to independence for people with disabilities. Targeted training programs can help people with disabilities learn to use public transportation safely and efficiently, expanding their access to employment, education, health care, and community activities.


Season 2 - Episode #8 - 8/4/2017

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This extends the record trend to 16 consecutive months for this population. Integrating resources and strategies among stakeholder groups, including funders, government agencies, community organizations, and employers, is essential to meeting the needs for accessibility, job training, and extended support services for people with disabilities in the workplace. National leaders in disability employment are coming together with a shared commitment to maximize the impact of the many and varied funding streams.


Season 2 - Episode #7 - 7/7/2017

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This extends the longest stretch of recorded gains for this population. As the nation implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, vocational rehabilitation (VR) services are evolving to better serve people with significant disabilities. By aligning VR with programs for students and young adults with severe disabilities, there are more options for their transition to competitive, integrated employment.


Season 2 - Episode #6 - 6/2/2017

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities in May, extending the trend to 14 consecutive months, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This constitutes the longest stretch of recorded gains for this population.


Season 2 - Episode #5 - 5/5/2017

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities at a more modest rate, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 2 - Episode #4 - 4/7/2017

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Americans with disabilities continue to outpace their counterparts without disabilities, achieving a full year of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 2 - Episode #3 - 3/10/2017

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Employment continues to increase for Americans with disabilities, building on the solid start to the new year, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment.


Season 2 - Episode #2 - 2/03/2017

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Momentum carried employment gains into the new year, extending the longest upward trend for Americans with disabilities since the Great Recession, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment


Season 2 - Episode #1 - 1/06/2017

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The trend extended through the year’s end, making this the longest run of employment gains for Americans with disabilities since the Great Recession.


Season 1 - Episode #10 - 12/02/2016

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While the employment picture brightens in the United States, more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide continue to face challenges as they strive for inclusion in their communities.


Season 1 - Episode #9 - 11/04/2016

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Trend continues for Americans with disabilities as economic indicators improve for seventh consecutive month, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment...


Season 1 - Episode #8 - 10/07/2016

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For the sixth consecutive month economic indicators rose for Americans with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE)


Season 1 - Episode #7 - 09/02/2016

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For the fifth consecutive month, people with disabilities continue to make gains in the labor market, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #6 - 08/05/2016

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For the fourth consecutive month, major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #5 - 07/08/2016

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For the third consecutive month, major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #4 - 06/03/2016

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The major economic indicators rose for the second consecutive month for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #3 - 05/06/2016

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Two major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, labor force participation and employment to population ratio, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #2 - 04/01/2016

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The two major economic indicators remained steady for people with disabilities, which may signal the beginnings of a turnaround, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #1 - 03/04/2016

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As job growth continues for people without disabilities, the two major economic indicators declined for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


2016 Year-in-Review

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The momentum of the last three quarters extended employment gains into 2017 for Americans with disabilities, as reported in this special year-in-review edition of the Trends in Disability Employment–National Update (nTIDE). Based on the latest national data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this monthly customized report on the employment of people with disabilities is a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).