U.S. employment and unemployment rates among deaf vs. hearing people in 2017

Among adults aged 25 to 64 years in the United States, 75.8 percent of the hearing population is employed, compared to 53.3 percent of deaf people. This statistic shows the rates of employment, unemployment and labor force involvement among deaf and hearing people in the U.S. in 2017.

Rates of employment, unemployment and labor force involvement among deaf and hearing people in the U.S. in 2017

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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Age group

25-64 years

Supplementary notes

"In this report, the term deaf is used in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing impaired." * People who reported being currently, or recently, looking for work, are counted as unemployed.
** People who are not currently employed, and are not looking for work, are counted as not in the labor force.

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