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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Services to help eligible individuals with disabilities become employed. Eligibility requires that the individual have a physical, mental, or sensory impairment that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment and that they need DVR services to enter or retain employment.

State Core Indicator Results

 

Employment - Percentage of participants who were employed, as reported to the Employment Security Department during the third quarter after leaving the program.*

All 58%

Completers 78%

Earnings - Median annualized earnings six to nine months after leaving the program. (Quarterly earnings are the result of hourly wage rates and the number of hours worked in a calendar quarter. To derive annualized earnings, quarterly earnings are multiplied by four.)

All $14,087

Completers $14,458

Skills - Percentage of participants who obtained an appropriate credential. (Percentage based on all participants, including those who did not receive training through the program.)**

61%

Net Employment Impact - Difference between the employment rate for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured between two and three years after leaving the program.

2.4 percentage points

Net Earnings Impact - Difference between the average annualized earnings for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured between two and three years after leaving the program.

$922

Participant Return on Public Investment - The ratio of the present values of additional lifetime participant earnings and employee benefits to public costs of the program.  Additional lifetime participant earnings and benefits are additional earnings and employee benefits received (minus participant program costs, taxes on added income, and any loss in unemployment insurance benefits), when compared to the non-participant control group.

$4 to 1

Taxpayer Return on Investment - The ratio of the present values of projected additional lifetime taxes paid by the participant (plus any decrease in unemployment insurance benefits), in comparison to the public costs of the program.  Additional taxes are those additional taxes projected to be paid in comparison to the taxes projected to be paid by the non-participant control group.  Change in unemployment insurance benefits is the change in benefits paid to participants compared to the non-participant control group. 

$4 to 1

 

* Includes some out-of-state employment data but not all of it and does not include data on self-employment.
**Completed rehabilitation plan.


Employment & Earning Indicators Over Time

Employment Rate - Percent of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Participants with Reported Employment in Third Quarter after Exiting Program


Earnings - Median Annualized Earnings of Participants in Third Quarter after Exiting Program (First Quarter 2014 dollars)

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