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Workforce Development Focus on People with Disabilities in Washington

Office of FInancial Management (OFM), 2008 State Population Survey, aged 18 to 64.


Unemployment rate is based on the OFM State Population Survey and is not the official unemployment rate for the state.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind are not represented as, by definition, 100% have disabilities.

Training Results for 2005/2006 Program Year. Numbers are rounded.

Wages and Earnings of People with Disabilities After Entering Workforce Programs

Hourly

Annually

Percent Difference  Between Disabled and Non-disabled

Disabled

Non-Disabled

Disabled

Non-Disabled

Hourly

Annually

Adult Basic Education

$9.68

$10.34

Adult Basic Education

$12750.00

$17751.60

-6%

-28%

Worker Retraining

13.64

15.36

Worker Retraining

22935.30

28025.60

-11%

-18%

Private Career Schools

13.49

13.00

Private Career Schools

19690.50

22174.90

4%

-11%

Vocational Rehabilitation

9.59

n\a

Vocational Rehabilitation

11711.40

n/a

n/a

n/a

Secondary CTE

9.20

9.17

Secondary CTE

12136.80

10452.40

0%

16%

CTC Job Preparatory

12.44

14.35

CTC Job Preparatory

20127.40

25433.10

-13%

-21%

WIA Adults

12.00

11.94

WIA Adults

18103.00

20964.00

1%

-14%

WIA Dislocated Workers

14.56

16.14

WIA Dislocated Workers

23512.00

30366.20

-10%

-23%

WIA Youth

8.65

8.93

WIA Youth

8240.30

10644.60

-3%

-23%

Workfirst

9.20

9.68

Workfirst

9628.40

13527.60

-5%

-29%

Services for the Blind

11.74

n/a

Services for the Blind

17996.90

n/a

n/a

n/a

Workforce Training Results for 2005/2006 Program Year and Employment Security Department. Wages and earnings data are inflation adjusted to first quarter 2007 dollars.

Employment Rates after Leaving Workforce Programs

 

Disabled

Non-Disabled

Adult Basic Ed.

39%

58%

WIA Adults

66

75

Services for the Blind

47

n/a

Vocational Rehabilitation

45

n/a

WIA Dislocated Workers

68

79

Secondary CTE

28

35

CTC Job Preparatory

55

72

Private Career Schools

64

69

Work First

35

54

Worker Retraining

58

74

WIA Youth

54

60

Workforce Training Results for 2005/2006 Program Year and Employment Security Department. Information is based on participant employment rate three quarters after exiting a program.

 

 

 

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