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Chart depicting Employment Rates for Working-Age Americans with and without Disabilities, by Race in 2018. 38.9 percent of White Working-Age Americans with Disabilities had jobs as did 86 percent of White Working-Age Americans without Disabilities. Only 29.7 percent of Working-Age African-Americans with disabilities had jobs compared to 74.4 percent of Working-Age African-Americans without Disabilities. At the same time, 43.2 percent of Working-Age Asian-Americans with disabilities had jobs as did 74.6 percent of Working-Age Asian-Americans without disabilities.

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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