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The Labor Effects of Work from Home on Workers with a Disability
FRB of St. Louis
2024.02.28
In the United States, 9.5% of individuals ages 25 to 54 had a disability, according to 2022 census data. Due to a variety of factors, including an array of job barriers they may face, these individuals tend to have lower wages, a lower rate of labor force participation and a higher rate of unemployment. Work from home (WFH) has the potential to improve labor market outcomes for workers with a disability.
In fact, remote work has already opened up more jobs to individuals with disabilities, as noted by the National Disability Institute. In a 2022 statement, Thomas Foley, the institute’s executive director, said flexible employment arrangements “reduce multiple barriers, increase productivity and allow us to add value to our organizations and our shared national workforce.”
In this blog post, we examine recent trends in the WFH rate for workers with and those without a disability. We also look at how wages, unemployment, hours and labor force participation have changed in recent years relative to the pre-pandemic period.