By Sarah Laugtug, career consultant and executive editor of ilivewithadisability.com
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the October 2011 disability employment data, and the news was encouraging. According to the news release, unemployment for people with disabilities ages 16-64 was 13.2 percent. This number may seem high, but in October 2010, unemployment for people with disabilities was at 14.8 percent. This means that in the past year, the number dropped by 1.6 percent.