Data Notes

Recent Data Notes

DataNote No. 64, 2019

A key concern for policy and practice is how choice is supported for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). The National Core Indicators (NCI) collects data on employment status, including whether individuals are working in a paid job in the community, as well as each person’s interest in doing so. This DataNote focuses on interest in working in paid jobs in the community for individuals who are not currently working.

DataNote No. 63, 2019

Data show that people with disabilities are consistently less likely to be working than their non-disabled counterparts. In this Data Note, the employment rate for working-age people is compared across disability types, as well as those without disabilities.

DataNote No. 62, 2019

This Data Note explores whether racial disparities exist in the employment outcomes of people with intellectual disability who receive services from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system.

DataNote No. 61, 2019

This Data Note summarizes SSI work incentives and their underutilization by SSI recipients.

DataNote No. 60, 2018

This Data Note summarizes findings from the FY2016 National Survey of State Intellectual and Developmental Disability Agencies' (IDD Agencies) Employment and Day Services.

DataNote No. 59, 2017

Only 23% of adults with intellectual disabilities work, compared to 73% of people without disabilities ( To bridge this gap, the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program offers valuable services including assessment, job search assistance, and counseling.