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Disability advocates urge more inclusive work environments, hiring practices
Lily Bohlke, Illinois News Connection
Oct. 20, 2021Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 1:11 p.m.
According to federal data, the jobless rate for people with disabilities is 11.5%, compared with slightly more than 5% for the rest of the population.
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As businesses across Illinois and the nation work to fill open positions, advocates for people with disabilities say they should take a more inclusive approach.