Unemployment Insurance Usage by Disabled Individuals

Project Dates

01/20/2011 - 03/18/2011


Using administrative data from the State of Washington, the study cross-walked Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit data with information on enrollment in other programs that may have identified participants as having a disability, such as vocational rehabilitation or Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs in which individuals self-reported disability status. By cross-walking the data to Vocational Rehabilitation and WIA, the profile that was developed provided a sense of what portion of a state’s long-term unemployed may have had a disability.


The Interaction of Workforce Development Programs and Unemployment Compensation by Individuals with Disabilities in Washington State. Kevin Hollenbeck; issued by NTAR Leadership Center, New Brunswick, NJ. (2011)


Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Subject Area

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Unemployment insurance; Workers compensation and disability