Courtesy of Stuart M. Basefsky at Cornell University:
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT [DOCUMENTS & DATABASES] as of 15 August 2019
NCSL’s Disability Employment Database tracks current bills and legislation in all 50 states addressing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It includes accessible transportation, inclusive hiring, special education, subminimum wage, and other disability employment issues.
Labor & Employment: Bill Summaries/Databases | August 14, 2019
Approximately 164,000 jobs were created in July 2019, and the national unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment increased in professional and technical services, health care, social assistance, and financial activities.
Labor & Employment: Reports | August 02, 2019
This page contains a database that include occupational licensing legislation from all 50 states.
Labor & Employment: Bill Summaries/Databases | July 31, 2019
NCSL offers a number of resources on employment policy for people with disabilities. This includes state laws relating to state hiring practices, accessible transportation policy, inclusive apprenticeships, and workers’ compensation laws.
Labor & Employment: Articles/Briefs/Newsletters | July 16, 2019
Unemployment rates in May were significantly lower in six states (Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont), higher in two (Nebraska and South Carolina),and were generally stable for the rest of the 42 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Labor & Employment: Reports | July 05, 2019
A national database of state regulations developed to contribute to the understanding of the variation in occupational licensing burdens across the country and particularly among professions for which these laws may pose unnecessary barriers to employment.
Labor & Employment: Bill Summaries/Databases | June 19, 2019
2019 NCSL Legislative Summit Pre-Conference: Implications of Living to 100: Preparing State Policymakers
Join policy innovators as we take stock of demographic changes and discuss how systems and supports may need to change to sustain a 100-year life. Explore topics including health and long-term care, employment and retirement savings opportunities, and designing physical communities and facilities that are inclusive for people of all ages.
Labor & Employment: Meetings | June 11, 2019
Rural counties across the U.S. continue to suffer from a shrinking population and workforce. To keep rural communities and economies thriving, state policymakers are experimenting with a variety of different policy solutions to attract and retain residents.
Labor & Employment: LegisBrief | June 06, 2019
Information and resources presented by experts from the 2019 Western States Policy Meeting: Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities
Labor & Employment: Meetings | June 05, 2019
When workers are injured on-the-job, workers’ compensation provides insurance coverage for their treatment and wage replacement benefits. When workers have extended absences from work they are less likely to ever return to work and often turn to federal disability benefits.
Labor & Employment: Reports | May 24, 2019