2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

Employment Policy

Section 11: Employment Policy

This section presents statistics relevant to disability employment policy research in the United States. Specifically, the data address state minimum wage rates, Social Security disability allowance rates, Supplemental Security Income supplementary payments, and earned income tax credit rates.

The data for state minimum wage rates are accurate as of August 2016, and were gathered from the Department of Labor. The Federal minimum wage is presented as default if a state does not have a minimum wage or if the rate is below the Federal level. 

The data for Social Security disability allowance rates and Supplemental Security Income supplementary payments are from the Social Security Administration. More information about allowance rates and supplementary payments can be found in the State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients report released in January 2011 through the Social Security Administration.

The data for earned income tax credit rates were found through the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides information and policy recommendations about policy issues such as earned income tax credits.

Tables

Table 11.1: In [c517:year], the states with the highest and lowest Social Security disability allowance rates were [c517:state:max:1] and [c517:state:min:1], with allowance rates of [c517:value:max:1] and [c517:value:min:1] percent.

Table 11.2: In [c518:year], the states with the highest and lowest earned income tax credits were [c518:state:max:1] and [c518:state:min:1], with credits of [c518:value:max:1] and [c518:value:min:1] percent.

Table 11.3: In 2011, the states with the highest and lowest Supplemental Security Income Supplementary Payments were [c519:state:max:1] and [c519:state:min:1], with payments of $[c519:value:max:1] and $[c519:value:min:1].

Table 11.4: In [c520:year], the state with the highest minimum wage rate was [c520:state:max:1] with a rate of $[c520:value:max:1]. 21 states have no minimum wage or one that is lower than the Federal Minimum of $7.25.

Table 11.1 Employment Policy—Social Security Disability Insurance Allowance Rate for People Living in the United States, by State: 2016
Table 11.2 Employment Policy—State Earned Income Tax Credits for People Living in the United States: 2016
Table 11.3 Employment Policy—Monthly Supplemental Security Income Supplementary Payments for People Living in the United States, by State: 2011
Table 11.4 Employment Policy—Minimum Wage Rates for People Living in the United States, by State: 2016