Facility-Based Employment


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Facility-Based Employment is when an individual is receiving employment services in a setting where the majority of employees have a disability and are receiving continuous job-related supports and supervision.

Examples of facility-based employment include:

  • Sheltered workshops
  • Work activity centers
  • Extended employment programs

In Reporting Period 2020, there were 3,738 people working in a facility-based job. This is a 60% decrease from Reporting Period 2019.

There were 3,761 facility-based jobs in Reporting Period 2020, which is a 56% decrease from Reporting Period 2019. 


Facility-Based Employment


The visualization below breaks down the hours and wages for those facility-based jobs. 

These bar charts represent the number of jobs and not the distinct count of people. 

The column chart on the left-hand side shows the average hours worked per week. You can toggle between Reporting Period 2019 and Reporting Period 2020 by using the filter.

The bar chart in the middle shows the average wages per hour for Reporting Period 2019, and the bar chart on the left shows you the wages per hour for Reporting Period 2020. 

For Reporting Period 2020, the majority of people were working 0-4.99 hours a week (31%) and were making $0-$4.99 an hour (42%). 

The overall statewide average for those in facility-based work made $6 an hour and worked 11 hours a week.  


Facility-Based Employment - Average Hours and Wages