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Baton Rouge ranks in the top 100 best cities for people with disabilities

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Baton Rouge ranks in the top 100 best cities for people with disabilities according to a new report from WalletHub

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, shining light on the fact that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost double the rate for people without them. 

WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities in the United States using several factors including the number of physicians per capita to the rate of employed people with disabilities.

Baton Rouge was the 59th best city for people with disabilities according to the report.  Here is a list of the top ten and the bottom ten.

Top 10 Cities for People with Disabilities

1    Overland Park, KS 
2    Scottsdale, AZ 
3    Peoria, AZ 
4    Tampa, FL 
5    St. Petersburg, FL
6    Huntington Beach, CA
7    Oklahoma City, OK
8    Gilbert, AZ
9    Honolulu, HI 
10    Santa Clarita, CA

Worst Cities for People with Disabilities

141    Rochester, NY
142    Birmingham, AL
143    Newark, NJ
144    Winston-Salem, NC
145    Stockton, CA
146    Worcester, MA
147    Moreno Valley, CA
148    San Bernardino, CA
149    Jersey City, NJ
150    Providence, RI

For the full report, you can visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-people-with-disabilities/7164/

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