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The Office for National Statistics has yesterday released Labour Market figures for the period June to September, 2016.
Scope analysis reveals that:
- The employment rate for non-disabled people has increased by 0.4 percentage points since this time last year.
- The disability employment gap is 32.2 percentage points.
- In work disabled people are more than twice as likely to fall out of work than non-disabled people (10.1% of employed DP fall out of work compared to 3.8% of non-DP).
- 1.7m working age disabled people not in work for over 5 yrs (48% of all who are out of work).