6 Facts You Might Not Know About Disability and Work.
The Papworth Trust have been producing a report, annually, for the past 5 years which contains statistics around disability and work. There are some interesting stats around disability and work.
Over 50% of working age people who are out of work (either unemployed or economically inactive) are disabled people.
Disabled people are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people. In March 2013, the unemployment rate for disabled people stood at 12%, compared to 7.6% of non-disabled people.
57% of adults with impairments experience barriers to employment (in the type or amount of paid work they do), compared with 26% of adults without impairments.
The 2 most commonly stated enablers for employment among adults with impairments are flexible hours/days and tax credits.
The 2 most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%) and difficulty with transport (29%).
1 in 6 people who become disabled while in work lose their job during the first year after becoming disabled.