Employment: Disabled

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Liberal Democrat, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the employment rate of (a) all people and (b) disabled people was in each of the last five years; and what progress has been made towards meeting his Department's public service agreement target 8.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The employment rate for disabled people and for all people in each of the last five years is shown in the following table.

Disabled employment Rate GB employment Rate Gap
Period from April-June
2003 45.4 74.7 29.3
2004 46.7 74.7 27.9
2005 47.0 74.7 27.7
2006 47.5 74.4 27.0
2007 47.2 74.3 27.1
Source:

Labour Force Survey

Information relating to what progress has been made towards meeting this target (and others) is available in the departmental Autumn Performance Report 2007. This is available in the Library and can also be viewed at:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/dwp/2007/autumnreport/full-report07.pdf

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