Employment: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of disabled adults have been in employment in each year since 2017, by sector.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Summary estimates on disability employment are published quarterly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and can be found at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08.

These statistics are used to monitor the number of disabled people in work and the disability employment rate and gap.

The Department also publishes annual disability employment statistics which provide more detailed analysis and breakdowns – including by industry and sector - of the ONS summary estimates and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-employment-of-disabled-people.

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