House of Commons Library briefing paper: People with Disabilities in Employment

People with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 9.0%. The unemployment rate for people without disabilities was 3.8%.

This is according to the January 2018 paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper summarises the key statistics on disabled people in employment in the UK.

The briefing paper finds:

  • There were 3.5 million people of working age (16-64) with disabilities in employment between April and June 2017, an employment rate of 49.2%
  • People with disabilities had an employment rate 31.3 percentage points lower than people without disabilities between April and July 2017
  • 3.8 million people with disabilities of working age were economically inactive.

Read the briefing paper (pdf).