Resolution Foundation report on disabled people and employment

The Resolution Foundation published a report on disabled people and employment in June 2016. The report says that disabled people who have had more than a year out from the workforce are treated twice as harshly as their non-disabled counterparts. According to the research the chances of a disabled person being able to re-enter the workforce during any particular quarter drop to just 2.4 per cent if they have been out of work for more than a year, compared with the 16 per cent chance they stand if they have been out of the workforce for less than a year. These figures mean that a disabled person’s chance of being able to re-enter the workforce is 6.5 times lower if they spend more than year unemployed.