44% of the disabled in Norway were employed in the second quarter of 2016. The percentage of employed people among the disabled aged between 15 to 66 has remained fairly stable over the past four years.
In the second quarter this year, 44% of disabled were in employment, compared to 73% of the total population of the same age group, reported Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå, SSB).
For disabled people aged between 15 to 24 years, the proportion of employed people fell as much as 9% to 35% from 2013 to 2016, which is in line with the trend for employment among youth in general.
Of the 349,000 disabled people who were not in jobs, there were 85,000 (24%) who expressed a desire work in the second quarter. This share has remained largely at that level since surveys began in 2002.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today