44 per cent of disabled people employed

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The employment rate among disabled people has remained stable over the last four years. In the second quarter of 2016 the rate was 44 per cent, compared to 73 per cent for the whole population aged 15-66.

For disabled people aged 15-24, however, the employment rate has decreased from 2013 to 2016, in accordance with the trend for young people in total.

The part-time employment rate is much higher among disabled people than among employed people in total. In 2016, the part-time rate was 43 per cent among disabled people, compared to 25 per cent in total.

Twenty-four per cent of disabled people without employment wanted to be employed in the second quarter of 2016. For the whole population aged 15-66, the corresponding rate was 32 per cent.

Not all people wanting work are classified as unemployed, according to the criteria on active job seeking and availability for a job. In the second quarter of 2016, 29 per cent of disabled people wanting work were classified as unemployed. Compared to the second quarter of 2015, the unemployment increased among disabled men, from 3.7 to 6.0 per cent.


Source: SSB / Norway Today