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Worklessness and disability

Key points

  • 16% of the working-age population of London are disabled people, but 29% of the workless population.
  • 51% of working-age disabled people are workless; 7% are unemployed and 44% are economically inactive.
  • Disabled people are more likely to be both unemployed and economically inactive than non-disabled people.

Worklessness and disability

What does this graph show?

Disability is a large component of worklessness in London. 16% of the working-age population of London are disabled people, but 29% of the workless population. In London as a whole, 51% of working-age disabled people are workless; 7% are unemployed and 44% are economically inactive. In contrast, 24% of non-disabled people are workless. Disabled people are more likely to be both unemployed and economically inactive than non-disabled people.

Data used

Labour Force Survey, ONS.

Indicator last updated: 21 October 2015