Posted 20/11/2019

View from the Chair article published in the Business Newsletter, 22 October 2019 by Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission

"Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people before finding one.  Almost a quarter of disabled people want to work but are unemployed, compared to just 16% of people without disabilities. And people living with disabilities are almost half as likely to be in paid work here in Northern Ireland, (40.6%) than people without disabilities (80.7%)."

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