Employment: key facts from the life opportunities survey interim results, 2009/10

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
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1 December 2010
Disabled people, Employment
Social welfare
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This information sheet presents some of the interim findings of the life opportunities survey regarding the barriers to and enablers of employment for adults. The survey found working age disabled adults were less likely to be in work than non-disabled adults of working age: half of working age disabled adults were in work, compared with three-quarters of non-disabled adults of working age. The most common reason economically inactive adults gave for why they were not seeking work was reasons relating to a health condition, illness or impairment. Lack of job opportunities was the most common barrier reported for unemployed adults both with and without impairments.

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