Disabled unemployment up almost a quarter between 2011 and 2017

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-12-2018 10:28:00 · 0 Comments
Disabled unemployment up almost a quarter between 2011 and 2017

Unemployment among disabled people increased by almost a quarter 24% between 2011 and 2017, contrary to the trend in society in general and last year only 11% of the disabled registered with job centres got jobs.

The figures are taken from the most recent report on “People with Handicaps in Portugal – Human Rights’ Indicators 2018”, produced by the Handicaps and Human Rights Observatory (ODDH in the original Portuguese), and show that there were 12,911 disables people registered at job centres in 2017.

This figure is 24% higher than the 10,408 people registered in 2011.

The report reveals that people with serious disabilities have the lowest employment rates in Portugal, of around 35.6%, compared with 73.2% among people without any disabilities.

On the other hand, looking at 2016, the disabled represented only 0.51% of the human resources in companies with more than 10 employees and 71% of them had a moderate degree of disability.

In the state sector, the ratio of workers with a disability was 2.42% in 2017.

These and other figures were publically presented and discussed on Thursday at the 3rd ODDH Meeting – Disability, Dignified Work and Citizenship, in Lisbon.


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