Link to source: Labour market status of disabled people
The employment rate among 16- to 64-year-old disabled people has gradually increased over the past two decades. However, the rate is still more than 30 percentage points lower than the equivalent rate for non-disabled people and fewer than half of working-age disabled people are in employment.
Changes to the survey means that there are three distinct periods within which rates are not directly comparable with those in other periods.
Link to source: Labour Force Survey
The employment rate among disabled people in the UK ranges from 35% in Northern Ireland to 50% in England. The rates have increased in all parts of the UK since 1998/99 but in the most recent period the change has been smallest in Scotland.