Disability and employment

Date published: 11 January 2023

NISRA published a research report called "Getting into and staying in employment: limiting long-term illness" on 11 January 2023. 


This report looks at employment of those with limiting long-term illness or disabilities, as self-reported in the 2001 Census, to identify drivers and quantify their impact on the likelihood of obtaining employment or staying in employment by 2011. A second strand of this study assessed the difference in employment rate between those with and without long-term health problems or disabilities in 2011 (disability employment gap).