Duration of unemployment

Working-age people with disability are more likely to be unemployed for longer periods than those without disability—30% with disability have been unemployed for at least 1 year, compared with less than 14% without disability (Figure 1).

Unemployed working-age males with disability (39%) are more likely than their female counterparts (20%) to have been unemployed for at least 1 year.

References

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Microdata: disability, ageing and carers, Australia, 2015. ABS cat. no. 4430.0.30.002. Canberra: ABS. AIHW analysis of TableBuilder.

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Figure 1

Column chart showing duration of unemployment for unemployed working-age people with and without disability. The reader can select to display the chart by five categories of duration, by sex, and by age group, including 15-24, 25-64 years and all ages. The chart shows people with disability aged 25-64 are more likely (35%) to be unemployed for at least one year than those without disability (19%). Back to figure 1