Providing Evidence for Policy & Practice
on Disability in the Workplace
Disability@Work is a group of four academic researchers who have a long-standing interest in disability in the workplace and in the labour market. This is our website.
The Disability Employment Gap
The Disability Employment Gap (DEG) measures the percentage point difference in the employment rate between non-disabled and disabled people of working age. It is measured from National Statistics reported quarterly by the Office for National Statistics.
It has fallen from 33.5 percentage points in 2013 to 29 percentage points in 2019. This downward trajectory is less than the conservative government commitment set in 2015 to halve the DEG and is largely explained by an increase in the reporting of disability (Jones and Wass 2015).