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24 Oct 2017
Dundee Stronger Together

The number of people with substantial learning disabilities in England and Wales who are in paid employment has fallen.

While unemployment in Britain generally has been fallen, the Department of Health has suggested that the proportion of learning disabled people who were in paid employment fell from 7% in 2012-13 to 6.8% in 2013-14.

This is probably caused by cuts in the supported employment programmes which help people get into work.  

Figures for Scotland from ESAY suggest paid employment in Scotland is less at only 6.2% (not including those training for employment)