Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (88, 89)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

88. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Taoiseach the rate of employment for those of working age and classified as having a disability; and the way in which this compares to the EU average. [52887/19]

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Willie O'Dea

Question:

89. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Taoiseach the rate of employment here for those of working age and classified as having a disability; and the way in which this compares to the EU average. [52948/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 88 and 89 together.

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State. The primary classification used for the LFS results is the ILO (International Labour Organisation) labour force classification.

Respondents to the LFS are asked whether they have at least one long-lasting condition or difficulty and the most recent figures available are for Q2 2019.

The employment rate for any category of persons is calculated as the number of employed persons aged 15-64 years in that category expressed as a percentage of the total number of persons aged 15 to 64 in that category.

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 years classified as having a disability was 39.9% in Q2 2019.

There is currently no corresponding EU 28 data available.