The inequalities in the job market for disabled workers was described as ‘shameful’ by local MSP Rhoda Grant, Labour.
Rhoda Grant, who is also Labour’s Finance, Jobs and Fair Work spokesperson in Scotland, said:
“[The] figures lay bare the stark inequalities disabled people face in the labour market.
“That only 45.6% of disabled people are in employment, compared to 81.1% for non-disabled people is shameful and highlights the huge steps Scotland still needs to take towards equality of opportunity for disabled people.
“Everyone should have the right to work and Scottish Labour will continue to encourage the government to investigate ways in which we can promote the entry of disabled people into the labour market.”