More Disabled Canadians Find Work
A growing percentage of people living with disabilities are finding work, representing the largest increase in the employment rate among Canadians, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
The latest data released Thursday from the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) found that between 2001 and 2006, the employment rate for people with disabilities rose from 49.3 per cent to 53.5 per cent.
In comparison, the employment rate for people without disabilities increased from 73.8 per cent to 75.1 per cent over the same five-year period.
In absolute numbers, that translates to 339,590 more people with disabilities working by 2006, compared with 874,960 more people without disabilities, according to Statistics Canada.
Gosh, maybe we should do whatever it is they're doing.
Thanks to Ravi Malhotra for the pointer.