Disability employment gap (1)

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the current disability employment gap for London?


Disability employment gap (1)

Disability employment gap (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Data on employment gaps by various characteristics have been published on a microsite on the London Datastore as part of my measures of economic fairness. These measures cover many different aspects of fairness and are grouped around 3 main themes:

•          A labour market that works for everyone

•          Equal opportunities

•          Raising living standards

These measures will help to shape our work to foster a fairer and more inclusive capital – and help to hold to account those whose actions drive economic outcomes in London.


The specific headline measure around disability employment gaps shows the latest figure (2017) is an employment gap of 27 percentage points in London. This is further broken down by gender. For more information, see https://data.london.gov.uk/economic-fairness/labour-market/employment-gaps/