Just 5 in 100 people here with disabilities have jobs

At just 4.9 per cent, the number of people with disabilities who are employed in Singapore is one of the lowest among developed societies.
At just 4.9 per cent, the number of people with disabilities who are employed in Singapore is one of the lowest among developed societies.PHOTO: ST FILE

Rate among lowest in developed nations; industry experts say more can be done

Having a disability is testing enough but there is an added challenge for those affected in Singapore - getting a job.

Only an estimated five out of every 100 people with disabilities here are employed, based on calculations by The Straits Times. At just 4.9 per cent, the rate is one of the lowest among developed societies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2019, with the headline 'Just 5 in 100 persons here with disabilities have jobs'. Print Edition | Subscribe