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Increasing employment rates for Indigenous people with a disability

Date posted: 28 February 2014

A new report Increasing employment rates for Indigenous people with a disability has been released today by the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The report identifies the principles that underpin the most successful employment programs for people with a disability and some of the variations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians employment rates.

The report highlights the following information from the 2011 Census:

Indigenous job seekers experience greater labour market disadvantage than non-Indigenous job seekers. The disadvantages include living in locations that are distant from labour markets or are otherwise disadvantaged areas, having lower levels of education, poorer health and higher rates of disability. Service providers who create strong links with local Indigenous organisations, communities and employers find it easier to engage and assist Indigenous job seekers.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Jess Cumming
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Ph: (02) 6249 5033
Mobile: 0401 769 793


Last updated: 28 February 2014
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