Labour market statistics on persons with disabilities

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explicitly include persons with disabilities in several of their targets and indicators, including on full and productive employment and decent work. To measure the progress of countries in achieving the SDGs and effectively include people with disabilities in their efforts it is crucial to disaggregate labour market statistics and other data by people’s disability status.

The ILO is promoting the inclusion of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics methodology in the application of labour force surveys. Furthermore, the ILO is developing a dedicated module on persons with disabilities to be used in labour force surveys.