The number of unemployed people with disabilities rose sharply again in January. The temporary peak in unemployment among people with disabilities was reached in August 2020 with 25.461 people. Since then, the number of unemployed severely disabled people has decreased by a total of 969 people. In January this number rose sharply by 751 to 25.243 people with disabilities (15.286 men and 9.957 women), the Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL) currently announced. Compared to the previous year, the number has increased by 2.124 people.
"Unfortunately, a significant increase in unemployment among people with disabilities was to be expected in January 2021, as the lower employment in winter coincides with the second corona-related lockdown," says LWL Social Affairs Director Matthias Münning. "We will do everything in our power to slow this development and to support employers and employees with severe disabilities in developing new career prospects." The LWL Inclusion Office Work has started to promote inclusion companies and other social enterprises from the federal Corona Participation Fund.