People with mental health problems have the lowest employment rate among the disability group

According to the Observatory on Disability and the Labor Market of the ONCE Foundation (Odismet), in Spain more than 530,000 people have some type of psychosocial disability.

In Spain, more than 530,000 people have some type of psychosocial disability, which represents 17% of people with disabilities, the second most important type. These are mainly people under 65 years of age (71%) and men (51%).

According to the data collected by Odyssey, people with mental health problems are those with the lowest employment rate among the disability group (17.6%, compared to the average of 25.8% or of the population without disabilities who reaches 65.9%).

The same occurs with its activity rate of 29.1%, which is 5.4 points less than that presented by the total number of people with disabilities and up to 43.1 points below those without disabilities.

As claimed in a statement the World Health Organization (WHO) in the current situation, it is necessary to dedicate a greater investment in this area, which is one of the “most neglected areas of public health”.

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