Ireland -Bad record in workforce disability and illness -January 25, 2013

According to unpublished data obtained by The Irish Times from the EU statistics agency Eurostat more Irish adults are outside the workforce owing to disability and illness than in any other of the euro area’s 17 countries. Since the recession began there has been a marked increase in this category, but, the figures show that even during the boom the proportion of adults under 60 not in the labour force owing to disability and illness was well above the European average .



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