The group of persons with disabilities has formed an axis for priority action in social policies carried out in recent years in order to achieve integration of these persons in the workplace.
In response to these information requirements, and in partnership with IMSERSO, the General Directorate for Disability Support Policies, the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Disabled Persons (CERMI) and the ONCE Foundation, since 2010 the INE has been carrying out the statistical operation "Employment of persons with disabilities", in order to obtain data regarding the labour force (employed persons, unemployed persons) and for the population outside the labour market (inactive persons) within the group of persons with disabilities.
This operation uses information deriving from integrating statistical data supplied by the Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) with the administrative data recorded in the State Database of Persons with Disabilities (BEPD). Since 2012, the statistics have been broadened by incorporating data regarding measures to boost employment and protected employment from the General Social Security Treasury (TGSS), information regarding payment of benefits from the Public Social Benefits Register of the National Social Security Institute (INSS) and data regarding dependence on the System for the Autonomy of and Support for Dependent Persons (SAAD).
Employment of persons with disabilities investigates the situation with regard to the labour market of the group of persons between the ages of 16 and 64 years old who hold disability certificates.