A study by Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) shows that the UK’s lowest employment rate for people with disabilities is found in Northern Ireland. One in three disabled people, aged 16 to 24, did not attend any sort of training, employment, or education (NEET). When they worked frequently, people with disabilities had fewer steady jobs and made less money. According to the UUEPC research, only 36% of disabled people in Northern Ireland were employed. In Northern Ireland, 80% of those without disabilities are employed. As a result, with a 44% “disability employment gap,” Northern Ireland has the highest gap in the UK. The UUEPC investigation also discovered that disabled individuals were “disproportionately” negatively affected by the pandemic’s limitations. Broader support services for people with learning disabilities “disappeared or were severely decreased” during the pandemic, based on former Ulster University research. Additionally, evidence suggests that disabled people in Northern Ireland face a higher risk of poverty.