80 Pct of State Bodies Lack Disabled Employees

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan's welfare ministry said Tuesday that the number of disabled employees stood below the standard required by law at 35 of the 43 state institutes as of June 1 this year.

The actual hiring rate of disabled people stood at 1.22 pct, against the statutory figure of 2.5 pct.

Of the total, 28 of 34 central government ministries and agencies failed to reach the statutory hiring rate.

State institutes had a total shortage of nearly 4,300 disabled employees. The National Tax Agency alone fell more than 1,000 such workers short of the required level.

Among municipalities, the number of disabled workers was insufficient in 40 pct of all prefectures and 30 pct of cities, towns and villages.

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