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Table 2 Employment status of qualitative interview participants at baseline and follow-up

From: ‘I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I’m just ready to work’: mental health recovery narratives within the context of Australia’s Disability Employment Services

Employment status Baseline Follow-up
Working full time 0 4
Working part time and requiring more hours 3
Working part time and studying 2 2
Studying and looking for work 1 4
Volunteering and looking for work 3 3
Volunteering and studying 1 2
Unemployed, not studying or volunteering 20 8
No longer in labour market or DES* 3
  1. *One participant left DES and the labour market after becoming a parent
  2. Two participants left DES and were not currently looking for work