Unemployment rates in the Illawarra have risen by 0.10 per cent. But what does that mean for some whose struggle to find employment is made more difficult through a physical or mental disability?

Forty-six per cent of working aged people with a disability are unemployed, but a new initiative in the Illawarra is seeking to lessen that statistic by offering free makeovers to local jobseekers with disabilities.

Samara Gardner reports.