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Hope'n'Change: More People Went on Disability than Found Jobs in June

economaster Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 5:42 PM
Do you have any data to back up your claims that unemployed people are moving to SS disability? Because the growth rate of the SS disabled population has been fairly constant since 1995, and the two years with the highest y/y growth in the SS disabled pop. since 1995 where '03 & '04 ie Bush

It would have been easy for President Obama to miss the finer points of yesterday's jobs report, given that he only spent 26 seconds speaking about it in Ohio. But do these numbers look like "a step in the right direction" to you?

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's recovery. While the economy...