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8,733,461: Workers on Federal ‘Disability’ Exceed Population of New York City

Posted By admin On July 3, 2012 @ 1:53 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News [1]
July 3, 2012

A record of 8,733,461 workers took federal disability insurance payments in June 2012, according to the Social Security Administration [2]. That was up from 8,707,185 in May.

It also exceeds the entire population of New York City, which according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate [3] hit 8,244,910 in July 2011.

There has been a dramatic shrinkage in the United States over the past 20 years in the number of workers actually employed and earning paychecks per worker who is not employed and is taking federal disability insurance payments.

In June 1992, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 118,419,000 people employed in the United States, and, according to theSocial Security Administration [2], there were 3,334,333 workers taking federal disability payments. That equaled about 1 person taking disability payments for each 35.5 people actually working.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/8733461-workers-federal-disability-exceed-population-new-york-city

[2] according to the Social Security Administration: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/cgi-bin/currentpay.cgi

[3] Census Bureau’s latest estimate: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popcur.shtml

[4] 8,803,335: Another New Record for Disability—Up 975 Per Day Under Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/8803335-another-new-record-for-disability%e2%80%94up-975-per-day-under-obama.html

[5] Americans Joining Disability Now Outpacing Americans Finding Jobs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/americans-joining-disability-now-outpacing-americans-finding-jobs.html

[6] Social Security Ran $47.8B Deficit in FY 2012; Disabled Workers Hit New Record in December: 8,827,795: http://www.prisonplanet.com/social-security-ran-47-8b-deficit-in-fy-2012-disabled-workers-hit-new-record-in-december-8827795.html

[7] Terrorist Watch List May Exceed US Population by 2019, World Population by 2023: http://www.prisonplanet.com/terrorist-watch-list-may-exceed-us-population-by-2019-world-population-by-2023.html

[8] Unemployment Still High, Not for Government Workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unemployment-still-high-not-for-government-workers.html

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