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8,733,461: Workers on Federal 'Disability' Exceed Population of New York City
(CNSNews.com) - A record of 8,733,461 workers took federal disability insurance payments in June 2012,
according to the Social Security Administration. 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 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 the
Social Security Administration
there were 3,334,333 workers taking federal disability payments. That
equaled about 1 person taking disability payments for each 35.5 people
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