8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 StatesSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 03:19
8,753,935: Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population of 39 States
By Terence P. Jeffrey
July 23, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8,753,935 during the month from the previous record of 8,733,461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
The 8,753,935 workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July exceeded the population of 39 of the 50 states. Only 11 states—California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey—had more people in them than the number of workers on the federal disability insurance rolls in July.