Comment: Disabled, incarcerated not counted

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Disabled, incarcerated not counted

"the ranks of workers collecting disability benefits have swollen to 8.7 million in April from 7.1 million in December 2007, when the recession officially began.

Some of those workers are using disability benefits to replace expired unemployment benefits, the Bloomberg story suggests. That means they're officially out of the "labor force," which means they don't get counted when the government calculates unemployment."