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Subject:  Re: Disability: How the unemployed survive Date:  3/25/2013  8:55 AM
Author:  isawbones Number:  418812 of 455520

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/social-security-ran-478b-def......

The Social Security Administration also released new data revealing that the number of workers collecting disability benefits hit a record 8,827,795 in December--up from 8,805,353 in November.

In 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an average of 112.556 million full-time workers in the United States, of whom 17.806 million worked full-time for local, state or federal government. That left an average of only 94.750 million full-time private sector workers in the country.

That means that for every 1.67 Americans who worked full-time in the private sector in 2011, there is now 1 person collecting benefits from the Social Security administration.
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