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Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June
Hotair ^ | 07/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/06/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Here's a fun tidbit that I missed from the June jobs report. Most months, the number of people transferring out of the workforce on disability claims are easily dwarfed by the people who find jobs. In June? Hope and change, baby:

More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn't the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

I discussed this with economist John Lott, co-author of the book Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth, and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future, along with Grover Norquist. Lott explains that as people run out of jobless benefits after the two-year cycle, they look to transfer to a more permanent subsidy. These people have given up hope of finding any kind of work in the future, and probably for good reason; two years without a job makes skill sets erode, and creates anxiety among employers who are definitely in a buyer’s market in terms of labor needs. John explains further why this report is most certainly not a “step in the right direction,” and explains why American unemployment is now actually worse than in Europe:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: disability; jobs; ssdi; unemployment

1 posted on 07/06/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

Redefining "disability" has been proved not to change the unemployment concerns or increase productivity in any any way shape or form.

2 posted on 07/06/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 07/06/2012 1:56:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: SeekAndFind
HOPE AND CHANGE

4 posted on 07/06/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
How? I have heart disease, severe diabetes and a dozen other major conditions and have been turned down THREE times!
5 posted on 07/06/2012 1:58:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: SeekAndFind
My sister ran into an old acquaintance that is on disability from a back injury while the government is paying for her to go to Cosmetology school. What the?????
6 posted on 07/06/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 07/06/2012 1:59:22 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m gettin the urge to get me some of that free disability.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mournful numbers indeed.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 2:12:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How? I have heart disease, severe diabetes and a dozen other major conditions and have been turned down THREE times!”

Tell them you’re a black, transgendered, lesbian, illegal alien, Muslim and you’ll be just fine.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 2:13:24 PM PDT by MeganC (January 20, 2013: The End of an Error)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have tried a lawyer? The lawyers are advertising on TV out here in CA.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 2:16:25 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: MeganC

Funny you should say that. After Katrina, I moved to Texas from Biloxi MS to look for work as my business had been destroyed (business owners and the self-employed, such as commissioned salespeople don’t get unemployment insurance) and was denied food stamps because I was white. Later, I found a job as a supervisor at the Texas Workforce Center overseeing the give-aways to the New Orleans Katrina evacuees. No, I’m not kidding.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 2:18:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Mike Darancette

2nd and 3rd time was with a lawyer.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: SeekAndFind

85,000 more Obama voters.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind


15 posted on 07/06/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep, disabled.

How did the original Colonist and Pioneers make it..???

They had much less than your average “poor” American and no

infrastucture.

Wow.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep, disabled.

How did the original Colonist and Pioneers make it..???

They had much less than your average “poor” American and no

infrastucture.

Wow.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You and my wife are in the same boat.. Hardly able to work, and no one would hire her if the knew the issues she had.

Been turned down twice.. waiting the 2-3 years to see the judge now.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Our govt. truly makes life easy for theives. If you cannot find one way to have them extort money from your neighbors then just fill out another form. Eventually you will find one that fits your particular circumstances.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: cableguymn

When I first moved up to WA in 2005, I went down the street to see if I could find someone willing to take me out on their boat to survey my property so I could consider building stairs down to my beach. Met a nice guy with a sailboat, which he frequently took solo up to the San Juan islands and elsewhere.

He became my handyman, and regularly mowed my lawn... at least when he wasn’t out sailing. I eventually found out that he had been fighting for disability for a couple of years for a fall from a ladder he had. Eventually he won full coverage... then proceeded to drink himself to death within 2 months.


20 posted on 07/06/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How? I have heart disease, severe diabetes and a dozen other major conditions and have been turned down THREE times!

The scammers are using 'mental' - say it's hard to disprove. Have a public temper tantrum - hire a 'disability lawyer' (for a percentage) and you're in.... I knew someone - - all 12 adult siblings were collecting (Social Security for life - youngest in 30's)... all except one used the mental excuse.

21 posted on 07/06/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: SeekAndFind
most of those doc's need to be investigated for fraud... and anybody who gets disability under 0bama's watch should have to re-certify their disability EVERY YEAR!!!
22 posted on 07/06/2012 3:12:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That's different, you are “on the list” and not one of Obummers anointed few (many)?
23 posted on 07/06/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Mike Darancette

It used to be that the lawyers around here (Indiana) ran adverts on tv ambulance-chasing car wreck victims.

Now they’re all looking for Social Security disability clients.

“You’ve paid into the system all your working life, now it’s time to collect the benefits you deserve”

“No fees until your case is resolved”


24 posted on 07/06/2012 3:20:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2903515/posts


25 posted on 07/06/2012 3:30:22 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guarantee that we will find out at some point that the administration deliberately lowered the SSDI qualifications simply to create more constituents.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 9:59:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder how many of those people are on it because they actually need it versus how many are on it because dear leader’s been extending it over and over again and they want free money.


27 posted on 07/07/2012 7:25:43 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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