Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery
Investors.com ^ | July 6,2012 | JOHN MERLINE

Posted on 07/06/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT by Hojczyk

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.

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.

In other words, the number of new disability enrollees has climbed 19% faster than the number of new jobs created during the sluggish recovery.

And the disability ranks will continue to swell. In just the last month, almost 275,000 put in applications for disability benefits. Experts say that more people try to get on disability when jobs are scarce, and changes to eligibility rules enacted back in 1984 have made it far easier to qualify.

In addition, while job growth has been very weak during the recovery, the total number of people who've dropped out of the labor force entirely has exploded, climbing 7.3 million since June 2009, and IBD analysis of BLS data show. Some of them aged into retirement, but most either signed up for disability, stayed in school, moved back in with parents, or just quit looking for a job.

As a result, "labor force participation rate" — the number of people who have jobs or actively looking for one compared with the entire working-age population — is now 63.8%, down from 65.7% in June 2009. This participation rate is lower than it's been in 30 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 07/06/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

The Democrats are working as hard and as fast as they can to buy votes using disability and agent orange compensation. They always seem to find a way to use other peoples money to achieve their objectives. We all probably know someone that is receiving disability compensation yet they seem to be able to do whatever they want to do.

I know a guy that is receiving agent orange compensation to the tune of over $3000 per month. It is higher than his social security check. His wife will be eligible to receive half of his OA money for the rest of her life if he predeceases her. The closest that he got to agent orange in Vietnam was spending five nights in an air conditioned hotel in Saigon while waiting to be transferred to his ship off the coast of Vietnam. What a joke. Oh, he has serious health problems, but not because of agent orange. He just started getting the payments. Obama in action. Buy as many votes as you can.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 7:43:50 AM PDT by Saltmeat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

so ss will go broke even faster than previously announced. good going baroke obummer


3 posted on 07/06/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

It used to be that the lawyers around here ran adverts on tv ambulance chasing car wrecks.

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”


4 posted on 07/06/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

Of course I have no data or anything to support this theory, but I think the 0bama adminstration is figuring that anyone on disability is a potential vote to re-elect him, so they are being very light on requirements to qualify for disability.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 8:06:36 AM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

Re: “Disability Outranks New Jobs”

Get used to it.

This is just a foretaste of what will happen if we try to “solve” the Social Security and Medicare crisis by raising the retirement age.

Keep seniors in the workforce until age 70?

Then also plan on this...

(1) Dramatic increase in work injury claims.

(2) Dramatic increase in age related discrimination lawsuits.

(3) Dramatic increase in business crushing age discrimination laws.

(3) Dramatic increase in government agencies and bureaucrats to “help and protect” working seniors.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by zeestephen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

This makes it seem that is so easy to collect SS disability.
I had an accident at work in July 2006, ended up having five major surgeries in three years.
Declared disabled at 50%, but cannot collect because even though I have the right amount of quarters, not enough fall in the ten years before I was injured. (A real slight towards stay at home mom’s who go back to work).
Nope, can’t work because my injuries don’t allow me to work in my career field and don’t have experience else where.
((((sigh))))
So I wonder how all these people even are able to collect?


7 posted on 07/06/2012 8:21:11 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

“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.

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.

In other words, the number of new disability enrollees has climbed 19% faster than the number of new jobs created during the sluggish recovery.

And the disability ranks will continue to swell. In just the last month, almost 275,000 put in applications for disability benefits. Experts say that more people try to get on disability when jobs are scarce, and changes to eligibility rules enacted back in 1984 have made it far easier to qualify.”

Incredible. Have your video taking devices ready to expose these blood suckers doing whatever, while claiming they can’t work.

Then, put the videos on You Tube.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Oh, good grief stop the “pity” party and get over yourself.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Just as with EVERY government program intended to address a true need,

the left has corrupted this one (notice I didn’t say “allowed it to become corrupt”, they do it on purpose)
such that the freeloaders and scammers can easily take advantage of it,

whilst those who are truly in need and honest about it have a lot more trouble getting help.

It’s intentional.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Qwackertoo

Not just Social Security. After two years on disability you are also eligible for Medicare.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MrB
nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your freedom, hates your success, hates the Constitution, hates the Bill of Rights, hates Free America, hates Americans. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. Everything nonbama does is intentional. God help us all.
12 posted on 07/06/2012 8:34:45 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk
And how many college and high school graduates were added to the labor force with this spring's graduations. Surely it is also much more than the 80,000 jobs "added."

I looked, but could not find that statistic. Can it really be held back till after November?

13 posted on 07/06/2012 8:42:27 AM PDT by drpix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk
The new disability is being depressed about not finding a job. . .
14 posted on 07/06/2012 9:03:48 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NEMDF

Boy, are you wrong. It used to be pretty easy, I’m told. But no more. From what I hear today they automatically turn people down on their first try. I know someone who truly is disabled and she’s having problems getting SSI. He lawyer said they’ve really tightened up.

So SS is not paying people to vote for obama. Otherwise they’d all be approved and there’d be no need for an election.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Here is the answer to your question why. “July 2006”


16 posted on 07/06/2012 9:16:27 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

I give, what’s the answer?


17 posted on 07/06/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

Turning applicants down on their first try for disability could be the administrations payback to lawyers. The lawyer employment act.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Did you apply for disability in 2006 or more recently? The answer was you were 4 years too early.

If it was in 2006, maybe they were still being hard arses about who got it. If we have had such a huge jump in the last couple of years, they have to have loosed the criteria for qualifying.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 9:23:33 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

Ever wonder why the black unemployment rate was so high?


20 posted on 07/06/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

Oh, I get it - duh?
No not until the process was over, you can’t apply until you have been disabled/can’t work for a year.
It never occurred to me that I would be disabled enough not to work my chosen career path. I was wrong.
So I actually applied 2009, about December, was denied because I was one quarter short of the min needed in the previous ten years.
Maybe I should just reapply? ;-)


21 posted on 07/06/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

They have been turning people down on the first try and then when they appeal it, there is a 12 to 18 month wait until you get a court date to present your case to a judge.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 10:52:02 AM PDT by JimC214
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: JimC214

There are three stages. The first reply will come in 60 days. The second is much longer but I’m not sure how long that is. I think it’s six months after the first rejection. The third stage is where you go before a “judge” and I’m told that can take years.

Like I said, I don’t know how they expect people to live who are truly disabled.

Another stupid thing about SS. If you’re disabled, you allowed to earn up to $15,000 a year working part time. But you can’t work at all UNTIL you’re deemed disabled.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: JimC214; svcw

Lawyers get paid 25% of the back pay. They won’t take a case until the applicant has been turned down. What they do is run ads and then talk people into applying online. Their apps are so incomplete it’s ridiculous. So, they’re rejected. Then the lawyer takes over and explains how it should be done and re-applies for you. If you win he gets his 25%. To the shysters it’s all a numbers game.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: svcw

You don’t have to be disabled for a year. You have to be disabled and EXPECT that you won’t ever be able to work. If a guy loses both arms and both legs he can apply immediately. Or if a person is diagnosed with a disease and is givin only so long to live.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 11:38:57 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

That is interesting, maybe even with the 25% kick back I should find a lawyer.
I certainly could be wrong on this. My company paid me 80% of my salary for two years (which really was the same because no taxes were taken out) and picked up all the medical costs for four years.
My intent was to go back to work, and didn’t find out till after all this that I was classified as disabled.
Thanks for the info.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 11:50:18 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: svcw

SS sets the attorney’s price. It’s 25% of back pay. That’s why they won’t take a case until it’s been turned down. And don’t go to the shysters advertising on TV...like Bender and Bender. All they’ll do is fill out paperwork that you can fill out yourself.


27 posted on 07/06/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

The nation’s workforce expanded by 189,000 in June, 85,000 were added to social security’s disability rolls while only 80,000 unemployed found jobs, and Obama calls it a “step in the right direction”. Anyone who thinks he deserves another four years must be getting all their news from MSNBC.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson