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  • Newest Government Magic Trick: Disability Fraud Holds Down Unemployment Rate

    02/21/2012 6:25:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Looking for another reason for an artificially low unemployment rate? Consider disability fraud, people claiming disabilities they do not have such as mental illness. Prior to the great recession 33% of applicants claimed mental illness. The number is 43% now. There was fraud before, of course. There is even more fraud now. Please consider Jobless disability claims soar to record $200B as of January Standing too many months on the unemployment line is driving Americans crazy — literally — and it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. With their unemployment-insurance checks running out, some of the country’s long-term jobless...