According to OBD …
More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs..
The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June … also during June, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, 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 jobs created during the sluggish recovery … even after accounting for people who left the disability program because they died or aged into retirement.
Also in June, almost 275,000 put in applications for disability benefits.
Experts say that more people try to get on disability when jobs are scarce.
You think ?
My question: given the ever tightening OHSA regs, how could the workplace have gotten so dangerous?