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Reason #37: Disability Beneficiaries Outnumber Jobs in Manufacturing

September 15, 2014

​Disability Beneficiaries Outnumber Jobs in Manufacturing.  Due to the poor economy and other factors, there are now more Americans collecting disability benefits than there are workers doing production work in manufacturing.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Social Security Administration, Monthly Statistical Snapshot.


As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved.  The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new normal” of high unemployment and weak job creation resulting from Obama Administration economic policies. 

View the prior reasons here.