Between April and June, according to statistics released by the Senate Budget Committee, more Americans went on Social Security disability than found jobs.
According to figures released by the committee, a total of 246,000 people enrolled in the Social Security Disability Insurance program while during the same period a mere 225,000 found jobs.
Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the budget panel, said that since 2008 and the onset of the latest economic recession 3.6 million Americans have gone on disability and 1.3 million have lost jobs.
“Amazingly, while fewer Americans are working than at the end of 2008, 3.6 million Americans have been awarded SSDI benefits over the same period. The growing number of people on disability and other federal benefits, combined with weak economic growth, raises serious concerns about the sustainability of the American economy,