The Perfect Economic Statistic For This Administration

Kind of sums it all up

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.

7 Responses to “The Perfect Economic Statistic For This Administration”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Bam’s put more people on the sick list than the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.

  2. JeffS says:

    The only handicap President Zero worries about is the one for his golf game.

  3. [...] UPDATE, While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up … [...]

  4. Jim - PRS says:

    Welcome to France/England/Greece. Can Venezuela be far behind?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Actually, Jim, now that some cities in California want to use that abomination of a decision that is Kelo to forcefully remake mortgages I’d say “buenos dias, gringo!”

  6. Kathy K says:

    Hmm… let’s see – what disability could I qualify for?

    I’ll bet I could. (Sigh)

  7. Kate P says:

    What Kathy K said. (I think those stats are putting me into a catatonic state, so there you go.)

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