Will employment keep growing? Disabled workers offer a clue

Source: Ernie Tedeschi, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

The rise in the number of Americans not working because of disability was so persistent for two decades that some economists began to hypothesize that the trend would never reverse. 

But perhaps it has. Since a peak almost four years ago, that number has steadily fallen, showing its largest decline — both in terms of head count and percentage — in at least the last 25 years.

 

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