States With the Most Americans on Disability

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Capital Building, Jackson, Mississippi
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5. Mississippi
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 7.9%
> Total monthly benefits received: $161.4 million
> Labor force participation rate: 56.3% (2nd lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 5.8% (tied-8th highest)

Kentucky (horse farm)
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4. Kentucky
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 8.2%
> Total monthly benefits received: $257.7 million
> Labor force participation rate: 57.3% (5th lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 5.1% (tied-18th highest)

Arkansas, Buffalo River sunrise
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3. Arkansas
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 8.4%
> Total monthly benefits received: $168.1 million
> Labor force participation rate: 58.9% (tied-7th lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 3.8% (tied-14th lowest)

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2. Alabama
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 8.5%
> Total monthly benefits received: $293.5 million
> Labor force participation rate: 57.1% (3rd lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 6.1% (tied-6th highest)

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View of mountains in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
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1. West Virginia
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 8.9%
> Total monthly benefits received: $122.4 million
> Labor force participation rate: 52.7% (the lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 6.2% (tied-4th highest)