Special Report

States With the Most Americans on Disability

Bison, North Dakota
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45. North Dakota
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 3.4%
> Total monthly benefits received: $17.1 million
> Labor force participation rate: 70.4% (2nd highest)
> May unemployment rate: 3.2% (tied-6th lowest)

Baltimore, Maryland - Inner Harbor
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44. Maryland
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 3.7%
> Total monthly benefits received: $171.5 million
> Labor force participation rate: 66.9% (12th highest)
> May unemployment rate: 4.5% (tied-24th lowest)

Austin, Texas
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43. Texas
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 3.7%
> Total monthly benefits received: $715.4 million
> Labor force participation rate: 63.8% (tied-24th highest)
> May unemployment rate: 4.4% (22nd lowest)

Las Vegas, Nevada 2
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42. Nevada
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 3.8%
> Total monthly benefits received: $83.8 million
> Labor force participation rate: 62.6% (tied-20th lowest)
> May unemployment rate: 6.1% (tied-6th highest)

Newark at night, New Jersey
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41. New Jersey
> Pct. receiving disability benefits: 3.9%
> Total monthly benefits received: $285.8 million
> Labor force participation rate: 64.4% (tied-20th highest)
> May unemployment rate: 4.9% (22nd highest)

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