Special Report

States With the Most Americans on Disability

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5. Mississippi
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 7.9%
> Total beneficiaries: 143,668 (25th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $159.9 million (5th highest)
> Labor force participation rate: 56.5% (2nd lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 5.0% (tied–6th highest)

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4. Kentucky
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 8.1%
> Total beneficiaries: 223,240 (17th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $256.1 million (4th highest)
> Labor force participation rate: 59.8% (8th lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 5.1% (tied–4th highest)

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3. Arkansas
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 8.4%
> Total beneficiaries: 149,976 (24th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $168.0 million (tied–2nd highest)
> Labor force participation rate: 58.7% (6th lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 3.4% (tied–12th lowest)

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2. Alabama
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 8.4%
> Total beneficiaries: 251,532 (12th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $291.0 million (tied–2nd highest)
> Labor force participation rate: 56.8% (3rd lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 4.6% (tied–15th highest)

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1. West Virginia
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 8.9%
> Total beneficiaries: 100,254 (20th lowest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $120.0 million (the highest)
> Labor force participation rate: 53.1% (the lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 4.6% (tied–15th highest)