Special Report

States With the Most Americans on Disability

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40. New Jersey
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 3.9%
> Total beneficiaries: 220,909 (18th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $285.8 million (tied–10th lowest)
> Labor force participation rate: 63.5% (23rd highest)
> June unemployment rate: 4.1% (tied–24th highest)

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39. Illinois
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 4.0%
> Total beneficiaries: 320,801 (9th highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $384.1 million (tied–12th lowest)
> Labor force participation rate: 64.4% (19th highest)
> June unemployment rate: 4.7% (tied–11th highest)

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38. Connecticut
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 4.0%
> Total beneficiaries: 90,558 (19th lowest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $110.6 million (tied–12th lowest)
> Labor force participation rate: 67.2% (11th highest)
> June unemployment rate: 5.0% (tied–6th highest)

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37. Arizona
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 4.0%
> Total beneficiaries: 165,075 (23rd highest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $203.1 million (tied–12th lowest)
> Labor force participation rate: 60.7% (12th lowest)
> June unemployment rate: 5.1% (tied–4th highest)

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36. South Dakota
> Residents collecting disability benefits: 4.1%
> Total beneficiaries: 21,041 (4th lowest)
> Total monthly benefits received: $23.0 million (tied–15th lowest)
> Labor force participation rate: 69.1% (4th highest)
> June unemployment rate: 3.0% (tied–6th lowest)