The number of American workers who took federal “disability” payments in June exceeds the number of people who live in New York City, according to CNS News:
A record of 8,733,461 workers took federal disability insurance payments in June 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. That was up from 8,707,185 in May.
It also exceeds the entire population of New York City, which according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate hit 8,244,910 in July 2011. …
The federal disability payments made to the record 8,733,461 workers in June averaged $1,111.42.