Three Million Americans Disabled Out of Nowhere After Vaccine Rollout: The Department of Labor Data

– The number of disabled Americans has been hovering around 29 million for the past five years.

– We saw spikes in the spring and fall of 2021.

– We’re continuing with this trend, and we added 3 million disabled individuals to the list in 2021. That’s a 10% increase in disabled Americans in just one year.

Edward Dowd: “This is 3 million people, likely higher. It’s a disaster; it’s grim. It’s real-time data.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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