All eyes are on the latest unemployment figures as Americans search for signals on the health of the economy. However, there is another key statistic that is largely overlooked: Americans receiving Social Security disability income. There is a clear trend that factors beyond physical soundness, such as education and exercise habits, are contributing to a growth in the number of people receiving these benefits, especially in the southern U.S.
Why do some areas of the U.S. have more residents receiving disability benefits?
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