Tony Dejak, Associated Press
Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue responds to questions at a hearing in Akron, Ohio in 2010. A Senate oversight committee told Astrue the agency hasn't done enough to trim its disability claims backlog. As more than 1.3 million jobs have been lost since 2008, Social Security's disability insurance program has been awarded to 3.6 million Americans, according to The Weekly Standard.

As more than 1.3 million jobs have been lost since 2008, Social Security's disability insurance program has been awarded to 3.6 million Americans, according to The Weekly Standard.

Even though 225,000 jobs were created between April to June of this year, 246,000 Americans were added to the disability insurance program, according to information released by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee, said the article.

Currently, out of all the Americans that apply for Social Security's disability insurance, only 1 percent goes back to work.

"The growing number of people on disability and other federal benefits, combined with weak economic growth, raises serious concerns about the sustainability of the American economy," said Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, to The Weekly Standard.

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