The Wall Street Journal reports that the market is flooded with qualified workers and employers can afford to be picky. As a result, workers with minor disabilities are facing increased adversity in their job search, according the Wall Street Journal.

One employee, with minor hearing problems, was unable to find employment after almost a year of searching. Jobs remained elusive even after becoming less selective and considering positions well below her skill set and abilities. With no job on the horizon and unemployment benefits ending, she applied for Social Security Disability Benefits.

This progression from unemployment to social security disability benefits is becoming more common, as confirmed through a recent study by the White House.

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