Disability applications have been falling since 2010, as the economy has improved.
With national unemployment rates now at a 50-year low, companies are increasingly looking outside the traditional labor force for workers. Disability applications have been falling since 2010 as the economy has improved. are offering flexible hours and work-from-home options to attract stay-at-home parents, full-time students and recent retirees. They are making new accommodations to open up jobs to people with disabilities. They are dropping educational requirements, waiving criminal background checks and offering training to prospective workers who lack necessary skills. From the New York TImes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/business/economy/recruiting-labor-force.html