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    Filed at 10:29 am under by dcobranchi

    From USA Today:

    Social Security collectors up 19%

    Any normal reading of that would have a HUGE jump in the number of folks collecting SS. Not so, as the lede explains:

    The number of retired workers who began collecting Social Security benefits jumped by a record 19% in the 2009 fiscal year that ended Wednesday as aging Baby Boomers and the unemployed chose to retire early.

    More than 2.6 million retired workers entered the Social Security system, up from 2.2 million in fiscal 2008.

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