The unemployment rate for people with disabilities hit a three-year low during the second quarter, but overall joblessness for the disabled has steadily been outpacing the rate for people with no disabilities.

According to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers, applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits continued to stabilize. The unemployment rate averaged 12.9 percent for people with disabilities and 7.8 percent for people without disabilities during the second quarter of 2012.

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities hasn't been below 13 percent since the fourth quarter of 2008.

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