The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities rose to 13.7 percent from 12.9 percent during the third quarter, according to a recent study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services.

As those without disabilities saw a 7.9 percent unemployment rate, workers with disabilities face an unemployment rate 73 percent higher.

The study also finds that 726,026 people with disabilities applied for Social Security Disability Insurance during the third quarter of 2012 for a slight decline from 731,817 in the second quarter. Based on these figures, the third-quarter number is less than 2 percent lower from third-quarter 2011 when 737,468 applications were filed.

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