Map of the day

Posted: 29 September 2011 in Uncategorized
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Here are some of the relevant facts:

  • Seven in 10 households receiving food stamps had no market income in 2010.
  • Only 21.8 percent of household heads on food stamps had jobs in 2010.
  • More than half of household heads who received food stamps, 51.1 percent, were discouraged workers; they weren’t in the labor force and weren’t searching for work.
  • On average, food stamp households brought home $731 per month in gross income; their food assistance averaged $287 a month.
  • Just 6.7 percent  of households who received food stamps were getting jobless benefits.
  • Nearly half of all food-stamp recipients, 47%, were children under the age of 18.

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