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U.S. Food-Stamp Use Reaches Record 45.8 Million, USDA Says

Posted By admin On November 2, 2011 @ 3:40 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Alan Bjerga
Bloomberg [1]
November 2, 2011

The number of Americans receiving food stamps reached a record 45.8 million in August, the government said.

The figure was 1.1 percent higher than the previous month and 8.1 percent more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a report on its website. Assistance rolls are increasing as joblessness remains at 9.1 percent of the workforce.

Texas had the most food-stamp recipients in August, at 4.12 million, followed by California with 3.82 million, according to the USDA. Spending was a record $6.13 billion.

The number of Americans receiving food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has set records every month but one since December 2008.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-02/u-s-food-stamp-use-reaches-record-45-8-million-usda-says.html

[2] Food Stamp Recipients at Record 41.8 Million Americans in July, U.S. Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-recipients-at-record-41-8-million-americans-in-july-u-s-says.html

[3] Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-use-rises-to-record-45-8-million.html

[4] Food-Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-use-climbs-to-record-reviving-campaign-issue.html

[5] US food stamp list tops 34 million for first time: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-food-stamp-list-tops-34-million-for-first-time.html

[6] Federal Food Stamp Program Spent Record $80.4B in FY 2012: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-food-stamp-program-spent-record-80-4b-in-fy-2012.html

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