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4/15/2014 (2 years ago)

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Slightly more than one other person now getting assistance than there are fully employed females

It's a distressing figure that shines a most unflattering light on affairs here in the United States. According to recent statistics, thoseĀ  participating in the food stamp program, or SNAP outnumbered the number of women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012.

There were only 15,678,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 1969.

There were only 15,678,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 1969.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/15/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Full employment, women, food stamps, poverty


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau, in any given month of 2012, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This stands in stark contrast with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012. According to figures proffered by the Census Bureau's report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, for each woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, there was slightly more than 1 other person collecting food stamps.

The average number of people on food stamps last year increased to 47,636,000. (The Census Bureau will not publish its report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage for 2013, which includes the data on women working full-time, until September.)

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In the meantime, the Department of Agriculture's Web site lists the annual average number of food stamps participants going back to 1969. There were only 2,878,000 people on food stamps last year. Since then, food stamps participants have increased by 44,758,000 ... or about 1,552 percent.

There were only 15,678,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 1969. Through 2012, their numbers had increased by 28,381,000, or about 181 percent.

Since the way back years of 1969, there have been three years when the number of Americans taking food stamps outnumbered the women who worked full time, year-round. In 1976, there were 18,549,000 food stamps participants, and only 18,372,000 women working full-time. In 2011, there were 44,709,000 food stamp participants and 43,702,000 women who worked full-time.

To date, the years of 2011 and 2012 are the only back-to-back years on record when the number of Americans taking food stamps outnumbered the women working full-time year-round.

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