Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Food Stamp (SNAP) Enrollment Declining

From The Wall Street Journal, Washington Wire, "Drop in Food Stamp Enrollment Picks Up Steam" by Damian Paletta and Josh Zumbrun:

Source: The Wall Street Journal
The number of Americans receiving food stamps is now falling at a faster clip, with more than 1.2 million people moving out of the program between October and February, according to federal data.

As of February, the most recent data available, 46.2 million Americans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That’s the lowest level since August 2011 and down from the March 2013 peak of 47.7 million people. The $5.8 billion in benefits paid out in February was the lowest level since at least 2010.

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