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Drop in Welfare Rolls, 1993–2000

 Number
of families
on welfare
Jan. 1993
Number
of families
on welfare
June 2000
Percent
reduction
1993–2000
Alabama51,91018,677–64%
Alaska11,6267,542–35
Arizona68,98231,897–54
Arkansas26,89712,046–55
California844,494489,054–42
Colorado42,44510,772–75
Connecticut56,75927,149–52
Delaware11,3155,819–49
DC24,62822,397–09
Florida256,14562,805–75
Georgia142,04051,215–64
Guam1,4062,76096
Hawaii17,86914,942–16
Idaho7,8381,382–82
Illinois229,30885,807–63
Indiana73,11535,068–52
Iowa36,51520,082–45
Kansas29,81812,404–58
Kentucky83,32037,471–55
Louisiana89,93125,521–72
Maine23,90310,654–55
Maryland80,25628,895–64
Massachusetts113,57141,682–63
Michigan228,37770,897–69
Minnesota63,99539,295–39
Mississippi60,52014,979–75
Missouri88,74445,912–48
Montana11,7934,467–62
Nebraska16,63710,088–39%
Nevada12,8926,916–46
New Hampshire10,8055,791–46
New Jersey126,17950,126–60
New Mexico31,10322,701–27
New York428,191248,148–42
North Carolina128,94644,731–65
North Dakota6,5772,887–56
Ohio257,66595,835–63
Oklahoma50,9557,251–86
Oregon42,40917,121–60
Pennsylvania204,21687,972–57
Puerto Rico60,95031,273–49
Rhode Island21,90016,324–25
South Carolina54,59915,496–72
South Dakota7,2622,789–62
Tennessee112,15955,491–51
Texas279,002128,289–54
Utah18,6068,157–56
Vermont10,0815,858–42
Virgin Islands1,073778–27
Virginia73,44630,078–59
Washington100,56854,768–46
West Virginia41,52510,661–74
Wisconsin81,29116,410–80
Wyoming6,493565–91
U.S. total4,963,0502,208,095–56
Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Web: www.acf.dhhs.gov .

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Percent of U.S. Population, 1960–2000Poverty and IncomeWorkers with Access to and Participating in Retirement Benefits, 2005

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