Food stamp use still rising despite good jobs news

This chart shows how food stamp participation has risen with the unemployment rate since 2005. The last peak in food stamp use occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at the end of 2005, and the current peak has far surpassed that.

Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Paper-Economy/2012/0110/Food-stamp-use-still-rising-despite-good-jobs-news

 

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