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Food Stamp Usage Up 16.2% Nationally, Up Over 20% In 13 States

• GlobalEconomicAnalysis.blogspot.com & WSJ.com
 
39.1% Year-Over-Year Change in Idaho 28.7% Year-Over-Year Change in Nevada 27.2% Year-Over-Year Change in New Jersey 26.0% Year-Over-Year Change in Rhode Island 25.9% Year-Over-Year Change in Utah 25.8% Year-Over-Year Change in Florida 21.5% of population in D.C. on Food Stamps 20.4% of population in Mississippi on Food Stamps 20.1% of population in Tennessee on Food Stamps 13 states had greater than 20% gains in food stamp usage. Not all of them were housing bubble states. Idaho led the way with a 39.1% year-over-year change. Six states had a 25% change or greater. Texas just missed at 24.6%

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