Earlier I blogged about the increase in food stamp usage in California, well things aren't that much better in the rest of the United States.
According to the USDA there are 15 states that experienced a 15%++ uptick in the number of households that receive food stamps (comparing October 2008 to October 2007).
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Some of the states with the highest populations (and highest unemployment rates) also saw big increases in the number of people on food stamps. Notably, Texas (up 30%), Florida(up 26%), California (up 16%) and New York (up 16%).
You should expect that when new data is released showing December 2008 vs. December 2007, there will be even more states on this list.
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