Numbers of SNAP/FSP households with earnings and welfare benefits, fiscal 1989-2010
The ratio of SNAP/FSP households with earnings to those receiving welfare benefits exceeded 3.0 for the first time in fiscal 2009
Thousands

Line graph with 2 lines and 22 points per line.

Line 1, With any earnings.
Point 1, 1989 is 1145.
Point 2, 1990 is 1484.
Point 3, 1991 is 1755.
Point 4, 1992 is 2032.
Point 5, 1993 is 2223.
Point 6, 1994 is 2373.
Point 7, 1995 is 2329.
Point 8, 1996 is 2374.
Point 9, 1997 is 2287.
Point 10, 1998 is 2169.
Point 11, 1999 is 2056.
Point 12, 2000 is 1995.
Point 13, 2001 is 2012.
Point 14, 2002 is 2296.
Point 15, 2003 is 2530.
Point 16, 2004 is 2900.
Point 17, 2005 is 3180.
Point 18, 2006 is 3361.
Point 19, 2007 is 3445.
Point 20, 2008 is 3640.
Point 21, 2009 is 4412.
Point 22, 2010 is 5498.
Line 2, With any TANF/AFDC.
Point 1, 1989 is 3024.
Point 2, 1990 is 3281.
Point 3, 1991 is 3590.
Point 4, 1992 is 3973.
Point 5, 1993 is 4252.
Point 6, 1994 is 4226.
Point 7, 1995 is 4168.
Point 8, 1996 is 3862.
Point 9, 1997 is 3270.
Point 10, 1998 is 2589.
Point 11, 1999 is 2094.
Point 12, 2000 is 1892.
Point 13, 2001 is 1721.
Point 14, 2002 is 1714.
Point 15, 2003 is 1525.
Point 16, 2004 is 1621.
Point 17, 2005 is 1574.
Point 18, 2006 is 1471.
Point 19, 2007 is 1399.
Point 20, 2008 is 1321.
Point 21, 2009 is 1446.
Point 22, 2010 is 1471.

Any AFDC/TANF benefits
Any earnings
AFDC = Aid to Families with Dependent Children; TANF = Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Households may belong to more than one category. Source: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Stamp Program Quality Control samples, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, as presented in annual "Characteristics" reports. Data as of September 2011.