Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table B.1. Employment Experiences of TANF Case Heads

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Current Employment Status
Employed 36.2% 15.8% 41.3% 32.0%
Not employed; worked for pay during the past year
33.6% 21.5% 31.5% 30.8%
Not employed; worked for pay more than a year ago
28.4% 57.8% 25.9% 34.8%
Not employed; never worked for pay
1.8% 4.9% 1.4% 2.5%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Number of Months Worked for Pay During the Past Year
0 30.2% 62.7% 27.3% 37.2%
1 to 3 18.6% 14.0% 23.1% 17.6%
4 to 6 23.5% 11.1% 23.1% 20.6%
7 to 9 13.3% 5.7% 11.2% 11.8%
10 to 11 3.0% 2.7% 3.5% 3.0%
12 11.4% 3.9% 11.9% 9.8%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Number of Months Worked If Employed in Past Year
Average 6.1 5.5 5.9 6.1
Median 6.0 5.0 5.0 6.0
Number of Jobs Held During Past Year
0 30.2% 62.7% 27.3% 37.2%
1 38.2% 25.6% 45.5% 35.5%
2 23.2% 8.8% 24.5% 20.2%
3 or more 8.4% 2.9% 2.8% 7.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Number of Jobs Held if Employed During Past Year
Average 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.6
Median 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Proportion of Time Employed Since Age 18
About 75 percent or more 64.2% 57.5% 62.9% 62.8%
About 50 percent 19.8% 20.2% 18.2% 19.8%
About 25 percent of less 14.3% 17.4% 17.5% 15.0%
Not at all 1.8% 4.9% 1.4% 2.5%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120

 

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