Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table TANF 10. AFDC/TANF Caseload by State, October 1989 to September 2002 Peak [In thousands]

03/01/2003

State Peak Caseload Oct ‘89 to Sept ’02 Date Peak Occurred Oct ’89 to Sept ’02 Sept ’96 Caseload Sept ’02 Caseload Percent Decline 1 Sept ’96 to Sept ’02 Percent Decline Peak to Sept ’02
1 Negative values denote percent increase.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Division of Data Collection and Analysis.
Alabama 52.3 Mar-93 40.7 17.9 56 66
Alaska 13.4 Apr-94 12.3 5.6 55 58
Arizona 72.8 Dec-93 61.8 43.9 29 40
Arkansas 27.1 Mar-92 22.1 11.7 47 57
California 933.1 Mar-95 870.3 454.2 48 51
Colorado 43.7 Dec-93 33.6 12.4 63 72
Connecticut 61.9 Mar-95 57.1 22.6 60 63
Delaware 11.8 Apr-94 10.5 5.6 47 53
Dist. of Columbia 27.5 Apr-94 25.1 16.4 35 40
Florida 259.9 Nov-92 200.3 58.3 71 78
Georgia 142.8 Nov-93 120.9 54.9 55 62
Guam 3.1 Apr-02 2.3 3.1 -36 0
Hawaii 23.4 Jun-97 21.9 10.3 53 56
Idaho 9.5 Mar-95 8.4 1.4 83 85
Illinois 243.1 Aug-94 217.8 42.5 80 83
Indiana 76.1 Sep-93 49.7 52.1 -5 32
Iowa 40.7 Apr-94 31.1 19.9 36 51
Kansas 30.8 Aug-93 23.4 14.7 37 52
Kentucky 84.0 Mar-93 70.4 34.7 51 59
Louisiana 94.7 May-90 66.5 23.1 65 76
Maine 24.4 Aug-93 19.7 9.3 53 62
Maryland 81.8 May-95 68.9 25.9 62 68
Massachusetts 115.7 Aug-93 84.3 48.4 43 58
Michigan 233.6 Apr-91 167.5 69.4 59 70
Minnesota 66.2 Jun-92 57.2 36.9 35 44
Mississippi 61.8 Nov-91 45.2 19.3 57 69
Missouri 93.7 Mar-94 79.1 43.7 45 53
Montana 12.3 Mar-94 9.8 5.8 41 53
Nebraska 17.2 Mar-93 14.4 10.6 26 38
Nevada 16.3 Mar-95 13.2 11.6 12 29
New Hampshire 11.8 Apr-94 8.9 6.1 31 48
New Jersey 132.6 Nov-92 100.8 40.5 60 69
New Mexico 34.9 Nov-94 33.0 16.6 50 52
New York 463.7 Dec-94 412.7 151.5 63 67
North Carolina 134.1 Mar-94 107.5 41.2 62 69
North Dakota 6.6 Apr-93 4.7 3.3 29 50
Ohio 269.8 Mar-92 201.9 83.5 59 69
Oklahoma 51.3 Mar-93 35.3 15.3 57 70
Oregon 43.8 Apr-93 28.5 18.0 37 59
Pennsylvania 212.5 Sep-94 180.1 78.8 56 63
Puerto Rico 61.7 Jan-92 49.5 18.6 62 70
Rhode Island 22.9 Apr-94 20.5 13.7 33 40
South Carolina 54.6 Jan-93 42.9 20.4 52 63
South Dakota 7.4 Apr-93 5.7 2.8 51 62
Tennessee 112.6 Nov-93 96.2 65.6 32 42
Texas 287.5 Dec-93 238.8 131.7 45 54
Utah 18.7 Mar-93 14.0 8.0 43 57
Vermont 10.3 Apr-92 8.7 5.0 42 51
Virgin Islands 1.4 Dec-95 1.3 0.5 65 67
Virginia 76.0 Apr-94 60.5 30.4 50 60
Washington 104.8 Feb-95 96.8 52.0 46 50
West Virginia 41.9 Apr-93 37.6 15.3 59 64
Wisconsin 82.9 Jan-92 49.9 19.4 61 77
Wyoming 7.1 Aug-92 4.3 0.4 90 94
United States 5,098 Mar-94 4,346 2,025 53 60

 

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