Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 10. AFDC/TANF Peak Caseload by State: October 1989 to December 2009 [In thousands]

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State Peak Caseload Oct ‘89 to Dec ‘09
Date Peak Occurred
Oct’89 to Dec‘09
Sept ’96 AFDC Caseload
Dec ‘09 TANF
& SSP Caseload
Percent Decline f from Sept ’96 to Dec ‘09 Percent Decline from the Peak to Dec ‘09
Alabama 52.3 Mar-93 40.7 20.9 49 60
Alaska 13.4 Apr-94 12.3 3.1 75 77
Arizona 72.8 Dec-93 61.8 38.5 38 47
Arkansas 27.1 Mar-92 22.1 9.1 59 67
California 933.1 Mar-95 870.3 570.9 34 39
Colorado 43.7 Dec-93 33.6 11.4 66 74
Connecticut 61.9 Mar-95 57.1 17.4 70 72
Delaware 11.8 Apr-94 10.5 4.9 53 58
Dist. of Columbia 27.5 Apr-94 25.1 9.2 63 66
Florida 259.9 Nov-92 200.3 61.1 69 76
Georgia 142.8 Nov-93 120.9 21.4 82 85
Hawaii 23.4 Jun-97 21.9 8.7 60 63
Idaho 9.5 Mar-95 8.4 1.6 80 83
Illinois 243.1 Aug-94 217.8 21.8 90 91
Indiana 76.1 Sep-93 49.7 37.4 25 51
Iowa 40.7 Apr-94 31.1 21.4 31 47
Kansas 30.8 Aug-93 23.4 14.6 38 53
Kentucky 84.0 Mar-93 70.4 30.2 57 64
Louisiana 94.7 May-90 66.5 11.3 83 88
Maine 24.4 Aug-93 19.7 14.4 27 41
Maryland 81.8 May-95 68.9 25.6 63 69
Massachusetts 115.7 Aug-93 84.3 60.8 28 47
Michigan 233.6 Apr-91 167.5 70.1 58 70
Minnesota 66.2 Jun-92 57.2 22.9 60 65
Mississippi 61.8 Nov-91 45.2 12.6 72 80
Missouri 93.7 Mar-94 79.1 39.6 50 58
Montana 12.3 Mar-94 9.8 3.9 61 68
Nebraska 17.2 Mar-93 14.4 9.0 38 48
Nevada 16.3 Mar-95 13.2 10.1 24 38
New Hampshire 11.8 Apr-94 8.9 6.2 31 48
New Jersey 132.6 Nov-92 100.8 34.3 66 74
New Mexico 34.9 Nov-94 33.0 19.7 40 43
New York 463.7 Dec-94 412.7 156.7 62 66
North Carolina 134.1 Mar-94 107.5 25.7 76 81
North Dakota 6.6 Apr-93 4.7 2.2 54 68
Ohio 269.8 Mar-92 201.9 103.7 49 62
Oklahoma 51.3 Mar-93 35.3 9.9 72 81
Oregon 43.8 Apr-93 28.5 29.4 -3 33
Pennsylvania 212.5 Sep-94 180.1 52.0 71 76
Rhode Island 22.9 Apr-94 20.5 7.8 62 66
South Carolina 54.6 Jan-93 42.9 18.8 56 65
South Dakota 7.4 Apr-93 5.7 3.3 43 56
Tennessee 112.6 Nov-93 96.2 62.8 35 44
Texas 287.5 Dec-93 238.8 51.4 78 82
Utah 18.7 Mar-93 14.0 7.1 50 62
Vermont 10.3 Apr-92 8.7 3.3 62 68
Virginia 76.0 Apr-94 60.5 37.2 38 51
Washington 104.8 Feb-95 96.8 68.6 29 35
West Virginia 41.9 Apr-93 37.6 9.7 74 77
Wisconsin 82.9 Jan-92 49.9 20.2 60 76
Wyoming 7.1 Aug-92 4.3 0.3 92 95
United States 5,098 Mar-94 4,346 1,914 55 62
Note: these data do not include Tribal TANF families (about 8,000) in number). This makes little difference nationally, but in States like Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona, their exclusion under TANF overstates the real decline from AFDC years.
 
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Division of Data Collection and Analysis.

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