Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 10. AFDC/TANF Caseload by State: October 1989 to December 2013 Peak

09/22/2015

[In thousands]

State

Peak Caseload Oct ‘89 to Dec ‘13

Date Peak Occurred
Oct ’89 to Dec ‘13

Sept ’96
AFDC
 Caseload

Dec ‘13 TANF
&  SSP Caseload

Percent  Decline1 from Sept ’96 to
Dec ‘13

Percent Decline from the Peak to
Dec ‘13

United States

5,098

Mar-94   

         4293

1,654.2

61  

68  

Alabama

52.3

Mar-93   

40.7

18.4

55  

65  

Alaska

13.4

Apr-94   

12.3

3.4

72  

74  

Arizona

72.8

Dec-93   

61.8

14.0

77  

81  

Arkansas

27.1

Mar-92   

22.1

6.4

71  

76  

California

933.1

Mar-95   

870.3

533.1

39  

43  

Colorado

43.7

Dec-93   

33.6

17.3

49  

61  

Connecticut

61.9

Mar-95   

57.1

14.3

75  

77  

Delaware

11.8

Apr-94   

10.5

4.8

54  

59  

Dist. of Columbia

27.5

Apr-94   

25.1

4.4

83  

84  

Florida

259.9

Nov-92   

200.3

53.1

73  

80  

Georgia

142.8

Nov-93   

120.9

16.5

86  

88  

Hawaii

23.4

Jun-97   

21.9

8.9

59  

62  

Idaho

9.5

Mar-95   

8.4

1.8

78  

81  

Illinois

243.1

Aug-94   

217.8

20.4

91  

92  

Indiana

76.1

Sep-93   

49.7

11.2

77  

85  

Iowa

40.7

Apr-94   

31.1

16.1

48  

60  

Kansas

30.8

Aug-93   

23.4

7.6

68  

75  

Kentucky

84.0

Mar-93   

70.4

29.5

58  

65  

Louisiana

94.7

May-90   

66.5

6.2

91  

94  

Maine

24.4

Aug-93   

19.7

26.6

-35  

-9  

Maryland

81.8

May-95   

68.9

21.3

69  

74  

Massachusetts

115.7

Aug-93   

84.3

71.0

16  

39  

Michigan

233.6

Apr-91   

167.5

30.3

82  

87  

Minnesota

66.2

Jun-92   

57.2

22.3

61  

66  

Mississippi

61.8

Nov-91   

45.2

9.3

80  

85  

Missouri

93.7

Mar-94   

79.1

32.2

59  

66  

Montana

12.3

Mar-94   

9.8

3.5

64  

72  

Nebraska

17.2

Mar-93   

14.4

6.4

56  

63  

Nevada

16.3

Mar-95   

13.2

11.9

10  

27  

New Hampshire

11.8

Apr-94   

8.9

6.1

32  

49  

New Jersey

132.6

Nov-92   

100.8

28.9

71  

78  

New Mexico

34.9

Nov-94   

33.0

13.2

60  

62  

New York

463.7

Dec-94   

412.7

153.1

63  

67  

North Carolina

134.1

Mar-94   

107.5

18.6

83  

86  

North Dakota

6.6

Apr-93   

4.7

1.4

71  

79  

Ohio

269.8

Mar-92   

201.9

64.4

68  

76  

Oklahoma

51.3

Mar-93   

35.3

7.3

79  

86  

Oregon

43.8

Apr-93   

28.5

43.8

-53  

0  

Pennsylvania

212.5

Sep-94   

180.1

69.7

61  

67  

Rhode Island

22.9

Apr-94   

20.5

5.8

72  

75  

South Carolina

54.6

Jan-93   

42.9

11.8

73  

78  

South Dakota

7.4

Apr-93   

5.7

3.2

44  

56  

Tennessee

112.6

Nov-93   

96.2

50.9

47  

55  

Texas

287.5

Dec-93   

238.8

38.5

84  

87  

Utah

18.7

Mar-93   

14.0

4.4

69  

77  

Vermont

10.3

Apr-92   

8.7

3.1

64  

70  

Virginia

76.0

Apr-94   

60.5

28.9

52  

62  

Washington

104.8

Feb-95   

96.8

42.7

56  

59  

West Virginia

41.9

Apr-93   

37.6

8.9

76  

79  

Wisconsin

82.9

Jan-92   

49.9

27.5

45  

67  

Wyoming

7.1

Aug-92   

4.3

0.4

91  

95  

Note: these data do not include Tribal TANF families (about 15,000 in number in FY 2011).  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.

1Negative values denote percent increase.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, available online at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf/data-reports.

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