Census Bureau: Welfare Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Workers


Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News
October 25, 2013

Food stamps accepted everywhere. Credit: pasa47 via Flickr

Food stamps accepted everywhere.
Credit: pasa47 via Flickr

Welfare recipients in the United States outnumbered year-round full-time workers in 2011, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines and approached the population of Mexico.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were only 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

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