Publication Date: February 2004
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Mark Greenberg; Hedieh Rahmanou
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
Between June and September 2003, 26 states and the District of Columbia reported welfare caseload increases, while 24 states reported decreases. Overall, the national caseload remained essentially flat, declining by 0.1 percent between June and September 2003. Over the past year (September 2002-September 2003), the national caseload increased by 0.4 percent, and 30 states had caseload increases. CLASP collected this new data on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseloads through September 2003 from 50 states and the District of Columbia. These are the most current and complete data available.
A PDF file of the spreadsheet data is a supplementary file.