CNSNews.com) - People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau.
In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureauís report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States (external - login to view).
For each woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, there was slightly more than 1 other person collecting food stamps.
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