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U.S. Unemployment & SNAP Benefits
Nikki Schutz
BMGT 311
An Unexpected Correlation
7
IN
Every RECEIVES 
SNAP BENEFITS
35,000,000
37,000,000
39,000,000
41,000,000
43,000,000
45,000,000
47,000,000
49,000,000
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Ju...
2013 SNAP Participation as a % of Total U.S. Population
SNAP Recipients
Total U.S. Population
47,669,430
(~15.9%)
300,000,...
IN
Every
IS UNEMPLOYED
14
Unemployment Rates (FY 2010-2013)
5
6
7
8
9
10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2010
2011
2012
2013
FY 2010...
2013 SNAP Participation vs. Unemployment Rate
Average Unemployment Rate
Percent of Population
Receiving SNAP Benefits
Even...
2013 SNAP Participation vs. Unemployment Rate
It’s impossible to verify this conclusion based upon individual SNAP data, a...
Sources
USDA, Food & Nutrition Service, SNAP Program Data, http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overvie...
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  1. 1. U.S. Unemployment & SNAP Benefits Nikki Schutz BMGT 311 An Unexpected Correlation
  2. 2. 7 IN Every RECEIVES SNAP BENEFITS
  3. 3. 35,000,000 37,000,000 39,000,000 41,000,000 43,000,000 45,000,000 47,000,000 49,000,000 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 SNAP Participation (Persons, FY 2010-2013) FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 Yearly Average 2010 to 2013
  4. 4. 2013 SNAP Participation as a % of Total U.S. Population SNAP Recipients Total U.S. Population 47,669,430 (~15.9%) 300,000,000
  5. 5. IN Every IS UNEMPLOYED 14
  6. 6. Unemployment Rates (FY 2010-2013) 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2010 2011 2012 2013 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 Yearly Average 2010 to 2013
  7. 7. 2013 SNAP Participation vs. Unemployment Rate Average Unemployment Rate Percent of Population Receiving SNAP Benefits Even though there appears to be twice as many people receiving SNAP benefits than unemployed, and—unexpectedly—that the number of individuals receiving SNAP benefits has increased while unemployment has decreased…
  8. 8. 2013 SNAP Participation vs. Unemployment Rate It’s impossible to verify this conclusion based upon individual SNAP data, as unemployment figures are provided as a percentage of the labor force, NOT the population as a whole. Nonetheless, given that unemployment figures account for all people able to work above the age of 16, one can safely assume the following: More Good=/=
  9. 9. Sources USDA, Food & Nutrition Service, SNAP Program Data, http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Overview of BLS Statistics on Unemployment, http:// www.bls.gov/bls/unemployment.htm.
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