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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 30: TANF - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Adult Recipients by Employment Status, October 2008 - September 2009

Published: August 24, 2010
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Characteristic and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients
Types:
Data Document

TABLE 30

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF ADULT RECIPIENTS BY EMPLOYMENT STATUS
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE TOTAL
ADULTS
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED* NOT IN LABOR FORCE**
U.S. Total
973,580
23.5
47.3
29.2
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
10,203
30.1
57.7
12.2
Alaska
2,480
30.3
69.7
0.0
Arizona
19,351
16.2
17.2
66.5
Arkansas
5,135
27.9
5.7
66.5
California
294,177
27.6
43.8
28.6
Colorado
5,085
25.5
74.5
0.0
Connecticut
9,350
27.3
48.3
24.4
Delaware
1,907
28.5
34.0
37.5
Dist. Of Col.
4,698
19.9
44.7
35.3
Florida
18,551
10.9
34.3
54.8
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
2,895
12.3
0.0
87.7
Guam
659
2.6
0.0
97.4
Hawaii
6,560
37.1
49.5
13.4
Idaho
156
34.2
62.5
3.2
Illinois
4,467
15.2
84.8
0.0
Indiana
25,441
24.3
63.6
12.1
Iowa
12,316
37.2
62.8
0.0
Kansas
10,563
28.5
61.1
10.4
Kentucky
12,960
18.8
57.9
23.3
Louisiana
2,877
23.9
51.9
24.2
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
8,126
22.3
12.2
65.4
Maryland
12,534
15.7
84.3
0.0
Massachusetts
29,533
10.3
80.0
9.7
Michigan
42,816
26.4
33.3
40.3
Minnesota
11,550
30.6
64.3
5.1
Mississippi
5,711
21.5
46.3
32.3
Missouri
25,713
14.9
3.4
81.7
Montana
2,543
32.9
67.1
0.0
Nebraska
3,755
50.5
49.5
0.0
Nevada
5,340
40.4
51.1
8.4
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
3,406
24.3
20.2
55.6
New Jersey
22,551
12.5
87.5
0.0
New Mexico
11,840
20.0
18.2
61.8
New York
64,580
26.6
38.0
35.5
North Carolina
9,174
14.4
46.2
39.4
North Dakota
1,483
39.8
1.4
58.8
Ohio
52,098
16.2
82.2
1.6
Oklahoma
3,365
9.2
90.8
0.0
Oregon
14,386
7.2
90.0
2.8
Pennsylvania
27,592
28.6
71.4
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
10,369
1.0
71.3
27.7
Rhode Island
6,465
17.7
40.5
41.8
South Carolina
12,750
28.6
47.3
24.2
South Dakota
930
20.4
76.6
3.0
Tennessee
41,410
32.1
49.4
18.5
Texas
14,528
31.5
38.7
29.8
Utah
3,390
17.2
82.8
0.0
Vermont
1,840
18.4
62.4
19.1
Virgin Islands
386
3.0
88.4
8.6
Virginia
19,955
26.6
9.2
64.1
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
42,296
14.6
7.8
77.6
West Virginia
4,535
13.6
42.9
43.5
Wisconsin
6,693
19.1
80.9
0.0
Wyoming
108
9.3
90.7
0.0

NOTES: '*'=UNEMPLOYED, LOOKING FOR WORK. '**'=UNEMPLOYED, NOT LOOKING FOR WORK (INCLUDES DISCOURAGED WORKERS).
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 8/24/2010

 

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