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Work Participation Rates for FY 2018

Summary Table for Work Participation Rates and Engagement in Work Activities, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

State agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and other interested parties

Summary Table for Work Participation Rates and Engagement in Work Activities, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Summary Table for Work Participation Rates for Fiscal Year 2016

State Work Participation Rates for FY 2016

Summary Table for Work Participation Rates for Fiscal Year 2015

Summary Table for Work Participation Rates for Fiscal Year 2014

The U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) issues TANF work participation rates, which measure how well states engage families receiving assistance in certain work activities during a fiscal year. A state must meet an overall (or “all families”) and a two-parent work participation requirement or face a potential financial penalty. The statutory requirements for fiscal year (FY) 2014 are 50 percent for all families and 90 percent for two-parent families, but a state’s individual target rates equal the statutory rates minus a credit for reducing its caseload.

This memorandum transmits the FY 2013 work participation rates.  All States were required to report work participation information for the months of October 2012 through September 2013.