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Interactive: Workers From a Wide Array of Occupations Use SNAP

December 4, 2018
 

 

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Click on a state to view data on SNAP participation by occupation for that state. Click on an occupation or occupation group in the occupation table for a nationwide map of SNAP participation for that occupation, and click the arrows to expand the occupation groups into more specific classifications.

Workers who “participate in SNAP” are civilian workers in households that participated in SNAP in the last year. Figures are three-year averages from 2015 to 2017 to improve reliability of state-level estimates. Estimates for specific occupations are omitted when sample has fewer than 30 households but are included in state totals. Occupations are grouped using Census occupational classification system. Average hourly wage data are for all employees, not just SNAP participants; data are collected semi-annually from November 2014 to May 2017 and adjusted to May 2017 dollars.

Sources: CBPP analysis of 2015-2017 American Community Survey data. Average wage data from Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

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