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Idaho Leads Nation In Increase In Food Stamps Assistance

One in seven Americans receives help from the government to buy food, and all but 14 states saw double-digit spikes in the number of people getting food stamps year over year. Idaho had the largest one-year increase in the country, 28 percent, according to the latest government figures for the one-year period that ended in November 2010. Idaho edged ahead of Nevada, which has the country’s highest unemployment rate at 14.5 percent. Idaho’s 9.5 percent rate is closer to the national average of 9 percent. But Idaho’s unemployment rate is three times higher than it was in 2007. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has been the actual name of the food stamp program since 2008. The federal government pays the full cost of food stamp benefits, but splits the cost of administering the program with the states, which operate it.

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