Now this is my favorite economic indicator. How many people in the United States are so broke they qualify for food stamps? Well, in a matter of one month, we have an increase to "surge past" 35 million.
Last month the tally was 34.4. Million.
Anyone reading this if you know where to find the detailed statistics, up to date on national food stamp (SNAP) recipients, please let us know.
This is an amazingly hidden statistic and we are relying on Reuters to dig it out. I've hunted for raw up to date data high and low so either the USDA is web clueless or it's hiding somewhere....probably because it's so damn damning to have more than 1 in 9 people living in the U.S. on food stamps.