Oregon food stamps, welfare numbers increased slightly

Oregon food stamps, welfare numbers increased slightly

The numbers of Oregonians relying on welfare and food stamps rose after long-term unemployment benefits ended in December.

About 92,500 Oregonians relied on TANF in January, about 2,000 more than than in December. At its peak in February 2013, TANF helped about 99,000 Oregonians.

About 796,200 Oregonians -- one in five residents -- relied on food stamps in January, up about 4,000 from December. The program peaked in June 2012 with 814,460 Oregonians.

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