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Welfare Rolls Dwindle

The 5.8 million welfare recipients in the USA in 2000 was the lowest number since the 1960s. Recipients by year:

1965: 4.3 million

1971: approximately 10 million

1981: approximately 11.5 million

1989: approximately 11 million

1994: 14.2 million

2000: 5.8 million

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