Distribution of government transfer payments to individuals in nonmetro areas, 1979 and 2012

Percent of total transfers

 

Group 1, Retirement/disability.
Item 1, 1979 54.5.
Item 2, 2012 36.7.
Group 2, Medical.
Item 1, 1979 20.6.
Item 2, 2012 44.
Group 3, Income maintenance.
Item 1, 1979 11.
Item 2, 2012 10.8.
Group 4, Unemployment insurance.
Item 1, 1979 4.6.
Item 2, 2012 2.8.
Group 5, Veterans benefits.
Item 1, 1979 7.1.
Item 2, 2012 3.4.
Group 6, Education and training.
Item 1, 1979 1.8.
Item 2, 2012 2.2.

Note: Nonmetro status is based on county classifications made by Office Management and Budget, March 2013. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from Bureau of Economic Analysis.