Economic Research Report No. (ERR-263) 64 pp

May 2019

The Impacts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Redemptions on County-Level Employment

This study investigates the impacts of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions on metro and nonmetro county-level employment. From 2001 to 2014, SNAP redemptions had a positive average impact on county-level employment in nonmetro counties but no measurable impact in metro counties. The impacts of SNAP were positive from 2008 to 2010 in both metro and nonmetro areas.

See related Amber Waves article: SNAP Redemptions Contributed to Employment During the Great Recession.

Keywords: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, economic impacts of SNAP, county employment, SNAP employment impacts, rural employment, ARRA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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