DFA just released their January and February 2010 food stamp data, so this looked like a good opportunity to update my charts:
11.9% of all Sacramento County residents are now on food stamps, or almost one out of eight. For California as a whole, the number stood at 8.5%. The good news (if you can call it that) is that the rate of increase seems to have peaked and has been declining since October 2009. The bad news is this suggests a continued increase in the percent food stamp recipients for well into the next year.