In several industries, over one-third of workers' families rely on public assistance: Share of workers within each industry who receive public assistance directly or through a family member

Occupation Percent
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 49.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services 44.6%
Other services (except public administration) 37.2%
Retail trade 36.4%
Construction 36.1%
Armed forces and active duty military 30.3%
Professional, scientific, mgmt., admin., and waste mgmt. services 27.3%
Transportation and utilities 27.1%
Manufacturing 26.7%
Educational, health, and social services 24.8%
Wholesale trade 24.4%
Mining 20.9%
Information 18.7%
Financial, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 18.4%
Public administration 16.1%
All 29.3%

Note: Includes the EITC, CTC, SNAP, LIHEAP, WIC, housing assistance, TANF/cash assistance, and Medicaid.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata, pooled years 2012–2014

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