Fewer Bronx residents on welfare as state reports all time low

The number of welfare recipients is at its lowest point in 40 years.

There number of individuals on welfare around the state has dropped below 600,000. The last time New York saw similar numbers was in 1964 when the program initially began. Today?s low indicates a drop from 1 million recipients back in 1995.

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) says less recipients are receiving government aid thanks to the state?s changing method. HRA says instead of immediately placing people on welfare, the program tries to first direct towards job placement.

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