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Food stamp recipients in Arizona decreases

The amount of Arizonans on food stamps slightly decreased in the last year.

According to Phoenix Business Journal, federal food stamp recipients in Arizona went down one percent, from 1.14 million people to 1.12 million people at the end of 2012.

Even though that numbered has lowered in the recent year, it is still double the number of people on food stamps before the recession, which was only 628,000 people at the end of 2007.

Still, a record 47.8 million Americans are on government assistance, which is 1.3 million more than last year.

California had the highest amount of citizens on food stamps at 4.1 million recipients, followed by Florida with 3.6 million and New York with 3.2 million.