Total benefits paid as a percent of personal income, 1937-2016
[Amounts in millions]

Calendar
year
Total benefits Personal
income a/
Total benefits
as percent of
personal income
1937 1 74,699 b/
1938 10 69,082 0.01%
1939 14 73,626 0.02%
1940 35 79,400 0.04%
1941 88 97,870 0.09%
1942 131 126,713 0.10%
1943 166 156,177 0.11%
1944 209 169,709 0.12%
1945 274 175,778 0.16%
1946 378 182,668 0.21%
1947 466 194,616 0.24%
1948 556 213,661 0.26%
1949 667 211,244 0.32%
1950 961 233,904 0.41%
1951 1,885 264,455 0.71%
1952 2,194 282,655 0.78%
1953 3,006 299,565 1.00%
1954 3,670 302,592 1.21%
1955 4,968 324,583 1.53%
1956 5,715 348,411 1.64%
1957 7,404 368,486 2.01%
1958 8,576 379,474 2.26%
1959 10,298 403,193 2.55%
1960 11,245 422,532 2.66%
1961 12,749 441,082 2.89%
1962 14,461 469,087 3.08%
1963 15,427 492,839 3.13%
1964 16,223 528,356 3.07%
1965 18,311 570,847 3.21%
1966 21,070 620,572 3.40%
1967 25,967 665,748 3.90%
1968 30,651 730,743 4.19%
1969 33,371 800,258 4.17%
1970 38,982 864,598 4.51%
1971 45,065 932,137 4.83%
1972 50,269 1,023,574 4.91%
1973 61,091 1,138,525 5.37%
1974 70,996 1,249,341 5.68%
1975 82,611 1,366,884 6.04%
1976 94,180 1,498,451 6.29%
1977 106,443 1,654,571 6.43%
1978 117,894 1,859,721 6.34%
1979 133,691 2,078,195 6.43%
1980 156,298 2,317,464 6.74%
1981 184,450 2,596,506 7.10%
1982 207,268 2,779,472 7.46%
1983 224,524 2,970,275 7.56%
1984 238,682 3,281,770 7.27%
1985 256,723 3,516,329 7.30%
1986 272,698 3,725,688 7.32%
1987 284,487 3,955,860 7.19%
1988 303,717 4,276,349 7.10%
1989 329,193 4,619,874 7.13%
1990 356,536 4,906,423 7.27%
1991 386,912 5,073,390 7.63%
1992 419,325 5,413,049 7.75%
1993 449,896 5,648,990 7.96%
1994 478,775 5,937,283 8.06%
1995 513,959 6,280,973 8.18%
1996 544,350 6,667,027 8.16%
1997 572,542 7,080,668 8.09%
1998 585,156 7,593,685 7.71%
1999 595,326 7,988,413 7.45%
2000 625,060 8,637,061 7.24%
2001 672,853 8,991,584 7.48%
2002 714,804 9,153,855 7.81%
2003 746,756 9,491,109 7.87%
2004 796,075 10,052,896 7.92%
2005 850,717 10,614,037 8.02%
2006 955,067 11,393,944 8.38%
2007 1,010,452 12,000,178 8.42%
2008 1,077,065 12,502,228 8.61%
2009 1,177,916 12,094,789 9.74%
2010 1,217,587 12,477,120 9.76%
2011 1,266,616 13,254,522 9.56%
2012 1,340,778 13,915,118 9.64%
2013 1,387,333 14,073,672 9.86%
2014 1,453,018 14,818,247 9.81%
2015 1,524,829 15,552,968 9.80%
2016 1,580,923 15,928,727 9.92%
a Personal income data, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and was obtained on July 28, 2017. This data is subject to revision
b Less than 0.005 percent.