Total benefits paid as a percent of personal income, 1937-2013
[Amounts in millions]

Calendar
year
Total benefits Personal
income a
Total benefits
as percent of
personal income
1937 1 74,700 (b)
1938 10 69,100 (b)
1939 14 73,600 (b)
1940 35 79,400 (b)
1941 88 97,900 0.09%
1942 131 126,700 0.10%
1943 166 156,200 0.11%
1944 209 169,700 0.12%
1945 274 175,800 0.16%
1946 378 182,700 0.21%
1947 466 194,600 0.24%
1948 556 213,700 0.26%
1949 667 211,200 0.32%
1950 961 233,900 0.41%
1951 1,885 264,500 0.71%
1952 2,194 282,700 0.78%
1953 3,006 299,600 1.00%
1954 3,670 302,600 1.21%
1955 4,968 324,600 1.53%
1956 5,715 348,400 1.64%
1957 7,404 368,500 2.01%
1958 8,576 379,500 2.26%
1959 10,298 403,200 2.55%
1960 11,245 422,500 2.66%
1961 12,749 441,100 2.89%
1962 14,461 469,100 3.08%
1963 15,427 492,800 3.13%
1964 16,223 528,400 3.07%
1965 18,311 570,800 3.21%
1966 21,070 620,600 3.40%
1967 25,967 665,700 3.90%
1968 30,651 730,700 4.19%
1969 33,371 800,300 4.17%
1970 38,982 864,600 4.51%
1971 45,065 932,100 4.83%
1972 50,269 1,023,600 4.91%
1973 61,091 1,138,500 5.37%
1974 70,996 1,249,300 5.68%
1975 82,611 1,366,900 6.04%
1976 94,180 1,498,100 6.29%
1977 106,443 1,654,200 6.43%
1978 117,894 1,859,500 6.34%
1979 133,691 2,077,900 6.43%
1980 156,298 2,316,800 6.75%
1981 184,450 2,595,900 7.11%
1982 207,268 2,778,800 7.46%
1983 224,524 2,969,700 7.56%
1984 238,682 3,281,300 7.27%
1985 256,723 3,515,900 7.30%
1986 272,698 3,725,100 7.32%
1987 284,487 3,955,300 7.19%
1988 303,717 4,275,300 7.10%
1989 329,193 4,618,200 7.13%
1990 356,536 4,904,500 7.27%
1991 386,912 5,071,100 7.63%
1992 419,325 5,410,800 7.75%
1993 449,896 5,646,800 7.97%
1994 478,775 5,934,700 8.07%
1995 513,959 6,276,500 8.19%
1996 544,350 6,661,900 8.17%
1997 572,542 7,075,000 8.09%
1998 585,156 7,587,700 7.71%
1999 595,326 7,983,800 7.46%
2000 625,060 8,632,800 7.24%
2001 672,853 8,987,100 7.49%
2002 714,804 9,149,500 7.81%
2003 746,756 9,487,600 7.87%
2004 796,075 10,049,200 7.92%
2005 850,717 10,610,300 8.02%
2006 955,067 11,389,800 8.39%
2007 1,010,452 11,995,700 8.42%
2008 1,077,065 12,430,600 8.66%
2009 1,177,916 12,082,100 9.75%
2010 1,217,587 12,435,200 9.79%
2011 1,266,616 13,191,300 9.60%
2012 1,340,778 13,743,800 9.76%
2013 1,387,866 14,133,500 9.82%
a Personal income data, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are subject to revision.
b Less than 0.05 percent.