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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV24: Reason For Not Working or Reason For Spending Time Out of The Labor Force -- Poverty Status of People Who Did Not Work or Who Spent Time Out of the Labor Force: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands)

  Did not work last year (16) Worked last year, spent time out of the labor force (16)
Reason Reason
Total Ill or disabled Retired Home or family reasons Could not find work School or other Total Ill or disabled Retired Home or family reasons Could not find work School or other
All races
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
77,707 14,010 33,016 13,100 2,783 14,800 24,404 2,604 2,489 4,710 2,753 11,848
16 to 17 years 6,822 110 18 158 92 6,444 1,544 7 1 18 18 1,499
18 to 64 years 40,723 11,313 6,271 12,248 2,613 8,277 20,626 2,358 1,094 4,541 2,598 10,035
    18 to 24 years 8,565 587 87 1,315 638 5,939 6,570 262 4 570 431 5,302
    25 to 34 years 6,455 1,095 173 3,361 600 1,227 4,436 527 12 1,437 584 1,876
    35 to 54 years 14,763 5,685 1,105 5,976 1,048 948 6,545 1,090 132 2,043 1,155 2,125
    55 to 64 years 10,940 3,947 4,907 1,596 326 164 3,076 479 947 491 427 733
65 years and over 30,163 2,587 26,726 694 78 78 2,234 238 1,394 151 138 313

Male
 
      Total (17)
30,733 6,731 13,671 1,042 1,764 7,525 10,361 1,201 1,295 602 1,656 5,607
16 to 17 years 3,472 58 12 83 54 3,265 804 6 0 6 16 776
18 to 64 years 15,137 5,665 2,657 908 1,679 4,227 8,449 1,063 564 566 1,570 4,687
    18 to 24 years 4,057 332 34 182 417 3,093 3,119 101 1 73 319 2,625
    25 to 34 years 1,903 583 85 243 368 625 1,660 212 2 173 399 874
    35 to 54 years 4,778 2,792 460 383 689 455 2,332 517 71 246 632 865
    55 to 64 years 4,398 1,959 2,078 101 206 54 1,338 232 491 73 220 323
65 years and over 12,124 1,008 11,001 50 31 33 1,108 132 731 31 71 144

Female
 
      Total (17)
46,975 7,278 19,345 12,058 1,018 7,275 14,043 1,403 1,195 4,108 1,097 6,241
16 to 17 years 3,350 52 6 75 38 3,179 740 2 1 12 2 722
18 to 64 years 25,586 5,648 3,614 11,340 933 4,050 12,177 1,295 530 3,975 1,028 5,349
    18 to 24 years 4,508 255 53 1,133 221 2,846 3,451 161 3 497 113 2,677
    25 to 34 years 4,552 512 88 3,118 232 602 2,776 315 10 1,264 185 1,002
    35 to 54 years 9,984 2,893 645 5,594 360 492 4,213 573 61 1,796 523 1,260
    55 to 64 years 6,542 1,988 2,828 1,495 121 110 1,738 247 456 419 207 410
65 years and over 18,039 1,578 15,725 643 47 46 1,126 106 664 120 67 170

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
47,545 11,423 6,290 12,406 2,705 14,721 22,170 2,366 1,095 4,559 2,616 11,534
In families (2) 40,147 8,069 5,070 11,621 2,144 13,243 18,059 1,822 880 4,110 1,966 9,281
      Householder 12,041 3,403 2,383 4,770 599 886 6,171 861 505 1,960 840 2,005
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
22,652 2,955 637 8,374 1,012 9,675 10,406 969 103 3,151 986 5,197
      Householder 6,220 1,463 258 3,652 340 507 3,712 522 68 1,543 470 1,110
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
8,550 1,003 223 5,094 397 1,832 4,331 508 27 1,953 408 1,435
      Householder 3,202 479 79 2,271 138 235 2,034 254 16 969 211 583
In married-couple families (11) 28,741 4,792 4,502 9,679 1,168 8,599 13,895 1,273 793 3,345 1,391 7,093
      Husbands (11) 4,720 1,885 1,812 335 341 346 2,832 509 433 270 570 1,050
      Wives (11) 13,908 1,899 2,489 8,675 290 555 6,137 620 339 2,892 533 1,753
      Related children (18) 9,024 709 70 442 437 7,366 4,630 121 6 135 239 4,129
      Other 1,089 300 131 228 100 331 296 23 15 48 49 160
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
15,767 1,573 462 6,880 582 6,271 7,933 662 82 2,555 689 3,945
      Husbands (11) 1,390 617 174 238 188 172 1,306 267 47 185 316 491
      Wives (11) 7,302 561 174 6,133 145 289 3,741 338 26 2,233 242 904
      Related children (18) 6,404 250 24 309 195 5,627 2,705 41 3 99 96 2,466
      Other 672 145 90 201 53 183 181 17 7 37 35 85
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
6,165 544 158 4,094 231 1,138 3,217 343 20 1,527 268 1,060
      Husbands (11) 522 193 53 128 72 76 686 129 11 123 142 280
      Wives (11) 4,133 205 60 3,649 67 152 2,042 187 4 1,324 82 445
      Related children (18) 1,117 80 3 153 61 820 384 12 0 60 23 289
      Other 392 65 43 164 31 90 105 15 5 20 20 45
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
2,718 858 173 359 268 1,061 1,040 140 29 111 211 547
      Householder 826 366 102 61 113 185 455 79 17 49 116 193
      Other 1,892 492 70 298 155 876 585 61 12 62 95 354
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,270 285 36 174 93 683 472 65 3 59 94 251
      Householder 364 172 26 32 49 85 228 46 3 28 68 83
      Related children (18) 633 26 0 51 21 534 166 8 0 12 14 132
      Other 273 86 10 90 23 64 78 11 0 19 12 36
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
333 76 14 107 36 100 171 30 0 40 43 57
      Householder 119 49 9 18 21 22 98 22 0 13 32 32
      Related children (18) 98 8 0 35 5 49 38 3 0 12 6 18
      Other 117 18 5 54 9 29 34 6 0 16 5 8
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
8,688 2,419 395 1,583 708 3,583 3,125 408 58 654 364 1,640
      Householder 2,708 1,035 184 1,021 148 319 1,415 236 50 516 161 452
      Other 5,980 1,384 211 561 560 3,264 1,710 172 8 138 204 1,188
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
5,615 1,097 139 1,320 337 2,721 2,002 243 18 537 204 1,000
      Householder 2,004 685 66 919 110 224 1,111 174 16 445 117 359
      Related children (18) 2,892 184 12 224 153 2,319 719 41 0 60 57 560
      Other 718 229 61 177 74 178 172 27 2 32 29 82
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
2,051 383 51 892 130 594 943 135 7 386 97 318
      Householder 1,046 220 18 653 47 108 657 92 5 316 56 187
      Related children (18) 640 50 3 126 56 405 185 25 0 48 23 89
      Other 366 113 30 114 28 81 101 18 2 22 18 42
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
181 27 1 84 8 61 82 9 0 29 7 37
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
7,217 3,327 1,218 700 553 1,417 4,029 535 215 420 642 2,217
      Male 3,551 1,668 560 166 372 786 2,073 291 81 130 432 1,138
        Householder 2,364 1,281 464 70 206 343 1,290 201 72 75 259 682
      Female 3,666 1,659 659 535 181 632 1,956 244 134 290 210 1,079
        Householder 2,445 1,350 592 132 104 266 1,215 182 122 131 143 638

Poverty Footnotes

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