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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
White A.O.I.C.
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
62,628 10,411 28,880 10,720 1,878 10,740 20,671 2,087 2,242 4,029 2,291 10,022
16 to 17 years 5,104 71 11 124 69 4,828 1,366 7 1 17 13 1,328
18 to 64 years 31,266 8,399 5,252 10,022 1,743 5,852 17,300 1,882 963 3,875 2,156 8,423
    18 to 24 years 6,130 434 63 991 411 4,232 5,578 215 4 479 378 4,501
    25 to 34 years 4,770 752 143 2,714 363 799 3,560 408 10 1,186 455 1,501
    35 to 54 years 11,458 4,180 903 4,961 723 692 5,480 883 104 1,777 945 1,772
    55 to 64 years 8,908 3,033 4,143 1,356 247 129 2,682 376 845 433 378 650
65 years and over 26,258 1,941 23,617 574 66 60 2,005 197 1,278 137 122 271

Male
 
      Total (17)
24,520 5,075 12,009 739 1,178 5,519 8,828 993 1,183 493 1,383 4,777
16 to 17 years 2,631 39 7 70 40 2,476 700 6 0 6 11 677
18 to 64 years 11,231 4,248 2,222 628 1,112 3,021 7,134 878 517 458 1,310 3,971
    18 to 24 years 2,881 249 21 108 275 2,227 2,666 82 1 63 285 2,236
    25 to 34 years 1,243 379 74 161 220 408 1,323 174 2 133 300 714
    35 to 54 years 3,548 2,093 366 287 459 343 1,946 432 54 200 530 731
    55 to 64 years 3,560 1,527 1,761 71 158 43 1,198 190 461 61 196 289
65 years and over 10,658 788 9,780 41 27 22 995 110 665 29 62 129

Female
 
      Total (17)
38,108 5,336 16,871 9,981 699 5,221 11,843 1,094 1,059 3,536 908 5,245
16 to 17 years 2,472 32 4 55 29 2,352 667 2 1 11 2 651
18 to 64 years 20,035 4,150 3,030 9,393 631 2,831 10,166 1,004 446 3,417 846 4,453
    18 to 24 years 3,250 185 42 883 135 2,005 2,912 133 3 416 94 2,265
    25 to 34 years 3,527 373 69 2,553 142 391 2,236 235 8 1,052 155 786
    35 to 54 years 7,911 2,087 536 4,673 264 350 3,534 451 50 1,577 415 1,041
    55 to 64 years 5,348 1,506 2,382 1,285 89 86 1,484 186 384 372 182 360
65 years and over 15,601 1,153 13,837 533 39 38 1,010 88 612 108 60 142

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
36,370 8,469 5,263 10,146 1,812 10,680 18,666 1,890 964 3,892 2,169 9,751
In families (2) 30,818 6,030 4,253 9,561 1,412 9,561 15,264 1,452 781 3,509 1,639 7,883
      Householder 9,497 2,561 2,012 3,922 402 600 5,109 674 452 1,652 705 1,626
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
17,051 2,057 433 6,871 650 7,039 8,720 760 77 2,676 819 4,388
      Householder 4,725 1,012 188 2,964 215 347 2,994 402 49 1,296 385 861
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
6,457 703 135 4,148 255 1,216 3,538 419 20 1,630 331 1,138
      Householder 2,433 323 54 1,806 91 158 1,633 209 11 794 173 446
In married-couple families (11) 23,752 3,944 3,889 8,266 872 6,782 12,289 1,059 728 2,961 1,241 6,299
      Husbands (11) 3,868 1,556 1,568 258 225 261 2,466 419 407 223 509 908
      Wives (11) 11,885 1,608 2,176 7,450 229 424 5,420 524 302 2,594 477 1,522
      Related children (18) 7,172 553 58 375 341 5,845 4,179 97 6 109 216 3,751
      Other 827 226 88 183 78 252 224 20 12 35 39 118
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
12,918 1,250 338 5,872 430 5,028 7,003 554 65 2,256 618 3,510
      Husbands (11) 1,051 475 141 181 121 132 1,116 225 40 158 275 419
      Wives (11) 6,202 465 128 5,264 116 230 3,302 283 17 1,991 222 790
      Related children (18) 5,152 192 18 261 153 4,530 2,451 33 3 78 92 2,246
      Other 514 118 52 167 41 136 134 13 6 30 29 55
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
5,052 431 108 3,489 159 865 2,805 303 17 1,341 237 907
      Husbands (11) 391 150 41 93 45 62 589 113 9 105 125 237
      Wives (11) 3,511 167 48 3,125 48 123 1,798 169 3 1,173 73 380
      Related children (18) 850 63 3 133 41 610 337 9 0 49 20 258
      Other 300 50 17 138 25 70 81 11 5 14 20 32
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,931 614 123 276 175 743 835 119 17 98 158 443
      Householder 588 256 82 45 76 129 360 66 13 40 85 156
      Other 1,343 358 41 230 100 614 475 53 4 58 73 286
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
900 183 27 144 53 494 384 57 3 51 64 209
      Householder 249 114 20 27 28 60 182 40 3 23 47 70
      Related children (18) 482 20 0 37 16 409 141 8 0 12 10 111
      Other 169 49 7 79 10 25 61 10 0 16 7 28
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
235 52 8 91 24 60 133 30 0 35 31 37
      Householder 83 33 5 16 15 14 78 21 0 9 23 24
      Related children (18) 72 8 0 25 5 33 29 3 0 12 6 8
      Other 80 11 3 50 4 13 27 6 0 14 2 4
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
5,134 1,473 241 1,020 365 2,036 2,140 274 36 450 240 1,140
      Householder 1,659 617 109 678 73 183 942 157 31 358 114 283
      Other 3,475 856 132 342 292 1,853 1,198 117 5 92 126 857
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
3,233 625 68 855 167 1,518 1,332 149 9 369 137 669
      Householder 1,231 401 35 612 52 131 725 110 7 310 83 215
      Related children (18) 1,609 96 7 141 74 1,291 503 24 0 40 29 409
      Other 394 128 26 102 41 96 104 15 2 19 24 44
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,169 220 19 568 71 291 601 86 3 255 63 193
      Householder 637 120 8 422 29 58 423 63 2 210 40 110
      Related children (18) 325 30 1 75 20 199 116 11 0 32 11 62
      Other 207 69 10 72 23 34 61 13 2 13 13 22
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
158 26 0 70 4 58 77 8 0 27 7 34
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
5,395 2,414 1,010 514 395 1,061 3,325 430 183 355 523 1,834
      Male 2,643 1,211 453 99 262 618 1,739 248 76 107 367 941
        Householder 1,774 933 382 57 135 266 1,077 167 67 63 213 566
      Female 2,752 1,203 557 415 134 443 1,586 181 107 248 156 893
        Householder 1,763 940 496 95 70 162 967 133 97 111 107 519

Poverty Footnotes

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