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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 alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
61,689 10,198 28,659 10,551 1,826 10,454 20,272 2,031 2,230 3,969 2,248 9,795
16 to 17 years 4,940 69 11 124 65 4,671 1,325 6 1 17 13 1,288
18 to 64 years 30,711 8,225 5,210 9,855 1,697 5,724 16,958 1,827 955 3,824 2,113 8,239
    18 to 24 years 5,991 422 63 960 399 4,147 5,437 210 4 468 367 4,388
    25 to 34 years 4,659 739 139 2,662 347 771 3,491 398 10 1,168 439 1,477
    35 to 54 years 11,274 4,088 901 4,897 710 679 5,382 853 102 1,758 933 1,737
    55 to 64 years 8,788 2,976 4,107 1,335 242 127 2,648 367 840 431 374 637
65 years and over 26,037 1,905 23,437 572 64 59 1,989 197 1,273 128 122 268

Male
 
      Total (17)
24,114 4,968 11,902 724 1,147 5,373 8,636 966 1,174 484 1,351 4,661
16 to 17 years 2,548 37 7 70 36 2,399 682 5 0 6 11 661
18 to 64 years 11,004 4,155 2,196 613 1,086 2,953 6,966 851 511 453 1,278 3,872
    18 to 24 years 2,817 240 21 105 269 2,182 2,594 80 1 61 276 2,177
    25 to 34 years 1,207 370 72 159 213 394 1,295 169 2 133 287 705
    35 to 54 years 3,476 2,048 366 278 449 335 1,898 415 52 198 521 711
    55 to 64 years 3,504 1,497 1,738 71 156 42 1,179 186 456 61 194 281
65 years and over 10,561 776 9,699 41 25 21 987 110 663 25 62 128

Female
 
      Total (17)
37,575 5,230 16,757 9,828 679 5,082 11,636 1,065 1,055 3,486 897 5,133
16 to 17 years 2,392 32 4 55 29 2,272 643 2 1 11 2 627
18 to 64 years 19,707 4,070 3,014 9,241 611 2,771 9,992 976 444 3,372 834 4,366
    18 to 24 years 3,174 182 42 855 131 1,965 2,842 130 3 407 91 2,211
    25 to 34 years 3,451 369 68 2,503 134 378 2,196 228 8 1,035 152 772
    35 to 54 years 7,798 2,040 535 4,619 260 343 3,484 437 49 1,560 411 1,026
    55 to 64 years 5,284 1,479 2,369 1,264 86 86 1,470 180 383 370 179 357
65 years and over 15,476 1,129 13,738 532 39 38 1,001 88 610 103 60 140

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
35,652 8,294 5,222 9,979 1,762 10,395 18,283 1,834 956 3,841 2,126 9,526
In families (2) 30,218 5,909 4,215 9,408 1,374 9,312 14,953 1,417 776 3,464 1,607 7,688
      Householder 9,337 2,508 1,990 3,861 392 587 5,013 653 449 1,628 690 1,593
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
16,642 2,005 423 6,753 622 6,840 8,528 739 77 2,641 806 4,265
      Householder 4,629 986 183 2,913 204 343 2,939 386 49 1,278 379 847
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
6,301 682 133 4,072 237 1,178 3,451 408 20 1,603 325 1,095
      Householder 2,386 310 53 1,780 87 157 1,600 201 11 781 168 439
In married-couple families (11) 23,376 3,875 3,857 8,152 854 6,639 12,079 1,037 722 2,924 1,225 6,171
      Husbands (11) 3,809 1,526 1,549 255 220 259 2,429 409 403 221 502 894
      Wives (11) 11,742 1,584 2,164 7,350 225 419 5,349 514 302 2,563 473 1,497
      Related children (18) 7,016 539 56 367 336 5,718 4,082 94 4 105 213 3,666
      Other 809 226 88 179 73 243 219 20 12 35 38 114
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
12,670 1,226 330 5,788 415 4,910 6,871 537 65 2,229 613 3,427
      Husbands (11) 1,033 466 138 179 118 132 1,095 217 40 158 273 408
      Wives (11) 6,111 456 125 5,191 112 227 3,255 275 17 1,967 220 775
      Related children (18) 5,027 186 16 255 149 4,422 2,388 32 3 74 92 2,189
      Other 499 118 52 163 36 130 132 13 6 30 28 55
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
4,959 425 106 3,428 151 849 2,741 292 17 1,318 235 878
      Husbands (11) 385 148 40 92 43 62 576 108 9 105 124 229
      Wives (11) 3,452 165 46 3,074 46 122 1,766 165 3 1,155 73 370
      Related children (18) 828 62 3 128 41 596 321 8 0 45 20 247
      Other 293 50 17 136 21 70 79 11 5 14 18 32
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,877 605 121 269 171 711 808 119 17 97 150 424
      Householder 573 254 80 41 73 126 344 66 13 39 79 146
      Other 1,304 352 41 228 98 585 464 53 4 58 71 278
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
861 177 25 138 50 471 372 57 3 50 62 200
      Householder 238 112 18 23 25 60 176 40 3 22 45 66
      Related children (18) 456 17 0 37 16 386 135 8 0 12 10 106
      Other 168 48 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)
228 51 8 88 24 57 127 30 0 34 29 34
      Householder 82 33 5 14 15 14 74 21 0 9 21 23
      Related children (18) 68 8 0 25 5 30 27 3 0 12 6 6
      Other 79 11 3 50 4 13 26 6 0 14 2 4
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
4,965 1,429 238 987 350 1,961 2,066 262 36 443 231 1,094
      Householder 1,609 599 107 658 69 176 923 149 31 354 110 280
      Other 3,356 830 130 330 281 1,785 1,143 113 5 89 122 814
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
3,112 601 68 827 157 1,459 1,286 145 9 362 132 638
      Householder 1,190 388 35 591 48 128 713 106 7 306 80 213
      Related children (18) 1,541 91 7 137 68 1,238 475 24 0 38 27 385
      Other 380 122 26 99 40 93 98 15 2 18 24 39
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,114 206 19 555 62 272 583 86 3 250 60 183
      Householder 613 112 8 412 25 57 417 63 2 206 37 110
      Related children (18) 300 28 1 73 16 182 106 11 0 32 11 52
      Other 201 65 10 71 21 34 60 13 2 12 12 22
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
154 26 0 67 4 57 76 7 0 27 7 34
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
5,280 2,359 1,007 504 384 1,026 3,255 409 180 350 512 1,804
      Male 2,584 1,181 451 97 256 599 1,696 237 75 107 357 919
        Householder 1,730 907 381 57 131 254 1,054 165 67 63 206 553
      Female 2,695 1,178 555 407 128 427 1,559 172 105 242 155 884
        Householder 1,728 919 494 94 64 157 947 125 95 109 106 512

Poverty Footnotes

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