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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 alone, not Hispanic
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
51,915 8,623 26,544 7,484 1,380 7,884 17,536 1,727 2,145 3,292 1,701 8,671
16 to 17 years 3,658 59 8 82 55 3,453 1,179 4 1 14 7 1,153
18 to 64 years 24,329 6,943 4,763 6,965 1,271 4,388 14,478 1,549 921 3,161 1,584 7,263
    18 to 24 years 4,423 332 49 598 279 3,165 4,719 175 4 341 275 3,924
    25 to 34 years 3,111 585 109 1,602 240 576 2,769 322 10 924 284 1,230
    35 to 54 years 8,997 3,412 829 3,676 546 534 4,525 708 98 1,506 704 1,510
    55 to 64 years 7,798 2,614 3,776 1,089 205 113 2,465 344 809 390 321 600
65 years and over 23,928 1,621 21,773 437 53 44 1,879 174 1,223 117 110 255

Male
 
      Total (17)
20,606 4,205 10,998 508 870 4,025 7,444 829 1,128 375 986 4,126
16 to 17 years 1,904 34 7 47 29 1,786 611 3 0 6 5 596
18 to 64 years 8,979 3,481 2,016 433 822 2,227 5,895 730 489 348 923 3,405
    18 to 24 years 2,138 189 13 83 191 1,661 2,261 68 1 44 202 1,946
    25 to 34 years 837 273 57 76 151 280 981 134 2 94 164 586
    35 to 54 years 2,832 1,687 333 214 351 248 1,554 349 52 157 391 604
    55 to 64 years 3,172 1,332 1,614 60 129 38 1,099 178 434 53 165 269
65 years and over 9,723 690 8,974 29 18 12 938 96 638 21 58 124

Female
 
      Total (17)
31,309 4,417 15,546 6,975 510 3,860 10,093 898 1,018 2,916 716 4,545
16 to 17 years 1,753 25 1 35 26 1,667 568 0 1 8 2 557
18 to 64 years 15,350 3,462 2,746 6,532 449 2,161 8,583 819 432 2,812 661 3,858
    18 to 24 years 2,285 142 36 515 88 1,504 2,457 106 3 297 73 1,979
    25 to 34 years 2,274 311 52 1,526 90 295 1,788 188 8 830 119 643
    35 to 54 years 6,165 1,725 496 3,462 195 287 2,971 359 45 1,348 313 906
    55 to 64 years 4,626 1,283 2,163 1,030 76 75 1,366 167 375 337 156 331
65 years and over 14,205 930 12,799 408 35 32 941 78 585 96 52 130

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
27,987 7,002 4,771 7,047 1,326 7,841 15,657 1,552 922 3,175 1,591 8,417
In families (2) 23,310 4,891 3,842 6,651 1,015 6,912 12,746 1,198 745 2,852 1,194 6,756
      Householder 7,519 2,121 1,835 2,838 287 438 4,159 539 430 1,321 511 1,359
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
11,666 1,527 318 4,491 408 4,923 6,952 585 73 2,127 563 3,605
      Householder 3,340 767 144 2,038 137 255 2,288 295 46 1,012 267 668
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,955 501 97 2,585 132 640 2,631 323 20 1,247 198 842
      Householder 1,613 219 42 1,184 52 116 1,205 150 11 589 110 345
In married-couple families (11) 18,493 3,288 3,558 5,936 622 5,089 10,504 900 698 2,449 932 5,525
      Husbands (11) 3,320 1,323 1,433 183 161 220 2,095 357 387 174 379 798
      Wives (11) 9,356 1,395 2,028 5,436 160 337 4,660 449 294 2,192 385 1,341
      Related children (18) 5,365 426 45 258 258 4,378 3,617 81 4 73 159 3,299
      Other 452 144 51 59 43 155 133 14 12 10 9 88
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
9,075 950 255 3,969 267 3,635 5,710 438 62 1,828 430 2,953
      Husbands (11) 791 360 115 130 78 109 855 174 38 121 187 335
      Wives (11) 4,327 368 98 3,615 67 179 2,731 230 15 1,655 172 659
      Related children (18) 3,735 152 13 173 106 3,290 2,053 23 3 46 63 1,918
      Other 221 69 28 51 16 57 71 11 6 6 8 41
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
3,203 308 81 2,255 78 481 2,128 232 17 1,054 139 686
      Husbands (11) 280 103 34 68 26 49 429 88 9 78 73 181
      Wives (11) 2,343 127 34 2,069 22 91 1,439 129 3 947 52 308
      Related children (18) 459 47 3 74 18 318 217 6 0 26 10 175
      Other 120 31 10 44 13 22 42 9 5 2 4 22
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,401 517 102 159 131 493 625 95 14 81 103 332
      Householder 453 227 70 30 61 65 273 57 10 33 66 107
      Other 949 290 32 129 70 428 353 38 4 48 37 225
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
609 141 25 72 40 332 287 45 3 39 51 148
      Householder 185 99 18 15 21 32 133 34 3 15 40 40
      Related children (18) 345 16 0 27 12 290 121 5 0 10 8 97
      Other 79 27 7 30 6 10 34 7 0 13 3 11
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
146 41 8 46 20 31 105 27 0 25 24 28
      Householder 62 26 5 9 14 8 58 19 0 4 18 18
      Related children (18) 47 8 0 16 4 19 25 3 0 10 6 6
      Other 36 7 3 20 2 4 21 6 0 11 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,415 1,086 183 556 261 1,330 1,616 203 33 322 159 899
      Householder 1,062 446 78 363 43 133 681 106 30 255 73 218
      Other 2,353 640 105 193 218 1,197 935 97 3 67 86 681
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,981 436 39 450 100 956 955 102 8 260 82 504
      Householder 748 284 17 323 29 95 514 74 6 217 51 167
      Related children (18) 1,007 64 5 76 52 809 382 12 0 32 24 313
      Other 226 88 16 51 19 51 59 15 2 10 7 25
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
607 151 9 284 34 128 398 63 3 168 34 129
      Householder 344 78 3 208 15 40 288 44 2 136 24 83
      Related children (18) 140 18 1 39 11 71 76 7 0 26 11 32
      Other 123 56 4 37 8 18 35 13 2 6 0 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
117 22 0 45 3 46 51 7 0 23 1 20
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,560 2,090 929 351 308 883 2,860 347 177 299 396 1,641
      Male 2,233 1,043 418 74 193 504 1,449 198 74 84 260 833
        Householder 1,569 815 356 50 110 237 941 146 66 46 170 512
      Female 2,328 1,046 510 277 115 379 1,411 149 103 216 137 807
        Householder 1,547 814 460 76 63 135 859 105 92 101 94 467

Poverty Footnotes

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