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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
10,901 3,035 2,791 1,383 764 2,928 2,592 409 214 446 372 1,152
16 to 17 years 1,350 38 5 21 19 1,267 146 0 0 1 2 143
18 to 64 years 6,850 2,495 664 1,310 733 1,648 2,281 387 118 438 356 983
    18 to 24 years 1,848 121 17 279 192 1,238 688 33 0 71 45 538
    25 to 34 years 1,160 299 13 383 213 252 586 94 2 183 110 197
    35 to 54 years 2,363 1,301 143 523 267 129 719 180 27 149 166 197
    55 to 64 years 1,479 774 490 125 60 29 288 79 89 35 35 50
65 years and over 2,701 502 2,122 53 12 12 165 22 96 6 14 26

Male
 
      Total (17)
4,719 1,406 1,123 229 500 1,461 1,080 161 92 79 220 529
16 to 17 years 678 19 3 8 12 636 73 0 0 0 2 71
18 to 64 years 3,035 1,224 298 214 482 816 931 149 43 79 209 451
    18 to 24 years 893 69 11 65 119 629 313 11 0 9 30 263
    25 to 34 years 506 178 4 68 138 119 229 30 0 27 82 91
    35 to 54 years 996 611 74 62 191 58 293 80 17 38 81 78
    55 to 64 years 639 366 210 18 36 9 95 28 26 5 17 19
65 years and over 1,006 163 822 7 5 9 76 11 49 0 9 8

Female
 
      Total (17)
6,182 1,628 1,668 1,155 264 1,467 1,512 248 122 367 153 623
16 to 17 years 672 19 2 12 7 632 74 0 0 1 0 72
18 to 64 years 3,816 1,270 366 1,096 251 832 1,350 237 75 359 147 532
    18 to 24 years 955 52 7 213 74 609 374 22 0 62 15 275
    25 to 34 years 654 121 9 316 76 133 356 64 2 156 28 106
    35 to 54 years 1,367 690 70 460 77 70 426 100 10 111 86 119
    55 to 64 years 840 408 281 107 25 19 193 51 63 29 18 31
65 years and over 1,695 339 1,300 46 7 3 89 11 47 6 6 18

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
8,200 2,533 669 1,331 752 2,916 2,427 387 118 439 358 1,126
In families (2) 6,728 1,719 502 1,163 614 2,730 1,939 292 89 388 256 914
      Householder 1,857 729 251 540 156 181 779 155 53 225 106 240
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
4,114 768 127 856 292 2,072 1,211 171 23 312 133 571
      Householder 1,140 410 57 448 100 126 555 107 19 187 68 174
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,470 250 49 543 117 510 589 69 6 226 71 218
      Householder 570 145 18 305 38 65 322 39 6 140 34 103
In married-couple families (11) 2,921 648 357 596 204 1,116 917 146 56 193 101 421
      Husbands (11) 576 260 158 33 82 44 220 64 24 30 37 66
      Wives (11) 989 211 178 513 33 53 360 65 30 144 38 84
      Related children (18) 1,229 134 10 33 73 979 289 17 0 14 20 238
      Other 127 43 11 17 16 40 47 0 2 6 7 33
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,628 243 59 419 97 809 539 73 14 152 50 250
      Husbands (11) 227 115 19 26 45 22 111 32 6 18 25 30
      Wives (11) 503 72 28 354 13 35 227 37 8 118 16 48
      Related children (18) 837 49 5 27 30 726 173 4 0 14 5 150
      Other 61 8 7 11 9 26 29 0 0 1 5 23
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
566 77 18 243 45 183 243 25 2 102 27 87
      Husbands (11) 80 35 8 14 17 6 63 12 2 13 14 22
      Wives (11) 269 27 7 209 8 18 133 10 0 82 9 31
      Related children (18) 199 13 0 14 17 155 37 2 0 7 2 26
      Other 18 2 3 6 3 4 10 0 0 0 2 8
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
601 210 23 67 73 229 157 19 11 10 43 73
      Householder 185 95 13 16 32 29 74 13 4 6 25 27
      Other 416 115 10 51 41 199 82 6 8 4 18 46
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
304 88 4 24 27 160 72 7 0 6 23 36
      Householder 96 49 4 6 16 21 39 6 0 3 16 13
      Related children (18) 129 8 0 9 5 107 23 0 0 0 3 19
      Other 78 30 0 9 6 32 10 1 0 3 3 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
88 23 2 12 11 41 38 0 0 3 12 22
      Householder 33 16 2 2 5 8 19 0 0 2 9 8
      Related children (18) 26 0 0 8 0 18 11 0 0 0 0 11
      Other 30 7 0 2 6 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,205 861 122 501 337 1,385 865 127 22 185 112 419
      Householder 933 388 64 307 72 102 431 80 19 147 44 141
      Other 2,272 473 58 194 265 1,283 433 47 2 38 68 278
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,182 437 63 413 167 1,102 599 91 9 154 60 286
      Householder 720 272 31 281 56 79 356 66 9 125 32 125
      Related children (18) 1,178 73 4 75 79 947 195 15 0 22 23 135
      Other 284 91 28 57 32 76 48 10 0 7 5 26
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
816 150 29 289 61 287 309 44 4 121 32 108
      Householder 380 95 10 211 20 45 214 27 4 98 17 68
      Related children (18) 299 16 1 47 36 198 65 14 0 16 10 26
      Other 137 40 17 31 5 44 30 4 0 7 5 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 0 1 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,453 814 166 152 136 184 488 94 29 51 102 212
      Male 741 417 87 59 93 85 249 43 4 19 55 127
        Householder 487 325 64 8 61 29 161 30 4 12 41 74
      Female 713 397 80 93 43 99 240 51 25 32 47 85
        Householder 557 364 74 34 32 54 168 44 23 12 32 57

Poverty Footnotes

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