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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 alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
10,561 2,976 2,720 1,322 737 2,806 2,445 383 210 423 355 1,075
16 to 17 years 1,277 38 5 21 16 1,198 127 0 0 1 2 124
18 to 64 years 6,648 2,445 646 1,249 710 1,598 2,156 361 116 415 338 926
    18 to 24 years 1,781 116 17 260 186 1,202 635 30 0 65 43 498
    25 to 34 years 1,114 294 10 363 205 242 561 90 2 176 104 189
    35 to 54 years 2,309 1,276 142 502 263 126 677 162 27 140 157 192
    55 to 64 years 1,444 758 477 124 56 29 282 78 87 34 35 47
65 years and over 2,637 494 2,069 53 11 11 162 22 94 6 14 25

Male
 
      Total (17)
4,568 1,382 1,094 217 484 1,391 1,015 146 89 74 207 499
16 to 17 years 641 19 3 8 10 601 69 0 0 0 2 67
18 to 64 years 2,948 1,202 293 201 470 782 871 135 41 74 197 424
    18 to 24 years 859 64 11 64 114 607 285 8 0 7 28 242
    25 to 34 years 485 175 3 63 133 111 222 30 0 27 77 88
    35 to 54 years 973 601 72 56 189 55 272 70 17 36 75 76
    55 to 64 years 631 362 207 18 34 9 92 27 25 5 17 18
65 years and over 979 162 799 7 4 8 75 11 48 0 9 8

Female
 
      Total (17)
5,994 1,594 1,625 1,106 253 1,416 1,430 237 121 348 147 576
16 to 17 years 636 18 2 12 7 597 59 0 0 1 0 57
18 to 64 years 3,700 1,244 353 1,047 240 816 1,285 226 75 341 142 502
    18 to 24 years 922 52 7 196 72 595 351 22 0 58 15 255
    25 to 34 years 629 119 7 300 72 131 339 60 2 149 26 101
    35 to 54 years 1,336 676 70 446 74 70 405 92 10 104 82 116
    55 to 64 years 813 396 270 106 22 19 191 51 63 29 18 29
65 years and over 1,658 332 1,270 46 7 3 86 11 46 6 6 17

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
7,925 2,483 651 1,269 726 2,796 2,283 361 116 416 340 1,050
In families (2) 6,505 1,690 488 1,113 595 2,619 1,823 277 87 369 241 848
      Householder 1,805 720 243 515 150 177 734 145 52 212 99 226
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,956 752 122 814 280 1,987 1,134 164 23 295 126 526
      Householder 1,105 403 56 425 94 126 527 101 19 173 65 168
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,415 247 48 518 110 492 556 69 6 213 66 203
      Householder 552 143 17 293 35 65 302 38 6 128 31 98
In married-couple families (11) 2,793 630 343 566 196 1,058 855 142 54 178 95 387
      Husbands (11) 566 257 152 33 80 44 211 61 22 28 35 65
      Wives (11) 946 204 171 488 32 52 340 64 30 131 36 79
      Related children (18) 1,159 126 8 30 68 926 258 16 0 13 19 210
      Other 122 43 11 15 16 36 46 0 2 6 5 33
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,538 237 55 392 92 762 497 71 14 138 47 227
      Husbands (11) 223 113 18 26 43 22 108 30 6 18 25 29
      Wives (11) 473 68 26 332 12 34 211 37 8 105 15 46
      Related children (18) 786 48 4 24 28 683 151 4 0 13 5 129
      Other 56 8 7 10 9 22 27 0 0 1 3 23
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
540 77 18 223 44 178 225 24 2 90 25 84
      Husbands (11) 80 35 8 14 17 6 61 11 2 13 14 21
      Wives (11) 250 27 7 192 6 18 121 10 0 71 9 31
      Related children (18) 191 13 0 11 17 150 34 2 0 6 2 23
      Other 18 2 3 6 3 4 9 0 0 0 1 8
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
581 208 23 62 73 215 144 18 11 10 39 65
      Householder 180 95 13 13 32 27 65 12 4 6 22 22
      Other 401 112 10 49 41 188 79 6 8 4 18 43
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
293 85 4 21 27 154 65 6 0 6 22 31
      Householder 94 49 4 3 16 21 35 6 0 3 15 11
      Related children (18) 121 6 0 9 5 101 19 0 0 0 3 16
      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)
85 23 2 12 11 37 33 0 0 3 11 19
      Householder 33 16 2 2 5 8 16 0 0 2 8 6
      Related children (18) 22 0 0 8 0 15 9 0 0 0 0 9
      Other 30 7 0 2 6 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,132 853 122 485 326 1,346 824 118 22 182 106 396
      Householder 913 384 64 297 68 100 415 72 19 146 40 138
      Other 2,219 469 58 188 258 1,246 409 45 2 36 66 259
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,126 430 63 401 162 1,070 572 87 9 150 58 268
      Householder 702 267 31 271 53 79 345 62 9 123 30 121
      Related children (18) 1,142 71 4 75 77 915 182 15 0 20 23 124
      Other 282 91 28 55 32 76 45 10 0 7 5 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
791 147 29 283 55 276 298 44 4 119 30 101
      Householder 369 93 10 205 16 45 209 27 4 97 15 66
      Related children (18) 284 14 1 47 35 188 59 14 0 16 10 21
      Other 137 40 17 31 5 44 29 4 0 7 5 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,402 793 162 143 129 175 460 84 29 47 99 201
      Male 719 409 87 55 90 78 230 36 4 19 52 118
        Householder 473 317 64 8 58 27 150 30 4 12 38 67
      Female 684 384 76 88 39 97 230 47 25 28 47 84
        Householder 535 351 70 34 28 54 164 42 23 12 32 56

Poverty Footnotes

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