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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
3,619 356 1,212 862 122 1,067 1,073 84 32 213 77 666
16 to 17 years 349 0 0 12 4 333 39 0 0 0 3 36
18 to 64 years 2,204 246 318 793 118 729 984 70 15 206 73 619
    18 to 24 years 531 17 6 36 20 452 316 8 0 17 7 284
    25 to 34 years 458 29 15 219 29 167 255 18 0 65 14 159
    35 to 54 years 757 102 51 446 52 105 322 31 2 105 39 145
    55 to 64 years 458 99 245 92 16 5 91 13 14 19 13 31
65 years and over 1,066 109 894 57 1 5 50 13 17 8 1 11

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,274 153 476 57 67 520 441 37 17 28 47 312
16 to 17 years 153 0 0 5 3 145 26 0 0 0 3 23
18 to 64 years 728 117 123 49 64 375 390 31 5 26 44 285
    18 to 24 years 265 11 2 5 10 237 169 6 0 5 4 153
    25 to 34 years 137 17 5 8 14 93 86 5 0 8 13 60
    35 to 54 years 165 43 19 28 34 43 98 10 0 9 19 59
    55 to 64 years 161 46 97 9 7 2 38 10 4 4 7 13
65 years and over 393 36 353 3 0 0 25 6 12 2 0 4

Female
 
      Total (17)
2,345 202 735 805 55 547 632 47 15 186 30 354
16 to 17 years 196 0 0 7 0 189 14 0 0 0 0 14
18 to 64 years 1,476 130 195 743 54 354 593 40 11 180 29 334
    18 to 24 years 266 6 4 31 11 215 147 2 0 11 3 131
    25 to 34 years 321 11 10 211 15 74 170 13 0 57 1 99
    35 to 54 years 591 59 32 418 19 62 224 20 1 96 20 86
    55 to 64 years 297 54 148 83 9 3 53 4 9 15 6 18
65 years and over 673 73 541 55 1 5 25 7 5 6 1 7

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
2,553 247 318 805 121 1,062 1,023 70 15 206 76 655
In families (2) 2,245 191 287 783 101 883 829 63 11 195 59 502
      Householder 563 67 106 261 37 93 260 25 1 75 24 134
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
1,268 68 70 553 60 516 464 33 2 151 22 255
      Householder 285 21 11 204 23 27 144 11 0 54 12 68
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
516 28 36 341 28 83 189 14 1 87 3 83
      Householder 159 7 4 129 10 8 70 3 0 31 3 33
In married-couple families (11) 1,833 137 234 722 80 660 667 51 10 176 44 386
      Husbands (11) 231 47 80 37 30 37 128 21 3 14 19 71
      Wives (11) 906 47 122 640 26 71 331 21 7 145 19 139
      Related children (18) 577 21 2 21 17 515 186 5 0 11 3 167
      Other 119 21 31 24 6 37 22 3 1 6 2 10
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,072 52 59 510 45 406 385 28 2 137 17 201
      Husbands (11) 85 16 11 24 18 16 68 8 0 6 13 42
      Wives (11) 526 17 18 459 15 18 202 14 1 119 4 64
      Related children (18) 378 6 1 9 8 354 101 3 0 7 0 91
      Other 83 13 30 18 4 18 14 3 1 5 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
466 24 29 317 25 71 166 12 1 80 2 70
      Husbands (11) 40 4 2 16 10 8 32 4 0 3 2 24
      Wives (11) 313 8 5 282 11 7 111 5 1 70 0 35
      Related children (18) 52 1 0 4 2 44 11 0 0 4 0 7
      Other 61 10 22 14 2 12 13 3 0 5 0 5
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
149 16 27 12 12 82 54 2 0 2 9 41
      Householder 36 3 7 0 3 22 25 1 0 2 6 16
      Other 113 13 19 12 9 60 29 1 0 0 3 24
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
51 5 5 6 10 26 16 1 0 0 4 11
      Householder 9 0 2 0 3 4 6 1 0 0 3 2
      Related children (18) 22 0 0 5 0 17 5 0 0 0 1 4
      Other 20 4 3 1 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 5
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
8 0 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
263 38 26 49 10 140 109 10 0 17 7 75
      Householder 82 13 8 26 6 30 36 3 0 7 4 23
      Other 181 25 18 23 4 110 73 7 0 10 3 52
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
145 11 6 37 6 85 63 4 0 14 2 43
      Householder 35 4 0 17 4 9 24 0 0 7 2 16
      Related children (18) 81 5 0 5 1 70 22 2 0 2 0 17
      Other 29 2 6 15 0 6 17 2 0 5 0 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
42 4 2 21 3 11 21 2 0 7 0 12
      Householder 16 2 0 10 2 2 12 0 0 5 0 6
      Related children (18) 11 2 0 2 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 14 0 2 9 0 3 6 2 0 2 0 3
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
305 56 31 21 19 179 194 7 5 11 17 153
      Male 141 24 15 3 11 89 93 1 2 2 14 75
        Householder 83 13 13 2 7 49 60 0 2 0 10 49
      Female 164 32 16 18 8 90 101 7 3 9 3 79
        Householder 101 27 16 2 6 50 60 3 3 5 2 47

Poverty Footnotes

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