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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 alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
3,452 337 1,189 836 114 976 968 79 31 200 70 588
16 to 17 years 314 0 0 12 3 299 31 0 0 0 3 28
18 to 64 years 2,088 229 309 768 110 671 887 66 14 193 67 549
    18 to 24 years 475 14 6 30 19 406 263 8 0 12 4 239
    25 to 34 years 435 27 15 209 28 157 238 16 0 59 12 150
    35 to 54 years 735 97 50 438 48 103 298 29 0 103 38 128
    55 to 64 years 442 91 239 91 16 5 89 13 13 19 13 31
65 years and over 1,050 108 880 56 1 5 50 13 17 8 1 11

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,195 139 465 55 61 475 384 34 17 25 41 267
16 to 17 years 138 0 0 5 3 130 22 0 0 0 3 20
18 to 64 years 670 102 117 47 58 345 337 28 5 24 39 243
    18 to 24 years 234 8 2 3 8 212 134 5 0 3 1 124
    25 to 34 years 129 15 5 7 13 89 83 4 0 8 12 59
    35 to 54 years 156 38 18 27 30 42 82 9 0 9 18 46
    55 to 64 years 151 41 92 9 7 2 38 10 4 4 7 13
65 years and over 388 36 348 3 0 0 25 6 12 2 0 4

Female
 
      Total (17)
2,257 198 724 781 54 500 583 45 14 175 29 321
16 to 17 years 176 0 0 7 0 169 8 0 0 0 0 8
18 to 64 years 1,418 126 192 721 53 326 550 38 9 169 28 306
    18 to 24 years 241 6 4 26 11 194 129 2 0 9 3 115
    25 to 34 years 306 11 10 202 15 69 155 12 0 51 0 91
    35 to 54 years 579 59 32 411 18 60 215 20 0 94 20 82
    55 to 64 years 291 50 146 82 9 3 52 4 9 15 6 18
65 years and over 662 72 532 53 1 5 25 7 5 6 1 7

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
2,402 229 309 780 114 970 918 66 14 193 69 577
In families (2) 2,122 177 279 760 95 811 741 58 11 182 57 433
      Householder 543 63 101 251 37 92 237 24 1 68 22 122
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
1,187 64 68 534 56 463 405 29 2 138 21 215
      Householder 273 19 10 195 22 26 127 10 0 46 11 60
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
488 28 35 328 25 73 165 13 1 80 2 70
      Householder 154 7 4 125 9 8 59 3 0 26 2 29
In married-couple families (11) 1,740 129 227 703 77 604 604 48 10 166 43 337
      Husbands (11) 220 44 75 35 28 37 119 20 3 14 19 64
      Wives (11) 889 47 120 625 26 71 311 20 7 136 19 130
      Related children (18) 520 17 2 20 16 465 156 5 0 11 3 137
      Other 112 21 31 23 6 31 18 3 1 6 2 6
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,010 50 59 495 42 364 342 26 2 127 17 171
      Husbands (11) 79 14 11 22 16 16 60 6 0 6 13 35
      Wives (11) 515 17 18 448 15 18 184 13 1 109 4 58
      Related children (18) 336 6 0 8 7 315 84 3 0 7 0 74
      Other 79 13 30 17 4 16 14 3 1 5 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
444 24 28 306 23 62 147 11 1 73 2 59
      Husbands (11) 36 4 1 14 8 8 26 4 0 2 2 18
      Wives (11) 306 8 5 275 11 7 98 4 1 63 0 30
      Related children (18) 42 1 0 3 2 35 10 0 0 3 0 6
      Other 60 10 22 14 2 12 13 3 0 5 0 5
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
137 15 26 11 10 75 43 1 0 2 6 33
      Householder 35 3 7 0 3 22 18 0 0 2 3 12
      Other 102 12 18 11 7 53 25 1 0 0 3 21
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
45 4 4 5 10 22 12 0 0 0 3 10
      Householder 9 0 2 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 2 2
      Related children (18) 18 0 0 5 0 13 4 0 0 0 1 3
      Other 18 4 2 0 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 5
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
245 34 25 46 8 132 94 10 0 14 7 64
      Householder 79 12 7 25 6 29 32 3 0 6 4 20
      Other 166 22 18 21 2 103 62 7 0 8 3 44
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
132 10 6 34 4 78 51 4 0 11 2 34
      Householder 33 4 0 16 4 9 21 0 0 6 2 14
      Related children (18) 73 4 0 5 0 63 12 2 0 0 0 10
      Other 26 2 6 13 0 6 17 2 0 5 0 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
37 4 2 20 2 10 17 2 0 6 0 9
      Householder 16 2 0 10 2 2 9 0 0 5 0 4
      Related children (18) 8 2 0 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 13 0 2 8 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)
278 51 30 20 18 159 177 7 3 11 13 143
      Male 128 21 15 3 10 79 80 0 2 2 10 66
        Householder 76 11 13 2 7 43 52 0 2 0 6 45
      Female 150 30 16 17 8 80 97 7 2 9 2 77
        Householder 94 25 16 2 6 46 58 3 2 5 1 47

Poverty Footnotes

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