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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
All races
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
17,131 4,866 3,959 3,446 1,217 3,643 3,227 409 86 819 470 1,442
16 to 17 years 1,268 40 7 40 24 1,157 125 0 0 5 0 120
18 to 64 years 12,365 4,225 1,175 3,317 1,177 2,470 3,048 393 69 806 467 1,313
    18 to 24 years 2,691 192 38 619 284 1,558 1,175 70 0 215 88 803
    25 to 34 years 2,465 469 70 1,172 289 465 882 98 8 335 152 289
    35 to 54 years 4,834 2,411 233 1,328 475 388 768 162 18 218 178 192
    55 to 64 years 2,374 1,153 835 198 129 59 222 64 43 38 49 29
65 years and over 3,498 601 2,777 89 16 16 53 16 18 8 3 9

Male
 
      Total (17)
6,593 2,081 1,411 416 790 1,895 1,217 151 33 100 301 632
16 to 17 years 635 16 3 13 20 583 63 0 0 0 0 63
18 to 64 years 4,932 1,914 552 396 763 1,307 1,136 147 23 99 300 566
    18 to 24 years 1,184 101 16 62 184 821 413 20 0 18 56 319
    25 to 34 years 762 209 37 124 161 230 307 24 0 52 94 137
    35 to 54 years 1,935 1,103 96 171 330 234 322 71 12 27 119 94
    55 to 64 years 1,051 500 404 39 87 21 93 33 11 3 30 16
65 years and over 1,026 151 856 8 7 5 19 4 10 1 1 3

Female
 
      Total (17)
10,537 2,785 2,549 3,029 427 1,748 2,010 258 54 719 169 810
16 to 17 years 633 24 4 27 4 575 62 0 0 5 0 57
18 to 64 years 7,433 2,311 624 2,921 414 1,163 1,912 246 46 706 167 747
    18 to 24 years 1,507 91 22 557 100 737 762 50 0 197 32 483
    25 to 34 years 1,703 260 34 1,047 128 234 575 74 8 283 57 152
    35 to 54 years 2,900 1,307 137 1,157 145 153 445 91 6 191 58 99
    55 to 64 years 1,323 653 431 160 42 38 129 30 32 35 19 13
65 years and over 2,472 450 1,921 81 9 11 35 12 7 7 2 6

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
13,633 4,265 1,183 3,357 1,201 3,627 3,173 393 69 811 467 1,433
In families (2) 8,574 2,076 718 2,635 726 2,418 1,720 226 33 573 279 608
      Householder 3,547 1,130 370 1,445 255 347 994 165 17 414 157 241
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
5,991 1,222 161 2,244 451 1,914 1,389 181 10 518 194 486
      Householder 2,570 758 77 1,298 195 241 869 141 7 387 127 207
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,905 454 68 1,523 221 639 843 100 2 381 114 247
      Householder 1,421 265 26 921 91 119 589 76 2 299 77 135
In married-couple families (11) 4,068 819 582 1,488 249 930 709 85 25 227 136 236
      Husbands (11) 1,028 397 277 119 108 126 257 49 14 33 89 71
      Wives (11) 1,996 304 287 1,265 59 80 285 23 11 184 32 36
      Related children (18) 887 86 5 61 63 671 147 10 0 10 9 119
      Other 158 32 12 42 17 53 20 3 0 0 6 10
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,651 410 102 1,232 177 729 527 59 8 189 88 183
      Husbands (11) 497 207 46 83 85 75 198 37 7 32 66 57
      Wives (11) 1,342 137 43 1,067 45 49 208 15 1 152 14 26
      Related children (18) 699 46 4 43 40 565 101 5 0 5 2 89
      Other 113 20 8 39 7 39 20 3 0 0 6 10
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,393 167 39 805 102 279 295 31 2 121 53 89
      Husbands (11) 219 79 16 46 43 35 117 15 2 26 36 38
      Wives (11) 820 52 15 699 30 24 134 13 0 92 11 18
      Related children (18) 267 24 0 27 25 191 30 0 0 3 2 26
      Other 86 12 7 33 4 29 15 3 0 0 4 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
768 274 43 93 107 250 133 15 7 22 48 41
      Householder 357 167 27 41 56 66 68 6 0 9 30 24
      Other 412 107 17 52 52 184 65 9 7 13 18 18
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
430 141 8 56 54 172 64 6 0 13 24 20
      Householder 206 104 6 24 36 37 45 5 0 9 21 10
      Related children (18) 143 13 0 9 10 111 12 0 0 2 2 8
      Other 81 23 2 23 8 24 7 1 0 2 2 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
138 33 6 34 22 42 33 1 0 11 14 7
      Householder 80 28 4 16 15 17 29 1 0 7 14 7
      Related children (18) 32 3 0 8 4 16 3 0 0 2 0 0
      Other 26 2 2 10 3 9 2 0 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,737 982 93 1,054 371 1,238 878 126 2 324 95 331
      Householder 1,785 623 49 822 110 182 631 102 2 295 67 165
      Other 1,952 359 44 232 261 1,056 248 24 0 29 28 166
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,910 671 52 955 220 1,012 798 116 2 315 82 284
      Householder 1,543 496 33 774 91 150 608 94 2 291 65 156
      Related children (18) 1,059 71 5 116 82 785 155 17 0 19 15 104
      Other 307 104 14 65 46 78 35 4 0 5 3 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,375 254 22 684 97 318 515 68 0 249 46 151
      Householder 877 174 9 576 40 79 422 54 0 227 37 103
      Related children (18) 336 22 3 72 39 200 70 11 0 17 9 33
      Other 162 59 10 36 18 39 23 2 0 5 1 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
118 15 1 70 5 27 42 2 0 21 2 16
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,941 2,174 463 651 470 1,182 1,412 165 35 217 186 809
      Male 2,404 1,039 230 149 326 660 628 79 2 48 134 364
        Householder 1,426 748 163 56 170 288 316 47 2 22 64 181
      Female 2,537 1,136 233 503 143 523 784 86 34 169 51 444
        Householder 1,442 878 189 108 70 196 402 63 25 66 22 225

Poverty Footnotes

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