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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
12,017 3,250 3,099 2,528 744 2,395 2,440 293 63 629 363 1,091
16 to 17 years 789 27 2 28 13 719 96 0 0 5 0 90
18 to 64 years 8,551 2,837 896 2,433 721 1,664 2,301 280 48 617 362 994
    18 to 24 years 1,792 141 28 424 163 1,037 925 45 0 172 71 636
    25 to 34 years 1,701 290 55 883 177 297 647 64 8 244 120 211
    35 to 54 years 3,364 1,631 178 981 296 278 567 125 11 175 133 123
    55 to 64 years 1,694 774 635 146 86 52 163 47 29 26 38 24
65 years and over 2,676 386 2,202 67 9 13 43 12 15 7 1 7

Male
 
      Total (17)
4,556 1,404 1,106 264 492 1,290 959 125 21 79 245 488
16 to 17 years 398 9 0 9 9 370 45 0 0 0 0 44
18 to 64 years 3,376 1,297 435 250 477 917 895 121 11 79 244 441
    18 to 24 years 774 67 11 25 109 562 327 12 0 15 48 252
    25 to 34 years 477 111 31 75 103 157 243 19 0 41 80 103
    35 to 54 years 1,363 788 76 119 202 178 257 62 5 22 96 72
    55 to 64 years 763 331 318 31 62 21 68 28 6 0 20 14
65 years and over 782 98 671 4 5 3 18 4 10 1 1 3

Female
 
      Total (17)
7,461 1,847 1,993 2,265 252 1,105 1,481 168 42 550 118 603
16 to 17 years 391 18 2 19 4 349 51 0 0 5 0 45
18 to 64 years 5,175 1,540 460 2,184 245 747 1,406 159 37 539 118 553
    18 to 24 years 1,018 74 17 399 54 475 598 33 0 157 24 384
    25 to 34 years 1,225 179 25 807 74 140 404 45 8 203 40 108
    35 to 54 years 2,001 843 102 862 94 100 309 63 6 153 37 51
    55 to 64 years 931 443 316 115 24 32 95 18 23 26 17 10
65 years and over 1,895 289 1,531 63 4 10 24 9 5 6 0 4

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
9,340 2,864 898 2,461 735 2,382 2,397 280 48 623 362 1,084
In families (2) 5,673 1,351 540 1,925 399 1,457 1,202 149 19 418 212 404
      Householder 2,401 733 285 1,021 141 221 680 114 12 299 114 140
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,887 765 87 1,651 246 1,139 962 114 5 379 141 323
      Householder 1,682 475 44 913 103 147 579 95 2 277 91 113
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,945 286 37 1,119 122 382 571 61 2 273 83 152
      Householder 934 167 15 639 49 65 394 50 2 212 59 72
In married-couple families (11) 3,134 631 453 1,203 166 681 557 67 19 184 116 172
      Husbands (11) 781 307 229 92 65 87 199 39 9 24 73 53
      Wives (11) 1,585 250 215 1,022 39 59 236 16 9 158 29 24
      Related children (18) 634 48 3 49 44 490 110 8 0 2 9 92
      Other 134 26 6 40 17 45 12 3 0 0 6 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,064 315 61 1,006 120 562 421 45 5 156 71 144
      Husbands (11) 358 156 34 63 50 54 151 30 5 24 52 40
      Wives (11) 1,087 112 23 875 34 42 172 9 0 131 12 20
      Related children (18) 522 27 2 31 28 433 86 3 0 1 2 80
      Other 98 20 2 37 7 32 12 3 0 0 6 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,089 127 25 660 61 217 234 23 2 99 42 68
      Husbands (11) 150 57 14 36 18 26 89 11 2 20 28 29
      Wives (11) 667 43 9 571 22 22 111 9 0 78 9 14
      Related children (18) 199 14 0 22 17 146 24 0 0 1 2 21
      Other 73 12 1 31 4 24 10 3 0 0 4 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
515 181 28 72 68 166 95 10 0 15 33 37
      Householder 255 118 21 32 34 50 49 3 0 5 20 21
      Other 259 63 7 40 34 116 46 6 0 10 13 16
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
278 85 2 46 34 112 47 5 0 7 19 17
      Householder 137 68 2 20 20 27 33 3 0 5 17 9
      Related children (18) 100 11 0 7 7 75 11 0 0 2 2 6
      Other 41 6 0 19 6 9 4 1 0 1 0 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
96 25 1 30 15 25 26 1 0 6 13 7
      Householder 54 21 1 14 9 9 23 1 0 3 13 7
      Related children (18) 24 3 0 6 4 11 3 0 0 2 0 0
      Other 19 2 0 10 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,025 539 59 650 166 610 550 72 0 220 63 195
      Householder 1,043 339 26 527 47 104 394 66 0 201 45 82
      Other 982 200 34 123 119 506 157 7 0 19 18 113
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,545 364 23 599 92 466 493 65 0 215 51 162
      Householder 905 277 14 495 38 80 376 58 0 200 43 76
      Related children (18) 496 38 1 69 28 359 101 7 0 12 7 75
      Other 144 49 7 35 27 26 16 0 0 3 2 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
760 134 12 428 46 140 311 37 0 168 28 77
      Householder 518 92 4 362 22 38 257 32 0 153 25 47
      Related children (18) 159 11 1 43 11 92 46 5 0 12 4 25
      Other 82 31 6 23 13 9 8 0 0 3 0 5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
98 15 0 56 2 25 38 2 0 19 2 14
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,570 1,499 357 480 334 900 1,157 129 29 185 148 666
      Male 1,709 693 173 87 228 529 524 67 1 42 116 297
        Householder 1,015 501 126 45 109 234 256 38 1 18 52 146
      Female 1,860 806 184 393 106 371 633 62 28 143 33 369
        Householder 988 591 145 80 46 126 316 43 21 57 14 181

Poverty Footnotes

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