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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
White alone
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
11,724 3,160 3,070 2,457 723 2,314 2,390 282 63 620 355 1,070
16 to 17 years 756 26 2 28 12 689 93 0 0 5 0 88
18 to 64 years 8,325 2,757 888 2,364 702 1,613 2,255 269 48 608 354 975
    18 to 24 years 1,740 137 28 409 158 1,009 906 45 0 169 70 621
    25 to 34 years 1,646 283 54 858 171 281 636 60 8 242 115 211
    35 to 54 years 3,283 1,589 178 955 290 271 555 119 11 172 131 121
    55 to 64 years 1,657 749 629 142 84 52 158 45 29 25 38 22
65 years and over 2,643 377 2,180 65 9 12 42 12 15 6 1 7

Male
 
      Total (17)
4,446 1,365 1,093 252 483 1,253 939 119 21 79 240 480
16 to 17 years 384 8 0 9 8 359 44 0 0 0 0 44
18 to 64 years 3,291 1,261 430 238 470 892 877 115 11 79 239 434
    18 to 24 years 753 65 11 23 106 549 320 11 0 15 47 247
    25 to 34 years 461 107 29 73 103 149 238 18 0 41 76 103
    35 to 54 years 1,331 772 76 111 199 174 253 57 5 22 96 72
    55 to 64 years 746 318 314 31 62 21 65 28 6 0 20 12
65 years and over 771 96 664 4 5 2 18 4 10 0 1 3

Female
 
      Total (17)
7,278 1,796 1,977 2,206 239 1,060 1,452 163 42 541 115 590
16 to 17 years 372 18 2 19 4 330 49 0 0 5 0 44
18 to 64 years 5,034 1,497 459 2,126 232 721 1,378 155 37 530 115 541
    18 to 24 years 987 72 17 386 52 460 585 33 0 154 24 374
    25 to 34 years 1,185 176 25 785 68 132 398 42 8 200 40 108
    35 to 54 years 1,952 817 102 844 91 97 302 62 6 150 35 49
    55 to 64 years 911 431 315 111 22 32 93 17 23 25 17 10
65 years and over 1,871 281 1,516 61 4 10 24 9 5 6 0 4

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
9,081 2,783 890 2,392 714 2,302 2,348 269 48 614 354 1,063
In families (2) 5,503 1,308 534 1,868 385 1,408 1,172 144 19 414 206 389
      Householder 2,325 707 281 990 133 215 666 110 12 296 110 138
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,750 733 86 1,603 232 1,096 938 111 5 375 135 312
      Householder 1,620 456 44 881 95 144 567 92 2 274 87 112
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,873 270 37 1,090 114 362 550 59 2 270 78 142
      Householder 901 156 15 623 44 63 383 48 2 209 55 71
In married-couple families (11) 3,062 614 447 1,175 162 662 549 65 19 181 114 170
      Husbands (11) 761 297 224 89 65 87 197 38 9 24 73 53
      Wives (11) 1,552 244 215 1,000 37 57 234 16 9 155 29 24
      Related children (18) 618 47 3 47 43 477 107 8 0 2 9 89
      Other 130 26 6 39 17 42 11 3 0 0 4 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,014 305 61 986 116 546 416 44 5 155 69 143
      Husbands (11) 351 151 34 61 50 54 149 29 5 24 52 40
      Wives (11) 1,060 108 23 857 32 40 171 9 0 129 12 20
      Related children (18) 508 26 2 31 27 422 85 3 0 1 2 79
      Other 94 20 2 36 7 30 11 3 0 0 4 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,065 123 25 646 58 213 229 21 2 98 40 68
      Husbands (11) 147 55 14 35 18 26 87 9 2 20 28 29
      Wives (11) 651 42 9 559 19 21 109 9 0 77 9 14
      Related children (18) 195 14 0 22 17 142 24 0 0 1 2 21
      Other 72 12 1 30 4 24 9 3 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
498 178 28 68 65 160 91 9 0 15 31 35
      Householder 248 117 21 28 31 50 45 3 0 5 18 19
      Other 251 61 7 40 34 110 45 6 0 10 13 16
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
262 82 2 41 31 106 44 5 0 7 17 15
      Householder 129 68 2 15 17 27 30 3 0 5 15 7
      Related children (18) 92 8 0 7 7 69 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)
93 25 1 29 15 23 23 1 0 6 11 6
      Householder 52 21 1 12 9 9 20 1 0 3 11 5
      Related children (18) 22 3 0 6 4 9 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
1,943 516 59 624 158 586 532 70 0 218 61 184
      Householder 1,000 324 25 510 43 98 386 63 0 199 43 81
      Other 943 192 34 115 115 488 146 7 0 19 18 103
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,474 346 23 576 85 444 479 63 0 213 49 154
      Householder 867 264 14 477 34 78 370 56 0 197 41 76
      Related children (18) 471 36 1 67 24 341 93 7 0 12 7 67
      Other 136 45 7 31 27 26 16 0 0 3 2 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
716 122 12 415 40 126 298 37 0 166 26 69
      Householder 495 84 4 352 18 37 253 32 0 150 22 47
      Related children (18) 143 11 1 42 9 80 38 5 0 12 4 17
      Other 77 27 6 22 13 9 8 0 0 3 0 5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
96 15 0 54 2 25 38 2 0 19 2 14
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,482 1,460 356 470 327 869 1,139 123 29 181 146 660
      Male 1,667 674 173 85 224 511 514 63 1 42 114 293
        Householder 985 483 126 45 106 224 252 38 1 18 51 144
      Female 1,816 787 184 385 102 358 625 60 28 139 32 367
        Householder 964 576 144 78 43 123 310 41 21 56 13 179

Poverty Footnotes

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