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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
4,066 1,407 623 692 411 935 616 105 23 159 91 237
16 to 17 years 397 11 5 8 9 364 21 0 0 0 0 21
18 to 64 years 3,030 1,223 171 673 395 567 584 102 21 158 89 214
    18 to 24 years 727 38 7 174 105 402 190 20 0 36 17 117
    25 to 34 years 604 158 7 232 102 104 188 32 0 79 29 48
    35 to 54 years 1,163 685 35 231 157 55 155 36 7 33 34 45
    55 to 64 years 536 341 121 35 32 7 50 13 14 10 10 4
65 years and over 640 173 447 10 6 4 11 4 2 1 2 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,622 575 209 128 256 454 192 26 11 15 44 95
16 to 17 years 201 7 3 4 9 179 11 0 0 0 0 11
18 to 64 years 1,243 533 69 122 247 273 181 26 11 15 44 84
    18 to 24 years 338 26 5 34 64 210 66 6 0 3 9 48
    25 to 34 years 215 82 2 49 50 32 44 4 0 7 13 20
    35 to 54 years 465 275 11 36 115 29 50 12 7 5 14 13
    55 to 64 years 226 151 52 4 18 1 20 3 5 1 8 2
65 years and over 178 35 137 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
2,444 831 414 564 154 481 424 79 12 144 47 142
16 to 17 years 196 4 2 5 0 185 10 0 0 0 0 10
18 to 64 years 1,787 689 102 552 149 295 403 76 9 143 45 130
    18 to 24 years 389 12 3 141 41 191 124 14 0 34 7 69
    25 to 34 years 389 77 5 184 52 72 144 28 0 72 16 28
    35 to 54 years 698 410 24 196 42 26 105 24 0 29 21 32
    55 to 64 years 311 190 69 32 14 6 31 10 9 8 1 2
65 years and over 462 138 310 7 5 1 11 4 2 1 2 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
3,427 1,234 176 682 404 931 605 102 21 158 89 235
In families (2) 2,318 634 94 527 289 774 421 69 15 129 55 154
      Householder 951 360 49 349 101 91 263 46 5 101 35 77
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
1,736 411 54 437 178 655 366 61 5 124 46 130
      Householder 773 266 29 319 81 79 250 42 5 99 29 75
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
775 148 15 300 85 227 245 34 0 98 31 81
      Householder 420 94 6 238 36 46 170 21 0 79 18 52
In married-couple families (11) 513 143 57 133 56 124 88 13 6 27 13 28
      Husbands (11) 144 65 21 13 30 15 29 5 5 8 10 1
      Wives (11) 207 41 33 111 14 7 27 5 1 15 2 4
      Related children (18) 150 30 2 8 12 97 22 2 0 4 0 17
      Other 12 7 0 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 2 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
317 72 26 97 38 84 68 11 3 25 12 17
      Husbands (11) 86 35 8 9 23 11 22 4 2 8 8 1
      Wives (11) 125 19 16 80 6 4 26 5 1 14 2 4
      Related children (18) 102 18 2 8 9 65 11 2 0 4 0 5
      Other 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 2 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
150 30 4 64 26 27 45 6 0 18 10 12
      Husbands (11) 37 15 0 1 16 5 14 2 0 6 6 0
      Wives (11) 74 5 4 59 6 0 18 3 0 10 2 4
      Related children (18) 39 10 0 3 5 21 6 0 0 2 0 5
      Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
214 83 7 19 33 72 29 5 7 5 8 4
      Householder 82 42 2 9 17 11 16 3 0 3 7 4
      Other 132 41 6 10 16 60 13 2 7 2 2 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
130 47 2 10 15 56 12 2 0 5 3 3
      Householder 60 30 2 6 12 10 11 2 0 3 3 3
      Related children (18) 41 5 0 0 2 34 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 30 12 0 4 0 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
35 7 2 2 6 19 8 0 0 3 3 2
      Householder 24 7 2 2 5 8 6 0 0 2 3 2
      Related children (18) 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,591 407 30 375 200 579 304 52 2 97 33 121
      Householder 697 270 21 273 62 70 222 37 2 88 23 73
      Other 894 137 9 102 138 509 83 15 0 8 11 49
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,290 292 27 329 126 515 286 48 2 94 32 111
      Householder 608 213 18 260 53 64 218 36 2 86 23 72
      Related children (18) 530 29 2 43 54 402 51 9 0 7 8 28
      Other 152 50 7 27 19 49 17 4 0 2 1 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
590 111 10 235 53 181 192 28 0 77 19 68
      Householder 340 79 5 198 19 38 154 19 0 71 13 51
      Related children (18) 179 7 1 28 29 114 25 7 0 5 5 9
      Other 71 24 4 9 5 30 13 2 0 2 1 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,091 600 81 140 114 157 184 33 6 29 34 82
      Male 568 311 42 54 83 77 88 16 0 4 18 50
        Householder 332 227 24 6 53 22 52 9 0 4 12 27
      Female 523 289 39 86 31 79 96 17 6 25 16 31
        Householder 370 256 34 26 20 34 54 16 4 9 6 20

Poverty Footnotes

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