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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 alone
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
3,937 1,378 606 655 397 902 591 99 23 154 86 230
16 to 17 years 383 11 5 8 9 350 21 0 0 0 0 21
18 to 64 years 2,931 1,195 168 637 382 549 560 95 21 153 84 207
    18 to 24 years 699 36 7 165 101 389 180 20 0 34 15 110
    25 to 34 years 577 156 6 216 98 101 181 30 0 76 27 48
    35 to 54 years 1,134 674 35 221 153 52 149 32 7 33 32 45
    55 to 64 years 520 330 120 34 29 7 50 13 14 10 10 4
65 years and over 623 171 433 10 6 3 11 4 2 1 2 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,572 565 202 119 251 435 182 22 11 15 41 92
16 to 17 years 196 7 3 4 9 174 11 0 0 0 0 11
18 to 64 years 1,204 523 67 112 241 260 171 22 11 15 41 81
    18 to 24 years 326 23 5 34 62 202 62 6 0 3 8 45
    25 to 34 years 205 80 0 44 50 31 43 4 0 7 11 20
    35 to 54 years 451 271 11 31 113 26 46 8 7 5 14 13
    55 to 64 years 222 149 52 4 17 1 20 3 5 1 8 2
65 years and over 172 35 132 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
2,365 813 403 536 146 467 410 77 12 139 45 138
16 to 17 years 188 4 2 5 0 176 10 0 0 0 0 10
18 to 64 years 1,727 672 101 525 140 289 389 73 9 138 43 126
    18 to 24 years 373 12 3 132 39 187 118 14 0 31 7 65
    25 to 34 years 372 75 5 172 48 71 138 25 0 69 16 28
    35 to 54 years 683 403 24 190 40 26 103 24 0 29 19 32
    55 to 64 years 298 181 68 31 12 6 31 10 9 8 1 2
65 years and over 451 136 301 7 5 1 11 4 2 1 2 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
3,314 1,206 173 645 390 899 581 95 21 153 84 228
In families (2) 2,243 619 91 502 280 752 406 67 15 126 50 148
      Householder 919 353 46 335 95 89 253 43 5 99 32 75
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
1,677 401 54 416 169 637 352 59 5 122 41 125
      Householder 748 261 29 304 75 79 241 40 5 96 26 74
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
744 146 15 288 78 217 232 34 0 96 26 76
      Householder 406 92 6 229 32 46 163 21 0 77 15 51
In married-couple families (11) 487 136 54 124 52 122 83 13 6 24 12 28
      Husbands (11) 138 62 19 13 28 15 29 5 5 8 10 1
      Wives (11) 190 38 32 102 12 6 25 5 1 13 2 4
      Related children (18) 149 29 2 8 12 97 22 2 0 4 0 17
      Other 11 7 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 1 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
300 68 26 90 35 82 64 11 3 23 10 17
      Husbands (11) 83 34 8 9 22 11 22 4 2 8 8 1
      Wives (11) 113 17 16 72 4 3 23 5 1 11 2 4
      Related children (18) 102 18 2 8 9 65 11 2 0 4 0 5
      Other 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 1 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
142 30 4 57 25 27 40 6 0 15 8 12
      Husbands (11) 37 15 0 1 16 5 14 2 0 6 6 0
      Wives (11) 66 5 4 52 4 0 16 3 0 7 2 4
      Related children (18) 39 10 0 3 5 21 6 0 0 2 0 5
      Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
203 81 7 17 33 65 27 5 7 5 7 3
      Householder 79 42 2 7 17 11 14 3 0 3 6 3
      Other 124 39 6 10 16 54 13 2 7 2 2 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
121 45 2 8 15 52 10 2 0 5 2 1
      Householder 57 30 2 3 12 10 8 2 0 3 2 1
      Related children (18) 34 3 0 0 2 30 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)
34 7 2 2 6 17 5 0 0 3 2 0
      Householder 24 7 2 2 5 8 4 0 0 2 2 0
      Related children (18) 5 0 0 0 0 5 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
1,553 402 30 361 194 565 296 49 2 97 31 117
      Householder 678 265 21 264 59 68 217 34 2 88 20 73
      Other 875 137 9 97 136 496 79 15 0 8 11 45
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,256 287 27 318 120 503 279 47 2 94 30 107
      Householder 590 208 18 251 49 64 214 34 2 86 20 72
      Related children (18) 516 29 2 43 52 390 47 9 0 7 8 24
      Other 149 50 7 24 19 49 17 4 0 2 1 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
569 109 10 229 47 173 186 28 0 77 17 64
      Householder 329 78 5 193 16 38 152 19 0 71 11 51
      Related children (18) 169 7 1 28 27 105 21 7 0 5 5 5
      Other 71 24 4 9 5 30 13 2 0 2 1 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
16 0 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,055 588 81 130 109 148 175 28 6 27 34 80
      Male 550 308 42 50 80 71 82 11 0 4 18 49
        Householder 323 223 24 6 50 20 51 9 0 4 12 27
      Female 505 280 39 80 29 77 93 17 6 23 16 31
        Householder 360 248 34 26 18 34 54 16 4 9 6 20

Poverty Footnotes

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