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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
Asian alone
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
791 112 206 169 44 260 128 10 0 21 12 85
16 to 17 years 56 0 0 3 2 51 6 0 0 0 0 6
18 to 64 years 582 79 94 157 43 209 122 10 0 21 12 79
    18 to 24 years 126 5 2 10 9 99 48 4 0 6 1 37
    25 to 34 years 123 9 4 36 10 64 29 0 0 9 2 18
    35 to 54 years 218 39 16 101 16 46 38 4 0 4 7 23
    55 to 64 years 115 26 71 10 7 0 7 2 0 2 2 1
65 years and over 154 33 113 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Male
 
      Total (17)
305 54 83 16 21 131 53 4 0 4 9 36
16 to 17 years 25 0 0 0 2 23 4 0 0 0 0 4
18 to 64 years 223 40 40 16 19 108 49 4 0 4 9 32
    18 to 24 years 50 3 0 0 3 43 17 2 0 0 0 15
    25 to 34 years 59 6 2 2 7 41 12 0 0 2 2 8
    35 to 54 years 69 17 9 12 8 23 14 0 0 0 6 8
    55 to 64 years 46 13 29 1 2 0 6 2 0 2 2 0
65 years and over 57 14 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
486 58 124 152 23 129 75 7 0 17 3 49
16 to 17 years 31 0 0 3 0 28 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 358 39 54 141 23 101 74 7 0 17 3 47
    18 to 24 years 76 2 2 10 6 56 31 2 0 6 1 21
    25 to 34 years 65 3 2 34 3 23 17 0 0 7 0 10
    35 to 54 years 149 22 7 89 9 23 24 4 0 4 2 15
    55 to 64 years 69 12 42 9 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
65 years and over 97 19 70 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
638 79 94 161 44 260 128 10 0 21 12 85
In families (2) 432 42 77 140 27 146 78 7 0 16 11 44
      Householder 144 16 34 51 12 32 37 4 0 6 7 19
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
248 14 14 113 21 86 43 5 0 6 5 28
      Householder 73 5 2 45 10 11 25 3 0 3 5 15
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
126 7 13 67 14 25 18 3 0 3 2 10
      Householder 42 1 2 25 7 6 13 3 0 2 2 7
In married-couple families (11) 339 33 67 120 21 99 55 5 0 12 7 31
      Husbands (11) 83 18 25 11 9 20 24 4 0 2 5 13
      Wives (11) 172 11 36 106 5 13 17 1 0 6 2 7
      Related children (18) 73 4 0 1 6 61 14 0 0 4 0 10
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
191 12 10 95 15 59 30 3 0 3 5 19
      Husbands (11) 34 8 2 8 8 8 20 2 0 0 5 13
      Wives (11) 100 4 2 86 5 2 6 1 0 3 0 2
      Related children (18) 47 0 0 0 2 45 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
107 7 8 56 12 24 12 3 0 2 2 6
      Husbands (11) 20 4 0 4 8 5 10 2 0 0 2 6
      Wives (11) 60 4 2 50 3 1 2 1 0 2 0 0
      Related children (18) 16 0 0 0 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
25 2 8 2 3 10 6 0 0 0 4 2
      Householder 10 0 4 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 2 0
      Other 15 2 4 2 2 5 4 0 0 0 2 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
14 2 4 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Householder 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 8 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
68 7 2 19 3 37 17 2 0 5 0 10
      Householder 25 2 2 11 3 8 10 0 0 3 0 7
      Other 42 5 0 7 0 29 7 2 0 2 0 3
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
43 0 0 16 3 24 12 2 0 3 0 7
      Householder 17 0 0 10 3 4 8 0 0 3 0 5
      Related children (18) 20 0 0 3 0 17 4 2 0 0 0 2
      Other 6 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
12 0 0 9 2 1 6 0 0 2 0 4
      Householder 10 0 0 7 2 1 4 0 0 2 0 2
      Related children (18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
204 37 17 20 16 114 50 3 0 4 1 41
      Male 88 15 11 3 8 50 14 0 0 2 0 12
        Householder 51 7 9 2 5 28 8 0 0 0 0 7
      Female 116 22 6 17 8 64 36 3 0 2 1 30
        Householder 63 17 6 2 6 33 21 3 0 0 1 17

Poverty Footnotes

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