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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
Hispanic (any race)
Below 100% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
3,581 672 519 1,304 271 814 630 71 6 186 137 230
16 to 17 years 381 9 4 18 3 346 29 0 0 3 0 26
18 to 64 years 2,699 578 141 1,254 262 464 594 71 5 181 136 201
    18 to 24 years 634 36 7 204 68 319 170 8 0 40 17 105
    25 to 34 years 736 64 13 512 76 72 213 21 0 89 55 49
    35 to 54 years 1,025 335 33 487 99 71 187 37 2 49 56 43
    55 to 64 years 304 144 87 50 19 3 24 5 3 4 8 4
65 years and over 501 85 375 32 6 3 7 0 1 2 1 3

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,223 282 204 115 177 445 268 21 2 29 100 117
16 to 17 years 187 4 0 5 2 175 12 0 0 0 0 12
18 to 64 years 865 258 63 108 171 266 252 21 0 28 99 104
    18 to 24 years 256 23 5 11 46 171 59 0 0 3 11 45
    25 to 34 years 161 25 9 48 39 41 92 2 0 18 42 29
    35 to 54 years 322 147 13 43 66 53 92 17 0 7 41 27
    55 to 64 years 125 62 36 6 19 2 9 1 0 0 5 3
65 years and over 171 21 141 2 4 3 3 0 1 1 1 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
2,358 390 316 1,189 94 369 362 50 5 157 37 113
16 to 17 years 194 5 4 13 1 171 16 0 0 3 0 13
18 to 64 years 1,833 320 78 1,146 91 198 341 50 5 152 37 97
    18 to 24 years 378 13 2 193 22 148 111 8 0 37 6 60
    25 to 34 years 574 38 5 464 36 31 120 19 0 70 13 19
    35 to 54 years 702 188 20 444 33 18 95 20 2 42 15 17
    55 to 64 years 178 81 51 44 0 1 15 4 3 4 3 1
65 years and over 330 65 234 30 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
3,080 587 145 1,272 265 811 622 71 5 184 136 227
In families (2) 2,410 359 98 1,099 189 665 425 52 3 149 92 129
      Householder 926 193 43 558 68 64 242 44 0 105 57 36
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
1,978 238 39 995 136 570 366 44 0 144 67 110
      Householder 775 144 11 518 55 47 216 36 0 104 46 31
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,099 81 16 703 75 224 222 22 0 106 39 55
      Householder 485 53 2 380 28 22 146 18 0 83 26 19
In married-couple families (11) 1,377 161 68 732 102 314 214 17 3 75 60 58
      Husbands (11) 199 72 31 50 32 13 86 10 0 13 41 21
      Wives (11) 749 58 27 620 29 15 86 6 3 59 12 7
      Related children (18) 332 18 3 26 26 259 36 1 0 2 2 31
      Other 96 12 6 36 15 27 6 0 0 0 6 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,144 100 22 658 77 288 181 14 0 71 44 52
      Husbands (11) 132 50 8 37 25 12 74 10 0 13 31 18
      Wives (11) 648 32 10 569 26 11 69 2 0 56 6 5
      Related children (18) 289 9 2 19 19 240 33 1 0 1 2 29
      Other 76 9 1 33 7 25 6 0 0 0 6 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
686 37 7 460 49 133 109 5 0 46 30 29
      Husbands (11) 59 20 3 20 10 5 49 3 0 11 20 14
      Wives (11) 433 6 3 401 19 4 43 2 0 33 4 3
      Related children (18) 138 6 0 13 15 103 14 0 0 1 2 11
      Other 57 4 1 27 4 20 4 0 0 0 4 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
148 25 6 33 14 71 24 1 0 3 12 7
      Householder 64 16 5 12 7 25 9 0 0 3 2 4
      Other 84 9 1 21 7 46 15 1 0 1 9 4
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
99 21 0 22 5 51 15 1 0 3 6 5
      Householder 41 14 0 8 5 13 8 0 0 3 2 2
      Related children (18) 35 4 0 4 0 26 4 0 0 0 2 2
      Other 23 3 0 9 0 11 3 1 0 1 2 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
29 4 0 15 1 9 4 0 0 2 0 2
      Householder 14 4 0 5 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 2
      Related children (18) 7 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 9 0 0 6 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
885 173 24 334 74 280 187 33 0 71 20 63
      Householder 460 118 11 274 26 30 131 30 0 65 17 19
      Other 425 55 13 60 47 250 57 3 0 6 3 44
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
735 117 17 315 54 231 170 29 0 70 17 54
      Householder 410 93 8 260 24 26 124 25 0 64 17 18
      Related children (18) 256 11 0 37 14 193 35 3 0 3 1 28
      Other 69 14 8 18 16 12 11 0 0 3 0 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
384 39 9 227 26 82 108 17 0 58 9 24
      Householder 261 35 2 196 12 16 87 15 0 53 9 11
      Related children (18) 97 4 0 23 5 64 17 2 0 3 0 12
      Other 26 0 7 8 9 2 5 0 0 3 0 2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
23 2 0 16 0 5 11 0 0 2 1 8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
647 226 47 157 76 141 187 19 2 33 42 91
      Male 307 115 18 24 62 89 107 9 0 12 40 46
        Householder 128 71 14 7 19 16 35 3 0 8 12 12
      Female 340 112 29 134 14 52 80 10 2 21 3 45
        Householder 142 85 18 15 3 20 37 8 2 6 0 22

Poverty Footnotes

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