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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
All races
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
23,576 6,461 6,720 4,403 1,397 4,595 4,417 576 155 1,062 658 1,967
16 to 17 years 1,709 49 7 54 29 1,570 178 1 0 5 2 169
18 to 64 years 15,497 5,394 1,546 4,206 1,348 3,003 4,124 547 103 1,048 649 1,777
    18 to 24 years 3,308 260 51 755 322 1,920 1,520 101 0 250 115 1,054
    25 to 34 years 3,021 568 92 1,469 320 573 1,162 133 8 438 202 381
    35 to 54 years 5,995 2,992 309 1,711 543 439 1,115 224 24 305 270 292
    55 to 64 years 3,174 1,574 1,094 271 163 71 327 90 71 55 62 49
65 years and over 6,370 1,017 5,167 143 20 23 116 27 52 8 7 22

Male
 
      Total (17)
8,863 2,828 2,268 492 898 2,378 1,712 223 55 138 417 879
16 to 17 years 857 22 3 22 21 790 96 1 0 0 2 93
18 to 64 years 6,094 2,496 693 456 869 1,579 1,578 212 35 137 414 779
    18 to 24 years 1,435 135 16 67 207 1,010 574 24 0 21 76 453
    25 to 34 years 902 253 50 136 181 283 412 41 0 70 132 168
    35 to 54 years 2,374 1,417 133 200 367 258 457 104 14 42 167 131
    55 to 64 years 1,382 692 495 53 114 28 135 43 22 5 39 26
65 years and over 1,912 310 1,571 14 9 8 39 10 20 1 1 7

Female
 
      Total (17)
14,713 3,633 4,452 3,911 499 2,218 2,705 352 100 923 241 1,089
16 to 17 years 852 28 4 32 8 780 82 0 0 5 0 76
18 to 64 years 9,404 2,898 853 3,750 479 1,424 2,546 335 67 911 235 998
    18 to 24 years 1,873 125 35 688 115 909 946 76 0 230 39 601
    25 to 34 years 2,118 315 42 1,332 139 290 750 92 8 367 70 213
    35 to 54 years 3,621 1,575 176 1,511 176 181 657 120 10 264 103 161
    55 to 64 years 1,792 882 599 218 49 43 192 47 49 50 23 23
65 years and over 4,458 708 3,595 128 12 14 77 17 32 7 6 15

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
17,206 5,444 1,553 4,260 1,377 4,573 4,301 548 103 1,053 651 1,946
In families (2) 11,433 2,783 975 3,515 875 3,285 2,506 315 60 795 416 920
      Householder 4,401 1,426 470 1,788 291 426 1,371 208 33 544 239 347
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
7,866 1,545 200 2,964 544 2,614 1,974 251 14 711 304 694
      Householder 3,106 918 90 1,586 221 291 1,168 176 11 497 195 289
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,738 570 84 1,993 251 841 1,171 135 4 528 176 329
      Householder 1,687 318 29 1,093 98 149 771 94 4 382 111 180
In married-couple families (11) 5,819 1,151 790 2,207 325 1,344 1,128 133 40 365 218 373
      Husbands (11) 1,330 536 355 144 133 163 390 70 24 50 142 103
      Wives (11) 2,953 454 406 1,903 79 110 483 46 15 294 50 78
      Related children (18) 1,277 119 9 87 84 978 228 13 0 20 16 180
      Other 258 43 20 73 28 93 27 4 0 1 9 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,826 577 122 1,835 234 1,058 844 98 10 312 153 271
      Husbands (11) 630 280 51 101 102 96 297 56 8 47 109 76
      Wives (11) 2,007 209 52 1,608 65 73 364 30 1 252 25 56
      Related children (18) 1,010 60 4 61 52 833 156 8 0 13 9 126
      Other 179 28 15 65 15 57 27 4 0 1 9 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,998 228 51 1,200 122 398 488 49 2 215 88 134
      Husbands (11) 269 98 18 56 50 46 178 26 2 39 61 51
      Wives (11) 1,228 84 20 1,051 34 40 233 19 0 166 13 35
      Related children (18) 367 30 0 39 26 271 59 0 0 10 8 41
      Other 134 15 13 54 12 41 17 3 0 0 7 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,013 373 51 136 129 325 200 20 7 28 64 81
      Householder 435 213 31 47 64 80 102 11 0 12 42 37
      Other 578 159 20 89 65 245 98 10 7 16 21 45
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
562 180 12 80 61 229 109 9 0 20 36 44
      Householder 243 126 8 26 37 46 69 7 0 12 32 18
      Related children (18) 197 14 0 15 14 154 25 1 0 3 2 20
      Other 122 40 4 40 9 30 14 1 0 5 2 7
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
176 45 8 52 23 48 49 2 0 12 21 13
      Householder 90 36 4 16 15 18 40 2 0 7 21 10
      Related children (18) 41 4 0 14 5 18 3 0 0 2 0 0
      Other 45 5 3 23 3 11 6 0 0 3 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
4,602 1,259 134 1,172 421 1,616 1,178 161 14 402 135 466
      Householder 2,009 735 62 885 116 212 800 126 14 358 92 211
      Other 2,592 524 72 288 305 1,403 378 36 0 44 43 255
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
3,478 787 66 1,049 250 1,327 1,020 144 4 379 115 379
      Householder 1,699 566 36 830 97 171 744 114 4 341 86 200
      Related children (18) 1,395 90 7 138 100 1,059 218 24 0 25 22 148
      Other 384 132 23 81 52 96 58 6 0 13 7 31
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,563 296 25 741 106 395 634 84 2 300 67 181
      Householder 944 194 9 611 40 90 503 64 2 264 48 124
      Related children (18) 417 25 3 84 48 257 92 17 0 23 13 39
      Other 202 78 13 45 19 47 39 2 0 13 6 18
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
132 21 1 75 6 30 46 5 0 21 2 17
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
5,641 2,640 577 670 496 1,258 1,750 228 43 238 232 1,008
      Male 2,748 1,275 273 156 342 703 810 113 4 57 163 472
        Householder 1,675 929 199 63 183 300 423 72 4 28 80 238
      Female 2,893 1,365 304 514 154 555 940 115 38 181 69 536
        Householder 1,756 1,083 255 116 81 221 495 85 30 74 30 275

Poverty Footnotes

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