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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
17,018 4,386 5,428 3,313 859 3,032 3,377 420 120 824 501 1,512
16 to 17 years 1,086 31 2 40 15 997 140 1 0 5 2 132
18 to 64 years 10,882 3,671 1,196 3,165 832 2,017 3,142 397 74 812 497 1,362
    18 to 24 years 2,206 179 37 530 181 1,279 1,208 71 0 204 93 841
    25 to 34 years 2,125 352 77 1,127 200 369 860 91 8 323 159 279
    35 to 54 years 4,249 2,059 236 1,304 338 312 830 174 16 244 196 201
    55 to 64 years 2,302 1,081 846 205 113 57 244 61 50 42 50 42
65 years and over 5,051 684 4,230 107 12 18 95 22 46 7 3 17

Male
 
      Total (17)
6,247 1,924 1,821 323 562 1,617 1,363 188 41 109 338 688
16 to 17 years 546 11 0 18 10 507 71 1 0 0 2 68
18 to 64 years 4,208 1,708 556 294 544 1,105 1,257 176 24 108 335 614
    18 to 24 years 946 92 11 27 123 694 455 14 0 18 64 358
    25 to 34 years 576 138 44 84 117 194 328 35 0 54 108 131
    35 to 54 years 1,673 1,005 105 145 224 194 368 91 7 34 134 103
    55 to 64 years 1,013 473 396 39 81 24 106 37 17 2 29 22
65 years and over 1,493 205 1,265 11 7 5 35 10 18 1 1 6

Female
 
      Total (17)
10,772 2,462 3,607 2,990 297 1,415 2,014 233 78 715 164 824
16 to 17 years 540 20 2 22 5 491 69 0 0 5 0 64
18 to 64 years 6,674 1,963 641 2,871 288 912 1,885 221 50 704 162 749
    18 to 24 years 1,260 87 26 503 58 585 754 57 0 186 29 482
    25 to 34 years 1,549 214 33 1,043 83 176 532 56 8 269 51 148
    35 to 54 years 2,576 1,053 132 1,159 115 118 462 83 9 210 61 99
    55 to 64 years 1,289 608 450 166 31 33 138 25 33 39 21 20
65 years and over 3,558 479 2,965 96 5 13 59 12 28 6 2 12

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
11,967 3,702 1,198 3,205 847 3,015 3,283 398 74 818 499 1,494
In families (2) 7,771 1,827 755 2,651 497 2,041 1,814 215 41 596 318 644
      Householder 3,053 942 364 1,306 168 273 972 143 23 401 177 227
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
5,260 979 111 2,253 304 1,613 1,422 164 8 535 230 485
      Householder 2,088 581 53 1,151 120 183 812 118 5 364 147 179
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,584 363 47 1,513 144 516 839 93 3 392 132 219
      Householder 1,141 200 18 783 54 86 540 68 3 275 84 110
In married-couple families (11) 4,569 897 637 1,817 224 995 924 108 32 306 189 289
      Husbands (11) 1,016 416 299 109 80 111 316 57 19 39 122 78
      Wives (11) 2,403 376 320 1,568 55 83 405 36 12 254 43 60
      Related children (18) 932 71 7 72 60 723 187 11 0 12 16 148
      Other 219 34 11 67 28 79 17 4 0 1 8 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,016 442 77 1,527 161 809 700 77 7 265 133 218
      Husbands (11) 451 207 39 77 60 67 240 47 7 39 92 55
      Wives (11) 1,652 172 30 1,340 50 60 306 20 0 216 24 45
      Related children (18) 759 37 2 49 36 636 137 6 0 9 9 114
      Other 155 27 6 61 15 46 17 4 0 1 8 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,590 174 34 1,003 78 302 413 40 2 186 77 108
      Husbands (11) 188 72 15 43 25 33 147 22 2 32 52 40
      Wives (11) 1,016 69 14 876 23 35 201 15 0 145 11 29
      Related children (18) 271 18 0 33 18 201 52 0 0 9 8 35
      Other 114 14 5 51 12 33 13 3 0 0 6 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
676 236 34 105 87 214 149 15 0 21 44 69
      Householder 304 142 24 38 41 59 76 8 0 8 29 33
      Other 372 94 10 67 46 155 73 7 0 14 15 37
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
365 108 5 64 38 150 83 7 0 14 26 36
      Householder 157 79 4 21 21 33 52 5 0 8 24 15
      Related children (18) 138 12 0 12 10 104 24 1 0 3 2 18
      Other 69 18 1 30 7 13 8 1 0 3 0 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
122 32 2 45 17 26 35 2 0 7 15 10
      Householder 59 24 1 14 9 10 31 2 0 3 15 10
      Related children (18) 31 4 0 11 5 11 3 0 0 2 0 0
      Other 32 3 1 20 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,526 694 84 729 187 832 741 91 9 269 85 286
      Householder 1,191 407 32 577 51 124 503 79 9 242 58 115
      Other 1,335 287 52 152 135 708 237 12 0 26 27 172
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,879 429 30 662 105 654 639 80 1 256 70 231
      Householder 1,011 316 17 541 42 95 466 69 1 233 56 107
      Related children (18) 678 46 1 80 35 516 145 10 0 18 10 106
      Other 190 67 11 41 28 43 28 0 0 5 4 18
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
872 158 12 465 50 187 391 50 1 199 40 101
      Householder 564 102 4 390 22 46 314 42 1 176 32 63
      Related children (18) 203 14 1 49 14 124 60 8 0 18 6 29
      Other 106 42 6 26 14 17 17 0 0 5 3 9
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
109 19 0 61 3 26 41 4 0 19 2 15
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,087 1,855 444 493 347 947 1,427 179 33 202 178 835
      Male 1,968 880 204 92 235 557 676 97 4 50 135 390
        Householder 1,193 639 151 50 117 237 348 60 4 23 62 199
      Female 2,119 975 239 401 112 391 752 82 29 152 44 444
        Householder 1,208 738 194 85 53 138 377 58 22 63 16 218

Poverty Footnotes

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