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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 alone
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
16,654 4,276 5,387 3,222 831 2,938 3,310 402 120 815 491 1,482
16 to 17 years 1,045 30 2 40 14 960 136 1 0 5 2 128
18 to 64 years 10,605 3,575 1,186 3,076 806 1,961 3,081 379 74 803 487 1,338
    18 to 24 years 2,141 172 37 508 174 1,249 1,183 68 0 201 92 822
    25 to 34 years 2,057 345 75 1,096 191 350 845 86 8 320 154 277
    35 to 54 years 4,151 2,006 236 1,272 331 305 814 165 16 242 192 199
    55 to 64 years 2,256 1,053 838 200 109 57 239 60 50 40 50 39
65 years and over 5,003 671 4,199 106 12 16 93 22 46 6 3 17

Male
 
      Total (17)
6,107 1,873 1,804 309 548 1,573 1,333 179 41 109 331 674
16 to 17 years 528 9 0 18 9 492 69 1 0 0 2 66
18 to 64 years 4,102 1,663 550 281 532 1,077 1,229 167 24 108 328 602
    18 to 24 years 921 87 11 24 118 681 446 14 0 18 63 351
    25 to 34 years 554 134 42 82 114 183 320 33 0 54 103 129
    35 to 54 years 1,636 985 104 137 220 190 360 84 7 34 133 102
    55 to 64 years 991 457 392 39 80 24 104 36 17 2 29 19
65 years and over 1,476 201 1,254 11 7 3 35 10 18 0 1 6

Female
 
      Total (17)
10,547 2,403 3,583 2,913 283 1,365 1,977 224 78 706 160 809
16 to 17 years 517 20 2 22 5 468 67 0 0 5 0 62
18 to 64 years 6,503 1,913 637 2,796 274 884 1,851 212 50 695 159 736
    18 to 24 years 1,220 85 26 485 56 569 737 54 0 183 29 472
    25 to 34 years 1,503 211 33 1,015 77 167 524 53 8 266 50 147
    35 to 54 years 2,515 1,021 132 1,136 111 115 454 81 9 208 59 97
    55 to 64 years 1,265 596 446 161 29 33 136 24 33 38 21 20
65 years and over 3,527 470 2,945 95 5 13 59 12 28 6 2 11

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
11,650 3,605 1,188 3,116 819 2,921 3,217 380 74 809 489 1,466
In families (2) 7,553 1,777 746 2,574 478 1,979 1,770 205 41 591 310 623
      Householder 2,972 915 359 1,272 160 266 949 136 23 397 171 222
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
5,085 944 111 2,186 287 1,557 1,389 158 8 531 222 471
      Householder 2,022 561 52 1,117 112 179 794 111 5 360 140 177
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,491 345 47 1,469 133 496 814 88 3 389 126 209
      Householder 1,105 188 18 766 49 85 525 63 3 272 79 109
In married-couple families (11) 4,463 879 629 1,772 215 968 908 103 32 304 186 284
      Husbands (11) 994 406 293 107 79 110 312 56 19 39 120 77
      Wives (11) 2,351 369 317 1,531 53 81 399 32 12 251 43 60
      Related children (18) 910 70 7 70 58 704 183 11 0 12 16 144
      Other 207 34 11 63 26 73 15 4 0 1 6 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,936 431 76 1,489 155 785 688 72 7 264 130 215
      Husbands (11) 443 202 39 75 60 67 237 45 7 39 90 55
      Wives (11) 1,609 167 30 1,307 47 58 301 17 0 215 24 45
      Related children (18) 741 36 2 49 35 619 135 6 0 9 9 111
      Other 143 27 6 58 12 41 15 4 0 1 6 4
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,546 169 34 973 73 297 405 36 2 185 75 108
      Husbands (11) 185 70 15 42 25 33 146 20 2 32 52 40
      Wives (11) 984 67 14 850 21 33 196 12 0 144 11 29
      Related children (18) 268 18 0 33 18 198 52 0 0 9 8 35
      Other 109 14 5 48 9 33 11 3 0 0 5 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
658 233 34 99 84 208 142 15 0 21 42 65
      Householder 297 142 24 34 38 59 71 8 0 7 27 29
      Other 361 91 10 66 46 149 71 7 0 14 15 35
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
348 106 5 59 35 143 78 7 0 13 25 33
      Householder 150 79 4 17 18 33 48 5 0 7 22 13
      Related children (18) 129 9 0 12 10 98 22 1 0 3 2 16
      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)
119 32 2 44 17 25 31 2 0 7 13 8
      Householder 57 24 1 12 9 10 27 2 0 3 13 8
      Related children (18) 30 4 0 11 5 9 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
2,433 665 83 703 179 803 720 87 9 267 83 275
      Householder 1,147 392 31 559 47 117 495 76 9 240 56 114
      Other 1,286 272 52 144 132 686 225 11 0 26 27 161
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,801 407 30 638 97 628 624 78 1 254 68 223
      Householder 973 303 17 523 38 92 460 68 1 230 53 107
      Related children (18) 646 41 1 78 32 494 136 10 0 18 10 98
      Other 182 63 11 37 28 43 28 0 0 5 4 18
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
826 144 12 452 44 174 378 50 1 197 37 93
      Householder 541 93 4 381 18 44 309 42 1 173 29 63
      Related children (18) 185 12 1 47 12 112 52 8 0 18 6 21
      Other 100 39 6 24 14 17 17 0 0 5 3 9
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
107 19 0 60 2 26 40 3 0 19 2 15
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,990 1,809 443 483 339 916 1,407 172 33 198 176 827
      Male 1,920 856 204 90 232 539 665 92 4 50 133 386
        Householder 1,161 619 151 50 114 227 344 60 4 23 61 197
      Female 2,070 953 239 393 108 377 742 80 29 149 43 441
        Householder 1,180 720 193 83 48 135 371 56 22 62 16 216

Poverty Footnotes

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