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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
5,220 1,805 936 810 468 1,200 810 138 35 201 130 307
16 to 17 years 531 17 5 10 10 489 27 0 0 0 0 27
18 to 64 years 3,674 1,514 224 781 450 705 765 132 29 200 126 278
    18 to 24 years 903 63 11 205 123 501 241 22 0 40 23 156
    25 to 34 years 701 192 7 268 109 125 236 37 0 101 36 61
    35 to 54 years 1,372 814 51 264 178 66 216 48 8 47 57 55
    55 to 64 years 698 446 155 44 40 14 73 25 21 11 10 6
65 years and over 1,015 274 707 19 8 6 18 5 6 1 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,108 780 317 140 288 584 260 31 13 24 61 131
16 to 17 years 270 11 3 4 9 244 16 0 0 0 0 16
18 to 64 years 1,524 688 89 133 279 335 242 31 11 24 61 115
    18 to 24 years 406 36 5 37 71 258 95 6 0 3 13 73
    25 to 34 years 245 98 2 51 56 39 59 4 0 12 19 23
    35 to 54 years 574 357 19 39 126 34 65 16 7 7 20 15
    55 to 64 years 298 197 64 7 26 4 24 5 5 1 8 4
65 years and over 315 82 225 3 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,111 1,025 619 670 180 617 550 106 21 177 70 176
16 to 17 years 261 6 2 6 2 245 11 0 0 0 0 11
18 to 64 years 2,150 826 135 648 171 370 523 101 17 176 66 163
    18 to 24 years 497 27 7 169 52 242 146 16 0 38 10 82
    25 to 34 years 456 94 5 217 53 86 177 32 0 89 17 39
    35 to 54 years 798 457 32 225 52 32 151 32 1 40 37 40
    55 to 64 years 399 248 91 36 14 10 50 20 16 10 1 2
65 years and over 700 192 483 16 7 1 16 5 4 1 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
4,205 1,531 229 791 460 1,195 792 132 29 200 126 305
In families (2) 2,940 835 123 631 331 1,020 564 90 19 169 77 209
      Householder 1,106 440 60 385 107 113 336 58 9 126 50 92
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,160 506 66 523 205 860 468 78 6 157 61 166
      Householder 873 316 30 350 87 90 306 52 6 119 40 89
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
940 187 21 356 93 284 296 37 1 124 44 91
      Householder 468 114 7 256 38 53 202 21 1 97 26 57
In married-couple families (11) 730 196 71 192 67 204 121 17 8 40 17 39
      Husbands (11) 195 90 28 15 37 25 36 7 5 9 10 5
      Wives (11) 288 56 39 165 18 10 48 7 3 27 5 5
      Related children (18) 224 40 2 8 13 160 26 2 0 4 0 20
      Other 24 9 3 3 0 9 12 0 0 0 2 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
486 108 28 150 46 155 92 15 3 37 12 26
      Husbands (11) 117 56 8 12 27 15 27 6 2 8 8 5
      Wives (11) 192 30 16 128 10 8 39 7 1 25 2 4
      Related children (18) 165 21 2 8 9 124 14 2 0 4 0 8
      Other 13 1 3 2 0 7 12 0 0 0 2 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
227 43 6 97 28 52 51 6 0 24 10 13
      Husbands (11) 44 19 0 4 16 5 15 2 0 6 6 1
      Wives (11) 117 12 4 90 8 4 24 3 0 15 2 4
      Related children (18) 62 12 0 3 5 42 6 0 0 2 0 5
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
282 124 9 27 36 87 43 5 7 5 13 13
      Householder 107 62 3 9 19 14 24 3 0 3 11 7
      Other 175 62 6 17 17 73 20 2 7 2 2 6
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
165 62 3 15 17 68 21 2 0 5 7 8
      Householder 74 40 3 6 13 13 16 2 0 3 7 5
      Related children (18) 51 5 0 0 3 42 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 40 17 0 9 0 13 5 0 0 1 0 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
46 13 2 4 6 21 16 0 0 3 7 5
      Householder 28 11 2 2 5 8 11 0 0 2 7 2
      Related children (18) 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 9 2 0 2 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,928 515 43 412 229 729 400 68 5 124 48 156
      Householder 765 313 25 285 63 79 276 47 5 109 32 83
      Other 1,163 202 18 127 165 650 124 21 0 15 15 73
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,508 336 35 357 142 637 354 61 3 116 43 132
      Householder 653 244 18 269 54 67 260 44 3 102 29 82
      Related children (18) 677 35 4 54 64 519 68 11 0 7 11 39
      Other 179 57 12 35 24 51 26 6 0 7 3 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
667 130 13 255 59 211 229 31 1 96 27 73
      Householder 360 90 5 205 19 41 177 19 1 85 17 54
      Related children (18) 219 9 1 35 35 139 32 10 0 5 8 10
      Other 88 31 7 16 5 30 20 2 0 7 3 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 0 1 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,247 696 105 145 127 173 228 43 10 31 49 97
      Male 640 357 53 56 91 83 109 18 0 5 27 59
        Householder 395 266 35 8 59 27 62 12 0 5 16 29
      Female 607 340 52 89 36 90 119 24 10 25 22 38
        Householder 454 307 48 29 25 45 77 23 8 9 11 26

Poverty Footnotes

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