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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 alone
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
5,059 1,770 914 764 453 1,158 781 131 35 193 125 297
16 to 17 years 512 17 5 10 10 470 27 0 0 0 0 27
18 to 64 years 3,554 1,482 219 735 434 683 736 126 29 192 121 268
    18 to 24 years 866 58 11 191 119 487 228 22 0 38 21 147
    25 to 34 years 669 189 6 250 106 120 225 34 0 96 35 61
    35 to 54 years 1,340 801 51 252 173 63 209 44 8 47 55 55
    55 to 64 years 678 434 152 42 36 14 73 25 21 11 10 6
65 years and over 993 271 690 19 8 4 18 5 6 1 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,044 766 309 129 282 558 248 27 13 24 58 126
16 to 17 years 261 11 3 4 9 236 16 0 0 0 0 16
18 to 64 years 1,476 674 87 122 273 320 229 27 11 24 58 110
    18 to 24 years 390 31 5 35 69 250 89 6 0 3 12 69
    25 to 34 years 233 96 0 47 56 34 56 4 0 12 18 22
    35 to 54 years 560 353 19 34 124 31 61 12 7 7 20 15
    55 to 64 years 293 194 64 7 24 4 24 5 5 1 8 4
65 years and over 307 81 218 3 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,014 1,004 606 635 170 599 533 104 21 170 68 171
16 to 17 years 251 6 2 6 2 235 11 0 0 0 0 11
18 to 64 years 2,077 808 132 613 161 363 507 98 17 168 64 159
    18 to 24 years 477 27 7 156 50 237 139 16 0 35 10 78
    25 to 34 years 436 93 5 203 50 85 169 30 0 83 17 39
    35 to 54 years 780 449 32 218 49 32 149 32 1 40 35 40
    55 to 64 years 385 240 88 35 12 10 50 20 16 10 1 2
65 years and over 686 190 472 16 7 1 16 5 4 1 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
4,066 1,499 224 745 445 1,153 763 126 29 192 121 295
In families (2) 2,842 818 119 596 322 988 544 87 19 164 73 201
      Householder 1,072 433 57 369 102 111 322 55 9 121 47 89
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,081 494 66 494 196 832 450 76 6 152 57 159
      Householder 846 311 30 333 82 90 295 51 6 114 37 87
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
902 184 21 338 86 274 281 37 1 118 39 86
      Householder 453 112 7 246 34 53 192 21 1 92 23 55
In married-couple families (11) 688 188 68 175 63 195 113 17 8 35 15 38
      Husbands (11) 189 88 26 15 35 25 36 7 5 9 10 5
      Wives (11) 264 52 37 150 16 9 42 7 3 21 5 5
      Related children (18) 217 39 2 8 12 155 25 2 0 4 0 19
      Other 18 9 3 1 0 5 10 0 0 0 1 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
455 104 28 135 42 145 84 15 3 31 10 25
      Husbands (11) 113 54 8 12 25 15 27 6 2 8 8 5
      Wives (11) 174 28 16 114 8 7 34 7 1 20 2 4
      Related children (18) 160 21 2 8 9 119 13 2 0 4 0 7
      Other 8 1 3 1 0 4 10 0 0 0 1 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
214 43 6 85 27 52 45 6 0 18 8 13
      Husbands (11) 44 19 0 4 16 5 15 2 0 6 6 1
      Wives (11) 104 12 4 78 6 4 19 3 0 10 2 4
      Related children (18) 62 12 0 3 5 42 6 0 0 2 0 5
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
269 121 9 22 36 81 39 5 7 5 12 10
      Householder 104 62 3 7 19 14 20 3 0 3 10 4
      Other 164 59 6 16 17 66 20 2 7 2 2 6
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
156 60 3 13 17 64 19 2 0 5 6 6
      Householder 72 40 3 3 13 13 14 2 0 3 6 3
      Related children (18) 45 3 0 0 3 39 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)
44 13 2 4 6 19 13 0 0 3 6 3
      Householder 28 11 2 2 5 8 8 0 0 2 6 0
      Related children (18) 7 0 0 0 0 7 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
1,885 508 43 399 223 712 392 65 5 124 46 152
      Householder 746 308 25 276 60 77 271 44 5 109 30 83
      Other 1,140 200 18 122 163 636 120 21 0 15 15 69
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,470 329 35 346 137 623 347 59 3 116 41 128
      Householder 635 239 18 260 51 67 256 42 3 102 27 82
      Related children (18) 659 33 4 54 62 505 64 11 0 7 11 35
      Other 176 57 12 32 24 51 26 6 0 7 3 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
644 127 13 249 53 202 224 31 1 96 25 70
      Householder 349 89 5 199 16 41 175 19 1 85 15 54
      Related children (18) 207 7 1 35 33 131 29 10 0 5 8 7
      Other 88 31 7 16 5 30 20 2 0 7 3 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,206 681 104 136 121 164 219 38 10 28 48 95
      Male 621 352 53 52 88 76 103 14 0 5 26 57
        Householder 384 261 35 8 56 25 62 12 0 5 16 29
      Female 585 330 51 84 33 88 116 24 10 23 22 37
        Householder 440 297 46 29 22 45 77 23 8 9 11 26

Poverty Footnotes

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