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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
Asian alone
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,003 138 302 214 47 302 171 12 0 25 19 115
16 to 17 years 65 0 0 3 2 60 7 0 0 0 0 7
18 to 64 years 685 96 104 198 46 241 163 12 0 25 19 107
    18 to 24 years 144 6 2 11 9 116 57 4 0 6 1 45
    25 to 34 years 149 10 4 48 10 76 43 1 0 9 4 29
    35 to 54 years 260 50 18 123 19 50 55 4 0 7 12 32
    55 to 64 years 132 30 80 16 7 0 8 2 0 2 2 1
65 years and over 253 42 198 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Male
 
      Total (17)
370 59 114 20 23 155 72 4 0 4 15 50
16 to 17 years 30 0 0 0 2 28 5 0 0 0 0 5
18 to 64 years 252 44 41 19 21 126 65 4 0 4 15 43
    18 to 24 years 57 3 0 0 3 50 22 2 0 0 0 20
    25 to 34 years 68 6 2 2 7 50 16 0 0 2 4 10
    35 to 54 years 77 20 9 13 10 25 22 0 0 0 8 13
    55 to 64 years 51 14 31 4 2 0 6 2 0 2 2 0
65 years and over 89 15 73 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
632 79 188 193 24 147 99 8 0 21 5 66
16 to 17 years 35 0 0 3 0 32 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 433 52 63 178 24 115 97 8 0 21 5 64
    18 to 24 years 88 3 2 11 6 65 35 2 0 6 1 25
    25 to 34 years 81 4 2 46 3 26 27 1 0 7 0 19
    35 to 54 years 183 30 9 110 10 24 34 4 0 7 4 19
    55 to 64 years 81 16 49 11 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
65 years and over 165 27 126 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
750 96 104 201 47 301 170 12 0 25 19 114
In families (2) 523 51 86 181 30 175 100 8 0 18 16 57
      Householder 177 17 41 68 14 37 47 6 0 8 9 24
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
296 15 17 135 24 105 55 6 0 8 9 33
      Householder 93 5 4 57 13 14 31 4 0 5 6 17
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
145 7 13 82 14 30 22 3 0 5 2 13
      Householder 48 1 2 30 7 8 17 3 0 3 2 9
In married-couple families (11) 409 38 75 158 23 115 70 6 0 13 12 39
      Husbands (11) 93 18 26 14 11 24 31 4 0 2 10 16
      Wives (11) 217 15 43 138 5 15 23 3 0 8 2 11
      Related children (18) 83 4 0 3 6 70 16 0 0 4 0 12
      Other 15 0 6 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
227 12 13 117 17 69 39 4 0 5 8 22
      Husbands (11) 39 9 2 8 10 11 24 2 0 0 8 14
      Wives (11) 125 4 5 107 5 4 11 2 0 5 0 4
      Related children (18) 51 0 0 0 2 49 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
127 7 9 70 12 29 16 3 0 3 2 8
      Husbands (11) 24 4 0 4 8 8 11 2 0 0 2 8
      Wives (11) 75 4 2 65 3 1 4 1 0 3 0 1
      Related children (18) 17 0 0 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
37 3 8 4 3 18 6 0 0 0 4 2
      Householder 12 0 4 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 0
      Other 25 3 4 4 2 12 4 0 0 0 2 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
19 2 4 2 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Householder 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 8 0 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 8 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
77 10 2 19 4 42 24 2 0 5 0 16
      Householder 29 2 2 11 4 10 13 0 0 3 0 9
      Other 48 8 1 7 0 33 11 2 0 2 0 7
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
51 1 0 16 4 29 14 2 0 3 0 9
      Householder 20 0 0 10 4 6 9 0 0 3 0 6
      Related children (18) 25 1 0 3 0 21 5 2 0 0 0 3
      Other 6 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
12 0 0 9 2 1 7 0 0 2 0 5
      Householder 10 0 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 2 0 3
      Related children (18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
225 45 18 20 16 126 70 3 0 6 3 57
      Male 101 19 11 3 8 60 21 0 0 2 1 17
        Householder 59 11 9 2 5 32 11 0 0 0 1 10
      Female 124 26 7 17 8 66 49 3 0 4 2 40
        Householder 71 21 7 2 6 35 30 3 0 2 1 24

Poverty Footnotes

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