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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
Hispanic (any race)
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
4,813 891 835 1,714 300 1,073 879 107 14 251 198 310
16 to 17 years 515 9 4 24 3 474 41 1 0 3 2 35
18 to 64 years 3,440 729 186 1,640 289 595 817 101 5 246 194 272
    18 to 24 years 793 47 9 258 73 405 234 19 0 50 27 138
    25 to 34 years 935 77 19 656 85 99 284 27 0 116 72 69
    35 to 54 years 1,294 416 37 645 109 87 260 45 2 71 85 57
    55 to 64 years 418 189 122 81 21 5 39 10 3 8 10 7
65 years and over 859 153 645 50 8 3 21 5 9 2 3 3

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,612 381 344 132 194 562 366 34 4 39 141 148
16 to 17 years 239 4 0 8 2 224 21 1 0 0 2 18
18 to 64 years 1,050 334 76 119 186 334 337 29 0 39 139 130
    18 to 24 years 313 27 5 11 50 219 86 0 0 6 20 60
    25 to 34 years 192 32 12 49 46 54 121 5 0 22 58 36
    35 to 54 years 387 191 15 53 70 59 115 19 0 11 54 31
    55 to 64 years 157 84 44 7 20 2 15 5 0 1 6 3
65 years and over 324 43 268 4 5 3 9 4 3 1 1 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,201 511 491 1,582 106 511 512 73 10 211 56 162
16 to 17 years 276 5 4 16 1 250 20 0 0 3 0 17
18 to 64 years 2,390 395 111 1,521 103 261 480 72 5 207 55 142
    18 to 24 years 480 20 4 247 23 186 149 19 0 45 6 78
    25 to 34 years 743 45 7 607 40 44 162 22 0 94 14 33
    35 to 54 years 907 225 22 593 39 28 145 26 2 60 31 26
    55 to 64 years 260 105 78 73 1 3 24 5 3 8 4 4
65 years and over 535 111 376 46 2 0 12 1 5 1 2 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
3,954 738 190 1,664 292 1,069 858 102 5 249 195 307
In families (2) 3,238 480 134 1,486 216 922 620 77 3 212 137 191
      Householder 1,158 230 60 700 77 90 342 55 0 148 81 57
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,625 298 44 1,334 157 791 530 62 0 204 104 161
      Householder 946 169 12 639 60 65 308 45 0 145 68 50
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,430 99 19 933 84 296 336 33 0 153 66 83
      Householder 584 61 2 457 30 33 215 26 0 115 42 31
In married-couple families (11) 1,958 229 95 1,057 119 458 331 33 3 123 88 83
      Husbands (11) 245 95 37 55 35 23 115 13 0 23 57 23
      Wives (11) 1,110 91 46 912 35 27 147 18 3 95 15 16
      Related children (18) 461 26 3 35 29 368 59 3 0 5 7 44
      Other 142 18 9 55 20 41 9 0 0 1 8 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,623 143 26 949 92 412 283 23 0 116 69 75
      Husbands (11) 158 64 8 41 28 16 101 13 0 23 46 20
      Wives (11) 949 54 12 829 32 22 118 7 0 88 8 14
      Related children (18) 401 12 2 27 21 338 55 3 0 4 7 41
      Other 116 13 4 52 12 35 9 0 0 1 8 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
947 50 9 652 56 179 181 10 0 80 46 45
      Husbands (11) 66 25 3 20 12 6 67 3 0 18 30 16
      Wives (11) 625 14 4 574 20 12 79 7 0 58 4 10
      Related children (18) 173 6 0 17 15 134 29 0 0 4 6 19
      Other 83 5 2 41 8 26 6 0 0 0 6 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
217 37 9 54 20 97 41 5 0 3 16 16
      Householder 81 17 6 13 11 33 17 3 0 3 5 7
      Other 136 20 3 41 8 63 24 2 0 1 12 9
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
142 27 0 36 8 71 26 4 0 3 8 10
      Householder 48 15 0 8 6 19 14 2 0 3 5 5
      Related children (18) 48 4 0 5 1 38 6 1 0 0 2 4
      Other 46 8 0 22 1 15 5 1 0 1 2 1
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
44 4 0 26 2 11 10 2 0 2 2 4
      Householder 15 4 0 5 1 5 9 2 0 1 2 4
      Related children (18) 9 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 19 0 0 16 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,063 213 30 374 78 367 249 39 0 86 32 92
      Householder 505 127 17 297 28 36 160 32 0 77 23 28
      Other 557 86 13 77 50 331 89 7 0 8 9 64
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
859 128 18 349 57 307 222 35 0 84 27 76
      Householder 442 98 10 280 25 30 152 28 0 76 23 25
      Related children (18) 333 12 0 47 16 259 51 7 0 3 1 40
      Other 84 19 8 23 16 19 19 0 0 5 3 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
440 44 9 254 26 106 145 22 0 71 17 35
      Householder 283 36 2 212 12 20 108 17 0 63 14 15
      Related children (18) 123 4 0 32 5 82 23 5 0 3 0 15
      Other 35 4 7 11 9 4 13 0 0 5 3 5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
29 2 0 21 0 6 12 0 0 2 1 8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
688 256 56 157 76 142 226 24 2 35 57 107
      Male 328 131 20 24 62 91 129 12 0 12 51 55
        Householder 141 84 14 7 19 16 44 5 0 8 13 17
      Female 360 125 36 134 14 52 96 13 2 23 7 53
        Householder 160 97 25 15 3 20 46 9 2 7 1 26

Poverty Footnotes

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