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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
All races
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
27,613 7,361 8,475 4,984 1,537 5,256 5,291 675 211 1,250 829 2,325
16 to 17 years 2,013 52 8 62 33 1,858 223 1 0 5 5 211
18 to 64 years 17,441 6,068 1,786 4,736 1,480 3,371 4,883 636 123 1,231 809 2,084
    18 to 24 years 3,710 298 53 826 355 2,179 1,744 109 0 293 146 1,197
    25 to 34 years 3,330 627 99 1,638 348 618 1,352 153 8 479 244 468
    35 to 54 years 6,767 3,356 363 1,945 605 498 1,385 272 25 389 343 356
    55 to 64 years 3,633 1,787 1,272 326 171 77 401 102 90 70 76 63
65 years and over 8,160 1,241 6,682 187 24 26 185 38 88 13 15 30

Male
 
      Total (17)
10,432 3,330 2,870 535 994 2,703 2,094 271 80 176 534 1,034
16 to 17 years 1,012 22 3 27 22 938 116 1 0 0 5 110
18 to 64 years 6,892 2,889 797 492 961 1,753 1,913 255 48 175 520 914
    18 to 24 years 1,619 163 18 79 227 1,133 670 30 0 34 97 509
    25 to 34 years 994 291 53 139 202 308 501 50 0 71 168 211
    35 to 54 years 2,713 1,641 160 217 412 283 568 123 15 63 208 159
    55 to 64 years 1,566 794 566 57 120 28 174 52 33 7 46 35
65 years and over 2,528 419 2,070 16 10 12 65 14 32 1 9 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
17,181 4,031 5,605 4,449 543 2,553 3,197 405 131 1,074 295 1,292
16 to 17 years 1,001 30 4 35 11 920 107 0 0 5 0 101
18 to 64 years 10,549 3,179 989 4,244 518 1,619 2,970 381 75 1,056 289 1,170
    18 to 24 years 2,092 136 35 747 129 1,046 1,075 80 0 259 49 688
    25 to 34 years 2,336 335 46 1,499 145 310 851 102 8 409 75 257
    35 to 54 years 4,054 1,716 203 1,728 193 215 817 149 10 325 135 198
    55 to 64 years 2,068 993 706 269 51 49 227 50 56 63 30 27
65 years and over 5,632 822 4,612 170 14 15 120 24 57 12 6 21

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
19,454 6,120 1,794 4,798 1,513 5,229 5,106 637 123 1,237 814 2,295
In families (2) 13,418 3,319 1,147 4,043 1,002 3,907 3,031 375 71 937 518 1,130
      Householder 4,940 1,621 546 1,982 323 468 1,587 243 38 619 278 409
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
9,012 1,694 235 3,379 598 3,106 2,350 294 17 828 360 850
      Householder 3,390 985 106 1,745 237 317 1,324 196 12 560 216 340
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
4,246 628 102 2,263 277 977 1,353 158 4 600 204 387
      Householder 1,841 345 36 1,197 105 157 856 104 4 420 121 208
In married-couple families (11) 7,091 1,439 934 2,665 396 1,658 1,443 169 51 457 282 484
      Husbands (11) 1,558 654 415 160 149 180 485 86 30 60 174 135
      Wives (11) 3,601 572 486 2,303 93 146 618 60 19 371 68 99
      Related children (18) 1,615 151 11 111 119 1,223 296 17 1 22 27 229
      Other 316 62 21 90 35 109 44 6 0 4 13 20
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
4,577 675 141 2,201 261 1,299 1,080 123 13 396 196 352
      Husbands (11) 701 318 60 113 109 101 360 67 8 54 133 97
      Wives (11) 2,408 250 61 1,933 73 93 475 39 4 323 34 75
      Related children (18) 1,244 73 5 74 58 1,034 207 11 0 15 16 164
      Other 223 34 16 82 21 71 40 6 0 4 13 16
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,380 264 60 1,442 134 480 617 63 2 270 109 173
      Husbands (11) 297 111 24 60 52 51 214 34 2 41 72 66
      Wives (11) 1,483 101 22 1,270 38 53 305 24 0 214 15 51
      Related children (18) 436 34 0 43 31 327 72 0 0 13 13 46
      Other 164 18 14 69 13 49 26 5 0 2 9 10
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,177 434 61 153 148 381 239 26 7 35 70 101
      Householder 480 233 38 50 71 88 119 14 0 18 46 41
      Other 697 201 22 103 78 293 120 12 7 17 25 59
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
644 197 14 90 66 276 131 13 0 25 41 53
      Householder 262 133 11 27 38 53 83 8 0 16 36 23
      Related children (18) 231 15 0 18 16 181 31 1 0 3 3 24
      Other 152 48 4 45 12 42 17 3 0 6 2 7
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
210 53 9 60 27 61 62 4 0 15 23 20
      Householder 93 38 5 16 16 18 45 2 0 8 22 13
      Related children (18) 46 4 0 17 5 20 7 0 0 2 1 4
      Other 70 11 3 27 6 23 10 2 0 4 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
5,151 1,446 153 1,226 458 1,869 1,350 180 14 445 165 546
      Householder 2,098 778 71 902 119 228 889 140 14 386 104 245
      Other 3,053 668 82 324 338 1,641 461 40 0 59 61 301
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
3,791 823 79 1,088 271 1,531 1,138 158 4 408 124 444
      Householder 1,753 586 43 842 99 182 808 124 4 362 91 227
      Related children (18) 1,611 96 7 158 109 1,240 263 25 0 29 24 185
      Other 428 141 28 88 62 108 67 8 0 17 9 32
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,657 311 34 761 116 435 674 91 2 315 71 194
      Householder 964 201 13 616 41 92 531 69 2 277 51 131
      Related children (18) 466 29 3 93 50 292 99 19 0 23 13 44
      Other 226 80 17 52 25 52 44 2 0 15 8 19
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
151 25 1 75 6 44 56 7 0 21 7 21
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
5,884 2,776 645 679 505 1,278 2,019 255 52 279 288 1,144
      Male 2,868 1,347 303 159 346 713 951 131 10 72 202 535
        Householder 1,778 994 227 66 187 305 513 86 10 38 109 271
      Female 3,016 1,429 342 521 160 565 1,067 124 42 207 86 609
        Householder 1,859 1,136 293 120 87 224 576 93 33 89 38 323

Poverty Footnotes

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