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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
20,255 5,089 6,960 3,804 967 3,434 4,043 489 172 971 639 1,772
16 to 17 years 1,282 34 2 45 19 1,181 171 1 0 5 5 159
18 to 64 years 12,367 4,203 1,380 3,614 935 2,235 3,721 456 92 955 623 1,595
    18 to 24 years 2,462 204 37 594 207 1,420 1,374 74 0 236 121 942
    25 to 34 years 2,363 391 79 1,269 218 406 993 105 8 351 186 344
    35 to 54 years 4,884 2,361 280 1,504 390 350 1,053 211 17 312 256 256
    55 to 64 years 2,658 1,246 984 248 121 59 301 66 66 56 60 53
65 years and over 6,606 853 5,577 144 14 18 152 31 81 10 11 19

Male
 
      Total (17)
7,476 2,325 2,350 347 637 1,817 1,658 223 66 139 428 802
16 to 17 years 645 11 0 22 12 601 84 1 0 0 5 77
18 to 64 years 4,812 2,027 641 314 619 1,211 1,515 208 36 138 413 719
    18 to 24 years 1,063 110 11 34 139 770 532 14 0 32 85 401
    25 to 34 years 635 161 45 87 130 213 389 44 0 55 129 161
    35 to 54 years 1,952 1,201 129 155 263 205 461 110 8 48 167 129
    55 to 64 years 1,162 556 456 39 87 24 133 39 28 4 33 29
65 years and over 2,019 287 1,709 11 7 5 59 14 29 1 9 6

Female
 
      Total (17)
12,778 2,764 4,610 3,457 330 1,617 2,385 266 107 832 211 970
16 to 17 years 636 23 2 24 7 580 87 0 0 5 0 81
18 to 64 years 7,555 2,176 740 3,300 316 1,024 2,206 249 55 817 209 876
    18 to 24 years 1,399 94 26 560 68 650 842 60 0 205 36 541
    25 to 34 years 1,728 231 35 1,182 88 193 604 61 8 296 57 183
    35 to 54 years 2,932 1,160 151 1,349 127 145 591 102 9 265 89 127
    55 to 64 years 1,496 690 528 209 33 35 168 27 38 52 27 25
65 years and over 4,587 566 3,868 133 7 13 92 17 51 9 2 13

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
13,649 4,236 1,383 3,660 954 3,417 3,892 458 92 961 628 1,754
In families (2) 9,230 2,244 883 3,098 594 2,410 2,174 250 50 703 392 779
      Householder 3,492 1,100 422 1,475 196 299 1,133 164 28 462 211 268
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
6,080 1,092 132 2,613 344 1,900 1,703 195 9 628 273 598
      Householder 2,325 634 62 1,294 135 200 932 134 6 416 165 210
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,968 411 58 1,747 164 588 980 115 3 446 156 261
      Householder 1,273 221 21 876 61 94 605 78 3 303 94 128
In married-couple families (11) 5,571 1,129 749 2,213 274 1,205 1,157 128 41 380 239 369
      Husbands (11) 1,205 518 351 118 94 124 387 70 26 46 143 102
      Wives (11) 2,946 476 378 1,920 65 107 506 42 14 317 60 73
      Related children (18) 1,155 91 8 95 80 881 236 11 1 14 25 185
      Other 264 44 12 80 35 94 28 6 0 3 11 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,610 522 88 1,848 183 969 891 96 8 335 167 286
      Husbands (11) 511 242 46 84 66 73 293 58 7 45 109 74
      Wives (11) 1,994 203 33 1,629 57 72 393 26 1 276 31 59
      Related children (18) 912 46 3 60 38 764 180 6 0 11 16 147
      Other 193 31 7 74 21 60 26 6 0 3 11 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,905 205 42 1,217 89 353 517 55 2 229 94 137
      Husbands (11) 216 84 21 47 27 37 177 29 2 33 60 53
      Wives (11) 1,237 81 16 1,069 27 43 256 20 0 184 13 39
      Related children (18) 312 22 0 38 21 231 63 0 0 11 13 39
      Other 141 17 5 64 13 42 20 5 0 0 9 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
790 285 44 116 101 245 173 19 0 28 48 78
      Householder 339 156 31 39 48 64 88 9 0 13 29 36
      Other 451 129 12 76 53 181 85 10 0 14 19 42
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
411 120 7 71 39 174 99 11 0 19 28 42
      Householder 171 85 6 22 21 37 62 6 0 12 25 19
      Related children (18) 157 12 0 13 11 122 27 1 0 3 3 20
      Other 83 24 1 36 7 16 11 3 0 4 0 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
138 38 3 50 17 30 44 4 0 10 17 13
      Householder 62 27 2 14 10 10 34 2 0 5 16 11
      Related children (18) 31 4 0 11 5 11 6 0 0 2 1 2
      Other 44 8 1 25 2 8 5 2 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,869 830 91 769 219 960 845 103 9 295 106 333
      Householder 1,250 435 36 593 55 131 568 90 9 263 69 137
      Other 1,619 395 55 176 165 829 277 13 0 32 36 196
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,059 450 36 694 122 757 712 88 1 274 79 270
      Householder 1,049 329 21 553 43 103 510 77 1 247 61 123
      Related children (18) 794 50 2 96 43 604 170 11 0 20 12 128
      Other 216 71 13 46 36 50 32 0 0 8 6 19
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
926 168 13 480 59 205 419 56 1 207 44 110
      Householder 576 105 4 395 23 48 333 47 1 182 34 68
      Related children (18) 227 18 1 55 16 137 64 8 0 18 6 32
      Other 123 45 7 30 20 21 22 0 0 8 4 10
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
128 24 0 61 3 40 51 6 0 19 7 18
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,291 1,968 500 500 357 966 1,666 201 42 239 228 956
      Male 2,070 944 227 95 239 566 801 112 10 65 171 444
        Householder 1,280 695 171 53 120 241 425 72 10 32 88 223
      Female 2,221 1,024 273 406 118 400 865 89 32 174 58 512
        Householder 1,290 776 228 87 58 140 448 64 25 77 22 260

Poverty Footnotes

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