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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 alone
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
19,861 4,975 6,911 3,706 937 3,331 3,954 466 171 956 626 1,734
16 to 17 years 1,236 32 2 45 17 1,139 163 1 0 5 5 151
18 to 64 years 12,074 4,104 1,370 3,518 906 2,176 3,640 434 90 941 610 1,565
    18 to 24 years 2,394 197 37 571 200 1,389 1,344 71 0 232 120 922
    25 to 34 years 2,293 385 78 1,236 208 387 975 100 8 346 181 340
    35 to 54 years 4,777 2,306 279 1,469 381 341 1,027 200 16 309 249 252
    55 to 64 years 2,610 1,217 976 242 117 59 295 63 66 54 60 51
65 years and over 6,550 838 5,539 142 14 16 150 31 81 10 11 18

Male
 
      Total (17)
7,324 2,270 2,331 333 621 1,769 1,617 210 65 136 420 786
16 to 17 years 625 9 0 22 10 584 81 1 0 0 5 75
18 to 64 years 4,699 1,979 634 301 604 1,182 1,477 195 35 136 405 706
    18 to 24 years 1,036 105 11 31 134 755 521 14 0 29 84 393
    25 to 34 years 613 157 43 84 126 203 381 43 0 55 125 159
    35 to 54 years 1,912 1,178 128 147 258 200 446 100 7 48 164 127
    55 to 64 years 1,138 539 452 39 86 24 129 37 28 4 33 27
65 years and over 2,000 282 1,697 11 7 3 59 14 29 0 9 6

Female
 
      Total (17)
12,537 2,705 4,580 3,373 316 1,562 2,337 256 107 820 206 948
16 to 17 years 612 23 2 24 7 555 81 0 0 5 0 76
18 to 64 years 7,375 2,126 735 3,218 302 994 2,164 239 55 805 204 860
    18 to 24 years 1,357 92 26 540 66 634 823 57 0 202 36 528
    25 to 34 years 1,680 228 35 1,152 82 184 594 57 8 292 56 181
    35 to 54 years 2,865 1,128 151 1,323 123 140 581 99 9 261 86 125
    55 to 64 years 1,472 678 524 203 31 35 166 26 38 50 27 25
65 years and over 4,550 557 3,842 132 7 13 92 17 51 9 2 13

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
13,310 4,137 1,372 3,563 924 3,315 3,803 435 90 947 615 1,716
In families (2) 8,994 2,193 873 3,014 573 2,341 2,114 239 49 693 383 751
      Householder 3,405 1,072 417 1,438 187 292 1,106 156 28 456 205 262
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
5,891 1,057 131 2,540 325 1,838 1,658 188 9 619 264 578
      Householder 2,256 615 61 1,258 126 196 912 128 6 411 158 209
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,871 393 58 1,699 153 568 950 110 3 440 149 247
      Householder 1,235 209 21 857 56 92 589 73 3 298 89 127
In married-couple families (11) 5,455 1,110 740 2,162 264 1,178 1,133 122 40 376 234 362
      Husbands (11) 1,181 507 345 115 91 123 381 67 26 46 142 101
      Wives (11) 2,888 469 375 1,877 63 104 496 38 14 312 59 73
      Related children (18) 1,133 90 8 94 79 862 229 11 0 14 25 179
      Other 253 44 12 77 32 89 26 6 0 3 9 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,523 511 88 1,804 176 945 874 91 8 332 162 281
      Husbands (11) 502 236 46 82 65 73 289 56 7 45 107 74
      Wives (11) 1,946 198 33 1,591 55 70 385 23 1 273 29 59
      Related children (18) 893 45 3 60 37 748 175 6 0 11 16 142
      Other 181 31 7 71 18 55 24 6 0 3 9 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,858 200 42 1,184 83 348 508 50 2 226 93 137
      Husbands (11) 213 82 21 45 27 37 176 28 2 33 60 53
      Wives (11) 1,201 79 16 1,040 25 42 250 17 0 182 13 39
      Related children (18) 308 22 0 38 21 227 63 0 0 11 13 39
      Other 136 17 5 61 11 42 19 5 0 0 7 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
772 282 44 109 98 238 163 19 0 27 46 71
      Householder 331 156 31 35 45 64 82 9 0 13 27 33
      Other 440 126 12 75 53 174 81 9 0 14 19 39
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
395 117 7 66 36 168 92 11 0 18 26 36
      Householder 163 84 6 18 18 37 58 6 0 12 23 17
      Related children (18) 148 10 0 13 11 115 24 1 0 3 3 17
      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)
134 38 3 48 17 28 39 4 0 10 15 10
      Householder 60 27 2 12 10 10 30 2 0 5 14 10
      Related children (18) 30 4 0 11 5 10 4 0 0 2 1 0
      Other 44 8 1 25 2 8 5 2 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,768 800 90 742 211 924 818 98 9 290 103 318
      Householder 1,205 421 35 574 51 124 559 87 9 261 67 135
      Other 1,562 380 54 168 160 800 259 11 0 29 36 183
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,973 429 36 670 113 725 692 86 1 269 76 260
      Householder 1,010 316 21 535 39 99 503 76 1 244 58 123
      Related children (18) 755 45 2 93 38 576 158 11 0 18 12 118
      Other 208 67 13 42 36 50 32 0 0 7 6 19
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
878 154 13 467 52 192 403 56 1 204 42 100
      Householder 553 97 4 386 19 46 328 47 1 180 32 68
      Related children (18) 208 16 1 53 13 125 53 8 0 18 6 22
      Other 118 41 7 29 20 21 21 0 0 7 4 10
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
126 24 0 60 2 40 50 6 0 19 7 18
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,191 1,920 499 490 349 933 1,639 190 42 235 225 947
      Male 2,021 918 227 93 235 548 785 103 10 65 168 438
        Householder 1,245 673 171 53 117 231 419 71 10 32 86 220
      Female 2,170 1,002 272 397 114 385 854 87 32 170 57 509
        Householder 1,261 758 227 86 54 135 442 62 25 75 21 258

Poverty Footnotes

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