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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, not Hispanic
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
14,798 4,045 5,980 1,940 632 2,202 2,991 359 157 678 396 1,401
16 to 17 years 690 23 0 20 11 635 116 0 0 2 2 112
18 to 64 years 8,510 3,351 1,163 1,829 614 1,553 2,746 334 85 669 386 1,272
    18 to 24 years 1,596 155 29 324 125 963 1,095 56 0 178 81 781
    25 to 34 years 1,333 297 59 564 129 284 665 71 8 227 103 255
    35 to 54 years 3,426 1,874 241 793 265 253 731 154 14 218 154 191
    55 to 64 years 2,156 1,026 835 148 95 53 254 54 63 45 48 45
65 years and over 5,598 671 4,816 91 6 14 128 25 72 7 8 17

Male
 
      Total (17)
5,594 1,847 1,948 204 422 1,174 1,205 176 61 89 254 624
16 to 17 years 371 7 0 13 6 345 57 0 0 0 2 55
18 to 64 years 3,578 1,604 549 184 414 827 1,098 167 35 89 244 564
    18 to 24 years 712 78 7 21 86 520 419 14 0 22 55 328
    25 to 34 years 404 111 31 35 81 145 248 38 0 34 60 116
    35 to 54 years 1,494 964 113 96 181 140 316 82 7 29 104 95
    55 to 64 years 969 451 399 31 66 22 115 33 28 3 26 24
65 years and over 1,645 236 1,399 7 2 1 50 9 26 0 8 6

Female
 
      Total (17)
9,204 2,198 4,032 1,736 210 1,028 1,787 183 96 589 142 777
16 to 17 years 319 16 0 7 5 290 59 0 0 2 0 57
18 to 64 years 4,932 1,747 614 1,645 200 725 1,648 167 50 580 142 709
    18 to 24 years 884 76 22 303 39 443 676 42 0 155 27 453
    25 to 34 years 929 185 28 528 49 139 417 33 8 193 43 139
    35 to 54 years 1,931 910 128 697 83 113 415 72 7 190 50 96
    55 to 64 years 1,188 575 436 116 29 31 139 21 35 42 22 20
65 years and over 3,953 435 3,417 84 4 13 79 15 46 7 0 11

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
9,200 3,374 1,164 1,849 626 2,187 2,863 335 85 671 387 1,384
In families (2) 5,565 1,669 720 1,474 348 1,354 1,432 161 46 457 231 538
      Householder 2,261 844 351 748 116 203 747 100 28 302 121 196
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,167 751 80 1,165 176 995 1,081 127 9 394 154 397
      Householder 1,332 450 45 628 76 133 590 83 6 259 89 152
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,378 282 37 737 75 247 596 77 3 271 81 165
      Householder 668 147 18 410 32 61 372 48 3 176 49 96
In married-couple families (11) 3,297 852 624 1,020 138 663 749 88 37 229 138 258
      Husbands (11) 906 395 298 58 55 99 256 54 25 21 82 74
      Wives (11) 1,679 374 319 889 27 70 327 20 11 201 41 55
      Related children (18) 611 59 4 55 44 448 154 9 0 7 15 123
      Other 101 23 2 17 11 46 12 6 0 0 0 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,755 349 55 783 84 484 546 67 8 193 86 192
      Husbands (11) 328 160 33 40 38 55 181 43 7 21 59 52
      Wives (11) 928 144 18 698 24 43 246 15 1 168 19 43
      Related children (18) 441 27 1 31 15 366 108 4 0 5 8 92
      Other 59 18 2 15 6 19 11 6 0 0 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
832 142 27 485 33 145 300 38 2 128 43 89
      Husbands (11) 135 51 15 24 16 28 104 23 2 15 30 35
      Wives (11) 533 64 10 427 7 25 154 10 0 108 7 29
      Related children (18) 119 15 0 19 4 81 32 0 0 5 6 20
      Other 45 13 2 15 5 11 10 5 0 0 0 5
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
556 248 33 59 74 142 120 14 0 24 29 53
      Householder 256 143 24 25 37 27 64 7 0 10 22 24
      Other 300 105 9 33 37 116 57 7 0 14 7 29
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
267 96 7 33 31 99 66 7 0 15 20 24
      Householder 122 74 6 12 16 15 41 5 0 9 18 10
      Related children (18) 104 8 0 7 9 80 17 0 0 3 2 12
      Other 40 14 1 14 6 4 8 2 0 4 0 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
82 30 3 20 16 14 29 3 0 7 13 6
      Householder 45 21 2 7 10 5 21 1 0 3 11 6
      Related children (18) 21 4 0 6 4 7 4 0 0 2 1 0
      Other 17 5 1 7 2 2 4 2 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,712 570 63 395 136 548 562 58 9 204 64 227
      Householder 744 304 19 299 28 95 395 52 9 184 44 106
      Other 968 266 44 96 108 454 167 6 0 20 20 121
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,145 306 18 348 60 413 469 53 1 186 49 181
      Householder 608 226 9 277 21 75 350 47 1 169 36 97
      Related children (18) 415 31 2 50 24 308 107 6 0 15 11 76
      Other 123 49 8 21 15 30 12 0 0 2 2 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
464 110 7 233 27 87 267 36 1 135 26 69
      Householder 299 65 2 189 11 32 227 31 1 118 20 56
      Related children (18) 86 8 1 27 9 41 33 5 0 15 6 8
      Other 78 37 3 16 7 15 7 0 0 2 0 5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
96 22 0 39 2 34 34 5 0 18 1 9
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,540 1,683 444 337 276 800 1,397 169 40 196 156 837
      Male 1,703 795 206 70 174 459 642 93 10 48 108 383
        Householder 1,110 594 156 46 98 216 361 63 10 19 67 202
      Female 1,837 888 238 267 102 341 755 76 30 149 47 454
        Householder 1,113 671 202 68 54 118 391 53 24 68 17 230

Poverty Footnotes

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