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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
5,855 1,978 1,103 872 496 1,405 964 163 38 226 158 379
16 to 17 years 621 17 5 13 10 576 45 0 0 0 0 45
18 to 64 years 4,041 1,642 264 838 476 822 897 156 31 224 153 333
    18 to 24 years 1,020 75 11 212 129 593 284 24 0 47 24 189
    25 to 34 years 758 210 10 290 119 130 272 42 0 111 48 71
    35 to 54 years 1,484 873 58 283 188 81 254 58 8 54 69 65
    55 to 64 years 780 483 186 53 40 18 87 31 23 13 13 8
65 years and over 1,192 320 834 21 10 7 21 7 8 1 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,384 875 372 153 305 678 328 42 13 33 79 161
16 to 17 years 315 11 3 5 9 288 23 0 0 0 0 23
18 to 64 years 1,688 760 104 145 294 384 303 42 11 33 79 138
    18 to 24 years 455 44 5 41 73 292 111 8 0 5 13 85
    25 to 34 years 276 114 4 51 64 43 77 4 0 12 31 30
    35 to 54 years 626 387 22 41 130 46 82 19 7 14 26 16
    55 to 64 years 330 216 73 11 26 4 33 10 5 1 10 6
65 years and over 381 104 265 3 3 6 2 0 2 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,471 1,103 731 718 191 727 636 121 25 193 79 218
16 to 17 years 306 6 2 7 2 288 22 0 0 0 0 22
18 to 64 years 2,354 881 161 693 182 438 595 114 19 192 74 195
    18 to 24 years 565 30 7 171 56 301 173 16 0 42 11 103
    25 to 34 years 483 96 5 239 55 87 195 38 0 98 17 42
    35 to 54 years 857 487 36 242 57 36 172 39 1 40 43 48
    55 to 64 years 449 268 113 41 14 13 55 21 18 11 3 2
65 years and over 812 216 569 19 7 1 20 7 6 1 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
4,662 1,658 269 851 486 1,398 942 156 31 224 153 378
In families (2) 3,364 941 152 690 357 1,223 696 107 21 192 99 276
      Householder 1,179 471 72 401 109 126 378 68 10 138 55 107
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,412 535 71 560 216 1,029 544 87 8 172 69 208
      Householder 905 325 36 359 87 98 337 56 6 129 42 104
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,036 193 25 385 98 335 329 38 1 134 48 108
      Householder 483 117 11 264 38 53 217 21 1 106 26 63
In married-couple families (11) 927 247 91 231 84 273 171 26 10 47 26 62
      Husbands (11) 224 106 33 18 38 29 50 10 5 11 13 11
      Wives (11) 368 72 53 201 21 21 67 14 5 32 8 8
      Related children (18) 303 52 2 10 25 215 41 2 0 4 2 33
      Other 32 17 3 3 0 9 13 0 0 0 2 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
585 123 30 177 48 207 116 19 5 41 17 35
      Husbands (11) 120 59 8 12 27 15 32 6 2 8 10 7
      Wives (11) 231 37 17 153 10 14 53 11 3 29 4 6
      Related children (18) 219 25 2 10 11 171 19 2 0 4 0 14
      Other 14 2 3 2 0 7 12 0 0 0 2 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
276 45 6 119 30 76 64 6 0 28 13 18
      Husbands (11) 44 19 0 4 16 5 20 2 0 6 8 3
      Wives (11) 142 13 4 111 8 7 31 3 0 19 3 6
      Related children (18) 84 12 0 3 7 63 7 0 0 2 0 6
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
331 136 9 33 41 113 58 7 7 5 16 23
      Householder 117 67 3 11 19 18 30 4 0 3 14 9
      Other 214 69 6 22 22 95 28 2 7 2 2 15
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
200 67 3 18 22 90 29 2 0 5 10 13
      Householder 79 41 3 6 13 16 21 2 0 3 10 6
      Related children (18) 66 5 0 3 5 52 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 56 20 0 9 4 22 5 0 0 1 0 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
63 15 2 7 9 31 20 0 0 3 7 10
      Householder 28 11 2 2 5 8 12 0 0 2 7 3
      Related children (18) 13 0 0 3 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 22 3 0 2 4 13 5 0 0 1 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,107 558 52 426 233 837 467 74 5 140 58 190
      Householder 786 322 30 288 64 83 298 49 5 116 34 94
      Other 1,321 237 22 138 169 755 169 25 0 24 24 96
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,627 345 39 365 147 731 399 67 3 127 43 160
      Householder 665 248 22 269 54 71 280 46 3 109 29 94
      Related children (18) 768 35 4 58 66 605 90 13 0 11 11 55
      Other 193 62 12 37 26 55 29 8 0 7 3 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
696 133 17 259 59 228 244 33 1 103 28 80
      Householder 366 92 9 205 20 41 185 19 1 91 17 57
      Related children (18) 239 9 1 37 35 156 38 11 0 5 8 15
      Other 92 31 7 18 5 31 21 2 0 7 3 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 0 1 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,280 717 116 145 127 173 246 49 10 32 54 101
      Male 657 366 60 56 91 83 123 25 0 5 30 63
        Householder 412 276 42 8 59 27 72 14 0 5 19 33
      Female 622 351 56 89 36 90 123 24 10 27 25 38
        Householder 470 318 52 29 25 45 80 23 8 9 14 26

Poverty Footnotes

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