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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 alone
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
5,679 1,939 1,079 823 480 1,358 917 152 38 216 150 361
16 to 17 years 599 17 5 13 10 554 41 0 0 0 0 41
18 to 64 years 3,911 1,606 258 789 460 798 855 145 31 215 145 319
    18 to 24 years 980 70 11 196 125 578 267 24 0 42 23 178
    25 to 34 years 725 207 8 270 116 124 262 40 0 106 46 70
    35 to 54 years 1,449 859 58 271 183 78 240 51 8 54 64 63
    55 to 64 years 756 469 182 51 36 18 86 30 23 13 13 8
65 years and over 1,169 317 816 21 10 6 21 7 8 1 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,312 859 363 142 299 648 305 34 13 30 75 153
16 to 17 years 304 11 3 5 9 276 23 0 0 0 0 23
18 to 64 years 1,637 745 102 134 288 367 280 34 11 30 75 130
    18 to 24 years 438 40 5 40 71 282 102 8 0 3 12 80
    25 to 34 years 264 112 3 47 64 38 74 4 0 12 29 28
    35 to 54 years 610 381 22 37 128 42 72 12 7 14 24 15
    55 to 64 years 325 212 73 11 24 4 32 9 5 1 10 6
65 years and over 371 103 258 3 3 5 2 0 2 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,367 1,080 716 680 181 710 612 118 25 186 75 208
16 to 17 years 295 6 2 7 2 278 18 0 0 0 0 18
18 to 64 years 2,274 860 156 654 172 431 575 111 19 184 71 189
    18 to 24 years 543 30 7 157 54 295 164 16 0 40 11 97
    25 to 34 years 462 95 5 224 52 86 187 36 0 93 17 42
    35 to 54 years 838 478 36 234 55 36 168 39 1 40 40 48
    55 to 64 years 431 257 109 40 12 13 55 21 18 11 3 2
65 years and over 798 213 558 19 7 1 20 7 6 1 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
4,510 1,623 263 801 471 1,352 896 145 31 215 145 360
In families (2) 3,258 924 147 652 348 1,186 665 103 21 185 93 262
      Householder 1,142 464 68 382 104 124 362 64 10 133 52 104
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,325 522 71 528 207 997 517 86 8 165 63 195
      Householder 876 320 36 340 82 98 325 55 6 123 39 102
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
995 189 25 365 91 325 310 38 1 129 43 98
      Householder 467 116 11 253 35 53 207 21 1 101 23 61
In married-couple families (11) 881 239 86 212 80 264 158 25 10 42 22 59
      Husbands (11) 218 103 31 18 36 29 48 9 5 11 13 11
      Wives (11) 341 69 50 183 20 20 60 14 5 27 6 8
      Related children (18) 297 51 2 10 24 210 38 2 0 4 2 30
      Other 26 17 3 1 0 5 12 0 0 0 1 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
551 120 30 159 44 198 105 19 5 35 14 32
      Husbands (11) 117 57 8 12 25 15 32 6 2 8 10 7
      Wives (11) 211 35 17 137 8 13 46 11 3 24 3 6
      Related children (18) 214 25 2 10 11 166 17 2 0 4 0 11
      Other 9 2 3 1 0 4 10 0 0 0 1 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
260 45 6 104 29 76 57 6 0 22 11 18
      Husbands (11) 44 19 0 4 16 5 20 2 0 6 8 3
      Wives (11) 127 13 4 97 6 7 26 3 0 14 3 6
      Related children (18) 84 12 0 3 7 63 7 0 0 2 0 6
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
317 133 9 29 41 106 52 7 7 5 15 19
      Householder 114 67 3 8 19 18 26 4 0 3 13 6
      Other 203 66 6 21 22 89 27 2 7 2 2 13
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
191 64 3 16 22 87 25 2 0 5 9 10
      Householder 76 41 3 3 13 16 18 2 0 3 9 4
      Related children (18) 59 3 0 3 5 48 2 0 0 0 0 2
      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)
62 15 2 7 9 29 16 0 0 3 6 7
      Householder 28 11 2 2 5 8 10 0 0 2 6 1
      Related children (18) 12 0 0 3 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 22 3 0 2 4 13 5 0 0 1 0 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,059 551 52 411 227 817 454 71 5 138 56 184
      Householder 766 317 30 278 60 81 293 47 5 116 32 94
      Other 1,293 235 22 133 167 736 161 25 0 22 24 90
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,583 338 39 353 141 713 387 65 3 125 41 153
      Householder 647 243 22 260 51 71 277 44 3 109 27 94
      Related children (18) 745 33 4 58 64 586 82 13 0 9 11 49
      Other 191 62 12 35 26 55 29 8 0 7 3 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
673 129 17 254 54 219 236 33 1 103 26 74
      Householder 355 90 9 199 16 41 183 19 1 91 15 57
      Related children (18) 226 7 1 37 33 148 32 11 0 5 8 9
      Other 92 31 7 18 5 31 21 2 0 7 3 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,235 699 115 136 121 164 231 42 10 30 52 97
      Male 636 360 60 52 88 76 110 18 0 5 28 60
        Householder 399 269 42 8 56 25 68 14 0 5 17 32
      Female 598 339 55 84 33 88 121 24 10 25 25 37
        Householder 453 306 51 29 22 45 80 23 8 9 14 26

Poverty Footnotes

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