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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,179 161 352 244 52 371 238 20 0 43 27 147
16 to 17 years 87 0 0 3 2 82 8 0 0 0 0 8
18 to 64 years 794 113 118 224 50 289 224 20 0 41 27 136
    18 to 24 years 187 6 4 15 12 150 77 8 0 9 1 59
    25 to 34 years 171 11 7 57 10 86 67 2 0 17 6 42
    35 to 54 years 285 56 21 135 20 54 69 6 0 13 17 33
    55 to 64 years 151 40 86 18 7 0 12 5 0 2 4 1
65 years and over 298 48 234 16 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 4

Male
 
      Total (17)
441 67 131 27 27 189 101 10 0 6 22 62
16 to 17 years 40 0 0 0 2 38 6 0 0 0 0 6
18 to 64 years 295 49 46 24 25 150 93 10 0 6 22 55
    18 to 24 years 81 3 2 1 6 69 32 5 0 2 0 24
    25 to 34 years 75 7 2 3 8 56 25 1 0 2 5 16
    35 to 54 years 82 22 9 16 10 25 27 0 0 0 13 14
    55 to 64 years 56 17 33 4 2 0 10 4 0 2 4 0
65 years and over 106 18 85 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
738 94 220 217 25 182 137 10 0 37 5 86
16 to 17 years 47 0 0 3 0 43 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 500 64 72 200 25 139 131 10 0 35 5 81
    18 to 24 years 106 3 2 13 6 81 45 2 0 7 1 35
    25 to 34 years 96 4 5 55 3 29 43 1 0 15 1 26
    35 to 54 years 203 34 12 119 10 28 41 6 0 13 4 19
    55 to 64 years 95 23 53 13 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
65 years and over 192 30 148 13 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
881 113 118 227 52 371 232 20 0 41 27 144
In families (2) 627 63 99 206 33 225 144 17 0 35 22 71
      Householder 206 26 45 79 15 41 64 9 0 14 10 31
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
373 22 24 158 27 141 86 11 0 23 13 40
      Householder 110 10 6 66 13 15 42 4 0 11 7 21
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
171 9 15 92 15 39 36 3 0 13 3 17
      Householder 53 4 2 33 7 8 26 3 0 8 3 13
In married-couple families (11) 475 40 86 181 25 143 104 13 0 25 17 49
      Husbands (11) 103 20 29 18 11 24 42 7 0 2 15 19
      Wives (11) 241 15 49 154 5 17 41 3 0 19 2 17
      Related children (18) 111 4 1 3 8 95 21 3 0 4 0 14
      Other 19 0 6 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
279 14 18 137 18 93 63 9 0 15 11 28
      Husbands (11) 47 10 3 12 10 11 28 3 0 0 11 14
      Wives (11) 144 4 8 121 5 6 25 2 0 15 0 8
      Related children (18) 74 0 0 0 3 70 9 3 0 0 0 6
      Other 15 0 6 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
143 7 9 79 12 36 27 3 0 10 2 12
      Husbands (11) 26 4 0 6 8 8 11 2 0 0 2 8
      Wives (11) 83 4 2 71 3 3 15 1 0 10 0 4
      Related children (18) 23 0 0 0 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 12 0 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
39 4 8 4 3 20 9 0 0 0 5 4
      Householder 13 1 4 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 3 0
      Other 26 3 4 4 2 14 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
20 2 4 2 3 9 3 0 0 0 1 2
      Householder 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
      Related children (18) 9 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 8 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
113 18 5 22 6 62 32 3 0 10 0 18
      Householder 41 9 2 13 4 14 16 1 0 4 0 10
      Other 72 10 3 9 1 49 16 2 0 6 0 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
73 6 2 20 6 40 20 2 0 8 0 9
      Householder 25 4 0 11 4 6 10 0 0 4 0 6
      Related children (18) 39 3 0 4 1 31 8 2 0 2 0 4
      Other 9 0 2 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
22 2 2 11 3 4 8 0 0 3 0 5
      Householder 12 2 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 3 0 3
      Related children (18) 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 6 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
252 50 18 21 17 145 88 3 0 6 6 72
      Male 113 20 12 3 9 70 31 0 0 2 3 26
        Householder 64 12 10 2 5 36 20 0 0 0 3 17
      Female 138 30 7 18 8 76 57 3 0 4 3 46
        Householder 79 25 7 2 6 39 36 3 0 2 2 29

Poverty Footnotes

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