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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 alone
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,123 154 349 231 49 341 220 19 0 35 25 141
16 to 17 years 77 0 0 3 2 72 7 0 0 0 0 7
18 to 64 years 751 106 117 213 47 268 208 19 0 33 25 131
    18 to 24 years 169 6 4 11 11 138 70 8 0 6 1 55
    25 to 34 years 157 10 7 50 10 79 58 1 0 12 4 40
    35 to 54 years 279 54 20 134 19 51 67 5 0 12 17 33
    55 to 64 years 146 36 85 18 7 0 12 5 0 2 4 1
65 years and over 294 48 232 15 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 4

Male
 
      Total (17)
418 62 129 25 25 177 92 9 0 4 21 58
16 to 17 years 39 0 0 0 2 38 5 0 0 0 0 5
18 to 64 years 273 45 45 22 23 139 86 9 0 4 21 52
    18 to 24 years 71 3 2 0 5 61 26 5 0 0 0 21
    25 to 34 years 70 6 2 2 7 52 22 0 0 2 4 16
    35 to 54 years 79 20 9 15 10 25 27 0 0 0 13 14
    55 to 64 years 54 15 33 4 2 0 10 4 0 2 4 0
65 years and over 105 18 84 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
705 91 220 206 24 164 128 9 0 31 5 83
16 to 17 years 38 0 0 3 0 34 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 478 61 72 191 24 130 122 9 0 29 5 79
    18 to 24 years 99 3 2 11 6 76 44 2 0 6 1 34
    25 to 34 years 87 4 5 48 3 27 36 1 0 10 0 24
    35 to 54 years 200 33 12 119 10 26 40 5 0 12 4 19
    55 to 64 years 92 21 53 13 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
65 years and over 189 30 148 12 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
828 106 117 216 49 341 215 19 0 33 25 137
In families (2) 598 59 98 196 32 213 132 15 0 27 21 69
      Householder 197 24 44 74 14 40 56 9 0 8 9 30
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
348 20 24 148 25 130 74 9 0 15 12 38
      Householder 103 8 6 61 13 14 35 4 0 5 6 21
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
159 9 15 85 14 36 29 3 0 8 2 17
      Householder 52 4 2 32 7 8 21 3 0 3 2 13
In married-couple families (11) 457 38 86 174 25 136 97 12 0 20 17 49
      Husbands (11) 99 18 29 17 11 24 41 6 0 2 15 19
      Wives (11) 237 15 49 150 5 17 35 3 0 14 2 17
      Related children (18) 105 4 1 3 8 89 21 3 0 4 0 14
      Other 17 0 6 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
264 12 18 130 18 86 56 7 0 10 11 28
      Husbands (11) 43 9 3 10 10 11 27 2 0 0 11 14
      Wives (11) 139 4 8 116 5 6 20 2 0 10 0 8
      Related children (18) 68 0 0 0 3 65 9 3 0 0 0 6
      Other 13 0 6 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
135 7 9 74 12 33 23 3 0 6 2 12
      Husbands (11) 24 4 0 4 8 8 11 2 0 0 2 8
      Wives (11) 80 4 2 69 3 3 11 1 0 6 0 4
      Related children (18) 20 0 0 0 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 11 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
37 4 8 4 3 18 8 0 0 0 4 4
      Householder 13 1 4 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 0
      Other 25 3 4 4 2 12 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
19 2 4 2 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Householder 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 8 0 0 2 0 6 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
103 17 4 19 4 58 27 3 0 7 0 16
      Householder 38 8 2 11 4 13 14 1 0 3 0 9
      Other 65 9 3 7 0 45 13 2 0 4 0 7
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
65 6 2 16 4 36 16 2 0 5 0 9
      Householder 23 4 0 10 4 6 9 0 0 3 0 6
      Related children (18) 34 3 0 3 0 28 5 2 0 0 0 3
      Other 8 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
18 2 2 9 2 3 7 0 0 2 0 5
      Householder 12 2 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 2 0 3
      Related children (18) 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 5 0 2 2 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)
228 47 18 20 16 127 83 3 0 6 5 68
      Male 103 19 12 3 8 61 28 0 0 2 2 23
        Householder 60 11 10 2 5 32 18 0 0 0 2 15
      Female 126 28 7 17 8 66 55 3 0 4 2 45
        Householder 72 23 7 2 6 35 35 3 0 2 1 29

Poverty Footnotes

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