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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
Hispanic (any race)
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
5,485 1,017 977 1,906 332 1,252 1,074 125 14 301 253 381
16 to 17 years 599 10 4 26 6 552 49 1 0 3 3 42
18 to 64 years 3,889 831 219 1,825 319 697 998 117 5 295 247 334
    18 to 24 years 898 51 9 273 84 480 284 22 0 62 39 161
    25 to 34 years 1,038 94 19 722 91 112 341 32 0 128 91 90
    35 to 54 years 1,459 470 44 726 122 98 330 53 2 96 105 75
    55 to 64 years 495 215 148 104 22 6 43 10 3 9 12 8
65 years and over 997 176 755 56 8 3 27 7 9 3 3 5

Male
 
      Total (17)
1,870 458 403 140 213 656 459 40 4 49 181 185
16 to 17 years 279 4 0 8 3 263 27 1 0 0 3 23
18 to 64 years 1,214 403 90 128 204 390 420 34 0 49 177 160
    18 to 24 years 364 31 5 12 54 261 110 0 0 7 30 72
    25 to 34 years 220 46 12 51 50 62 151 7 0 22 77 45
    35 to 54 years 447 228 17 57 80 65 143 23 0 19 62 39
    55 to 64 years 183 98 55 7 20 2 17 5 0 1 7 4
65 years and over 377 51 313 4 5 3 12 5 3 1 1 2

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,615 559 575 1,766 119 596 615 85 11 251 72 196
16 to 17 years 320 6 4 17 3 290 22 0 0 3 0 19
18 to 64 years 2,675 428 129 1,697 115 307 578 83 5 246 70 174
    18 to 24 years 534 20 4 261 30 219 175 22 0 55 9 89
    25 to 34 years 818 49 7 671 41 50 190 25 0 106 14 45
    35 to 54 years 1,012 242 27 668 42 33 187 30 2 77 42 36
    55 to 64 years 312 117 92 97 2 4 26 5 3 8 5 4
65 years and over 620 125 441 51 2 0 15 2 6 3 2 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
4,488 841 223 1,851 324 1,249 1,047 118 5 298 251 376
In families (2) 3,754 576 163 1,669 248 1,098 748 89 3 253 169 233
      Householder 1,263 261 71 748 83 101 396 63 0 165 93 75
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,996 338 55 1,492 169 942 634 70 0 242 125 196
      Householder 1,020 186 16 684 62 72 355 50 0 162 77 65
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,624 122 25 1,038 90 348 391 41 0 180 78 93
      Householder 623 70 3 483 30 36 243 30 0 127 48 37
In married-couple families (11) 2,313 272 119 1,224 134 563 414 41 3 154 106 110
      Husbands (11) 290 117 48 60 37 29 133 15 0 25 63 29
      Wives (11) 1,293 101 58 1,059 39 36 185 23 3 117 21 21
      Related children (18) 564 33 3 41 35 452 78 3 0 7 9 59
      Other 166 22 10 65 23 47 19 0 0 4 13 2
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,898 168 33 1,095 99 503 354 29 0 146 85 95
      Husbands (11) 182 79 12 43 28 19 115 15 0 24 52 23
      Wives (11) 1,093 57 15 960 33 28 151 11 0 111 12 18
      Related children (18) 488 18 2 30 22 416 69 3 0 6 8 52
      Other 135 15 4 61 15 40 19 0 0 4 13 2
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,099 62 15 751 57 214 222 16 0 101 54 51
      Husbands (11) 80 31 5 22 12 9 76 5 0 18 33 19
      Wives (11) 721 18 6 660 20 17 102 10 0 75 6 11
      Related children (18) 200 8 0 19 16 157 33 0 0 6 6 20
      Other 98 5 3 50 8 31 12 0 0 2 9 2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
255 45 11 61 27 111 49 5 0 5 19 20
      Householder 90 19 8 14 11 38 22 3 0 5 5 10
      Other 164 26 3 47 16 73 27 2 0 1 14 10
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
162 31 0 40 8 82 31 4 0 5 8 14
      Householder 53 16 0 10 6 22 19 2 0 5 5 9
      Related children (18) 55 4 0 6 2 43 7 1 0 0 2 4
      Other 54 11 0 24 1 18 5 1 0 1 2 1
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
53 8 0 28 2 14 13 2 0 4 2 5
      Householder 16 6 0 5 1 5 12 2 0 3 2 5
      Related children (18) 9 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 27 3 0 18 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,187 259 34 383 87 424 284 43 0 94 44 103
      Householder 524 138 20 299 30 37 181 36 0 82 28 35
      Other 663 121 14 83 58 387 104 7 0 12 16 68
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
937 139 22 358 63 357 249 37 0 91 33 87
      Householder 455 104 12 282 25 31 171 31 0 80 28 32
      Related children (18) 385 16 0 49 17 303 55 7 0 3 1 44
      Other 98 19 9 26 21 22 23 0 0 8 4 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
472 52 10 259 31 120 156 23 0 75 21 37
      Householder 287 39 2 214 12 20 116 18 0 65 17 16
      Related children (18) 139 8 0 32 5 94 24 5 0 3 0 15
      Other 46 4 8 14 14 6 17 0 0 8 4 5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
32 2 0 21 0 8 19 0 0 2 6 11
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
701 263 59 161 76 142 280 28 2 43 75 132
      Male 333 136 21 24 62 91 163 15 0 17 65 66
        Householder 145 88 15 7 19 16 65 8 0 13 22 22
      Female 369 127 38 137 14 52 117 14 2 25 10 66
        Householder 168 99 28 18 3 20 59 10 2 7 4 35

Poverty Footnotes

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