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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
All races
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
34,588 8,642 11,922 5,991 1,733 6,300 6,796 886 332 1,552 1,075 2,951
16 to 17 years 2,541 55 12 78 40 2,356 305 3 0 10 5 288
18 to 64 years 20,558 7,070 2,259 5,650 1,663 3,915 6,183 828 168 1,517 1,048 2,621
    18 to 24 years 4,328 359 57 934 400 2,577 2,130 120 0 331 185 1,494
    25 to 34 years 3,816 696 115 1,922 389 694 1,663 190 8 575 298 593
    35 to 54 years 7,865 3,847 443 2,336 679 561 1,819 387 34 514 447 436
    55 to 64 years 4,548 2,168 1,644 458 195 82 570 132 126 96 118 98
65 years and over 11,489 1,516 9,650 262 30 30 309 55 164 26 21 42

Male
 
      Total (17)
13,190 4,009 4,237 615 1,115 3,215 2,782 374 132 215 685 1,375
16 to 17 years 1,288 23 6 37 29 1,194 156 1 0 3 5 147
18 to 64 years 8,078 3,446 996 558 1,072 2,006 2,522 351 77 210 668 1,215
    18 to 24 years 1,895 194 21 97 254 1,330 877 32 0 40 129 676
    25 to 34 years 1,117 331 62 156 227 341 646 68 0 82 204 291
    35 to 54 years 3,096 1,885 205 242 458 307 743 189 21 77 258 198
    55 to 64 years 1,969 1,037 708 62 133 29 256 62 56 11 77 51
65 years and over 3,824 540 3,235 21 15 14 105 22 55 2 12 13

Female
 
      Total (17)
21,397 4,633 7,685 5,375 618 3,086 4,014 512 200 1,337 390 1,576
16 to 17 years 1,252 32 6 42 11 1,162 149 1 0 7 0 140
18 to 64 years 12,480 3,624 1,264 5,092 591 1,908 3,661 477 91 1,306 380 1,406
    18 to 24 years 2,433 166 36 837 146 1,247 1,253 88 0 291 56 818
    25 to 34 years 2,700 366 53 1,766 162 354 1,017 121 8 493 93 302
    35 to 54 years 4,769 1,962 238 2,094 221 254 1,076 198 13 437 189 239
    55 to 64 years 2,579 1,131 936 395 62 53 315 71 70 86 42 47
65 years and over 7,665 976 6,416 241 16 16 204 33 109 24 9 30

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
23,098 7,125 2,271 5,728 1,703 6,271 6,487 831 168 1,526 1,053 2,909
In families (2) 16,743 4,159 1,536 4,961 1,177 4,910 4,035 502 101 1,202 672 1,559
      Householder 5,918 1,971 729 2,321 371 526 1,963 309 52 734 335 532
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
10,842 1,954 274 4,069 683 3,862 3,007 369 25 1,036 450 1,127
      Householder 3,818 1,090 118 2,000 258 352 1,576 242 15 652 248 418
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
4,982 716 109 2,711 304 1,142 1,671 204 6 742 241 478
      Householder 2,061 373 38 1,362 112 175 992 130 4 477 137 243
In married-couple families (11) 9,330 1,913 1,260 3,461 504 2,193 2,094 230 74 676 377 736
      Husbands (11) 1,976 863 553 179 180 201 661 121 48 78 223 191
      Wives (11) 4,702 750 651 2,992 119 191 910 85 24 556 107 138
      Related children (18) 2,233 219 23 165 155 1,671 454 19 1 33 28 373
      Other 418 81 32 125 50 130 68 6 1 9 19 34
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
5,855 828 171 2,803 321 1,733 1,522 166 18 570 245 522
      Husbands (11) 815 376 69 130 125 115 454 90 11 69 160 125
      Wives (11) 3,031 306 68 2,450 88 119 682 57 7 466 52 99
      Related children (18) 1,715 100 9 111 80 1,415 335 13 0 26 17 279
      Other 294 47 25 111 27 85 51 6 1 9 16 19
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,954 327 67 1,834 153 574 848 92 2 391 128 236
      Husbands (11) 336 128 26 72 53 57 268 49 2 52 82 83
      Wives (11) 1,858 126 23 1,599 44 66 437 37 0 311 23 66
      Related children (18) 550 45 0 70 38 397 111 0 0 22 13 75
      Other 210 28 19 93 18 54 32 5 0 6 9 11
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,482 569 75 186 169 483 331 41 7 47 93 143
      Householder 573 291 47 51 82 102 181 26 0 23 60 72
      Other 909 278 27 135 87 381 150 15 7 25 33 71
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
778 229 16 112 78 343 183 25 0 33 51 73
      Householder 291 148 12 27 46 57 120 17 0 21 43 39
      Related children (18) 289 17 0 24 18 230 40 3 0 5 4 28
      Other 199 64 4 61 14 56 23 5 0 6 5 7
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
250 60 9 74 32 76 85 11 0 21 30 24
      Householder 102 41 5 16 21 19 62 9 0 11 26 16
      Related children (18) 59 6 0 20 5 28 10 0 0 5 1 4
      Other 89 13 3 38 6 29 13 2 0 4 3 4
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
5,932 1,678 202 1,314 504 2,234 1,610 230 20 478 202 680
      Householder 2,245 848 100 930 126 242 965 162 14 401 113 274
      Other 3,686 830 103 384 378 1,992 646 68 6 77 88 406
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
4,209 897 87 1,154 285 1,785 1,302 178 6 433 153 531
      Householder 1,819 618 49 862 99 191 870 138 5 373 100 255
      Related children (18) 1,900 122 10 181 120 1,467 349 27 0 41 43 239
      Other 490 158 29 111 65 127 83 14 2 19 11 37
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,778 329 34 804 119 493 737 101 5 330 83 219
      Householder 983 203 13 628 41 97 556 74 3 282 56 141
      Related children (18) 538 36 3 108 51 339 121 19 0 31 18 53
      Other 257 89 17 68 26 57 60 8 2 17 9 24
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
162 25 1 80 6 49 66 9 0 22 7 27
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
6,193 2,941 734 687 520 1,311 2,386 321 67 302 374 1,322
      Male 3,004 1,431 334 163 348 728 1,143 159 16 79 252 638
        Householder 1,890 1,071 252 68 189 309 620 106 16 41 132 326
      Female 3,190 1,510 400 524 172 584 1,243 162 52 223 122 684
        Householder 2,015 1,211 344 122 98 241 689 119 43 98 65 363

Poverty Footnotes

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