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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
25,997 6,112 10,029 4,636 1,106 4,114 5,245 651 271 1,233 830 2,258
16 to 17 years 1,654 35 7 57 26 1,530 241 3 0 8 5 225
18 to 64 years 14,773 5,007 1,778 4,364 1,060 2,563 4,742 602 126 1,203 808 2,002
    18 to 24 years 2,867 257 41 681 237 1,650 1,675 85 0 271 152 1,167
    25 to 34 years 2,779 452 95 1,520 249 464 1,233 135 8 432 226 432
    35 to 54 years 5,712 2,726 349 1,813 435 388 1,395 297 22 421 334 321
    55 to 64 years 3,415 1,573 1,292 350 139 61 439 86 96 79 97 82
65 years and over 9,569 1,070 8,244 214 20 21 262 47 146 22 17 31

Male
 
      Total (17)
9,709 2,888 3,556 401 718 2,146 2,193 302 111 175 554 1,052
16 to 17 years 836 12 3 30 18 773 117 1 0 3 5 108
18 to 64 years 5,708 2,487 812 355 688 1,366 1,981 280 61 169 536 934
    18 to 24 years 1,233 137 14 45 159 878 680 17 0 38 109 516
    25 to 34 years 734 194 54 101 144 241 488 57 0 64 154 213
    35 to 54 years 2,232 1,387 166 168 288 223 604 158 13 60 211 163
    55 to 64 years 1,508 769 577 41 97 24 210 48 48 8 63 42
65 years and over 3,165 390 2,742 15 11 7 95 21 50 2 12 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
16,288 3,224 6,473 4,235 388 1,968 3,052 350 161 1,058 277 1,207
16 to 17 years 818 23 4 27 7 757 124 1 0 5 0 117
18 to 64 years 9,065 2,521 967 4,010 372 1,197 2,760 322 65 1,033 272 1,068
    18 to 24 years 1,633 119 27 636 78 772 995 68 0 234 42 651
    25 to 34 years 2,045 258 41 1,419 104 223 745 78 8 367 73 219
    35 to 54 years 3,480 1,339 183 1,645 147 165 791 139 10 361 123 158
    55 to 64 years 1,907 804 715 309 42 37 229 37 47 71 34 40
65 years and over 6,404 680 5,502 199 9 15 167 26 96 19 5 22

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
16,427 5,042 1,785 4,422 1,086 4,092 4,983 604 126 1,211 814 2,228
In families (2) 11,748 2,910 1,208 3,851 717 3,061 2,974 350 74 931 508 1,112
      Householder 4,294 1,381 578 1,759 234 343 1,436 217 42 562 257 359
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
7,416 1,279 160 3,178 408 2,392 2,228 261 14 804 338 811
      Householder 2,667 714 70 1,507 151 225 1,135 173 8 497 191 267
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,535 478 61 2,118 187 690 1,233 159 5 564 182 324
      Householder 1,456 241 21 1,018 68 108 720 104 3 353 108 152
In married-couple families (11) 7,413 1,537 1,034 2,892 354 1,595 1,706 179 61 569 320 577
      Husbands (11) 1,561 703 475 131 108 144 537 97 42 62 191 145
      Wives (11) 3,897 627 525 2,519 88 136 750 63 17 477 90 104
      Related children (18) 1,629 150 17 140 115 1,208 372 12 1 23 26 310
      Other 325 58 17 101 42 107 47 6 1 7 14 19
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
4,635 644 109 2,358 229 1,294 1,258 133 11 483 210 422
      Husbands (11) 596 287 53 97 73 86 370 77 8 57 134 93
      Wives (11) 2,528 252 38 2,074 72 92 568 43 1 399 48 77
      Related children (18) 1,268 66 7 92 59 1,044 290 7 0 20 17 245
      Other 242 39 11 95 25 71 31 6 1 7 11 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,385 259 45 1,552 104 424 708 82 2 331 113 181
      Husbands (11) 245 98 21 54 28 43 220 43 2 42 71 63
      Wives (11) 1,564 104 17 1,356 33 55 369 33 0 266 20 49
      Related children (18) 404 33 0 61 28 281 94 0 0 18 13 63
      Other 171 23 7 80 15 46 25 5 0 5 9 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,027 388 54 145 118 321 241 31 0 40 66 104
      Householder 409 196 39 41 57 76 136 18 0 18 42 58
      Other 618 192 15 105 61 245 105 13 0 22 24 46
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
512 145 9 90 46 222 140 23 0 27 34 56
      Householder 193 95 7 22 27 41 92 15 0 17 31 30
      Related children (18) 203 14 0 19 12 158 35 3 0 5 4 23
      Other 116 36 1 49 7 23 14 5 0 5 0 4
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
167 41 3 62 23 40 62 11 0 16 19 15
      Householder 68 27 2 14 15 11 47 9 0 8 18 13
      Related children (18) 42 6 0 14 5 16 9 0 0 5 1 2
      Other 57 8 1 34 2 13 6 2 0 3 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,308 984 119 814 246 1,145 1,026 140 13 321 122 431
      Householder 1,337 482 53 605 61 136 623 106 9 275 76 157
      Other 1,972 502 67 210 185 1,008 403 34 4 47 46 273
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,269 490 42 729 132 876 829 105 3 294 94 333
      Householder 1,087 350 24 564 43 105 556 88 1 256 68 143
      Related children (18) 932 59 4 107 52 710 228 12 0 29 20 168
      Other 250 80 13 59 37 61 45 6 2 9 6 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
982 179 13 504 60 226 463 66 3 217 50 127
      Householder 587 106 4 403 23 50 354 52 1 185 40 77
      Related children (18) 254 22 1 61 16 153 74 8 0 24 6 37
      Other 142 50 7 40 21 22 35 6 2 9 4 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
139 24 0 66 3 46 61 8 0 21 7 25
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,541 2,108 577 504 366 985 1,948 247 52 260 299 1,091
      Male 2,189 1,022 256 97 240 575 947 130 14 71 216 516
        Householder 1,379 767 194 54 121 242 505 83 14 35 109 264
      Female 2,352 1,087 321 408 126 411 1,000 116 38 188 83 575
        Householder 1,405 834 270 87 65 149 538 85 31 84 39 298

Poverty Footnotes

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