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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 alone
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
25,533 5,980 9,967 4,529 1,071 3,986 5,115 621 267 1,214 809 2,203
16 to 17 years 1,592 33 7 57 24 1,472 230 3 0 8 5 214
18 to 64 years 14,442 4,894 1,766 4,259 1,029 2,495 4,627 571 125 1,185 787 1,959
    18 to 24 years 2,786 249 41 653 229 1,613 1,630 81 0 265 145 1,139
    25 to 34 years 2,705 445 93 1,483 239 445 1,207 129 8 425 218 427
    35 to 54 years 5,591 2,662 349 1,778 425 376 1,361 280 21 418 327 315
    55 to 64 years 3,360 1,538 1,282 344 135 61 430 82 96 77 97 78
65 years and over 9,499 1,053 8,195 212 18 20 258 47 143 21 17 30

Male
 
      Total (17)
9,525 2,825 3,533 387 699 2,081 2,124 284 108 171 537 1,023
16 to 17 years 807 10 3 30 17 747 114 1 0 3 5 105
18 to 64 years 5,575 2,430 803 341 672 1,328 1,918 262 60 167 520 909
    18 to 24 years 1,200 132 14 42 154 857 655 16 0 36 103 500
    25 to 34 years 712 190 52 99 141 231 477 55 0 64 147 211
    35 to 54 years 2,181 1,358 166 160 282 216 583 145 11 60 208 160
    55 to 64 years 1,482 751 571 41 95 24 203 45 48 8 63 38
65 years and over 3,143 385 2,727 15 10 5 92 21 48 2 12 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
16,008 3,155 6,434 4,142 373 1,906 2,991 337 159 1,043 272 1,180
16 to 17 years 785 23 4 27 7 724 116 1 0 5 0 109
18 to 64 years 8,867 2,463 962 3,918 357 1,167 2,709 310 65 1,018 267 1,049
    18 to 24 years 1,586 117 27 611 75 756 975 65 0 229 42 639
    25 to 34 years 1,993 255 41 1,385 98 214 730 73 8 361 71 216
    35 to 54 years 3,410 1,304 183 1,618 143 161 777 135 10 358 120 155
    55 to 64 years 1,877 787 711 303 40 37 227 37 47 70 34 40
65 years and over 6,356 669 5,468 197 9 15 166 26 95 19 5 21

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
16,034 4,927 1,772 4,316 1,053 3,966 4,857 574 125 1,193 792 2,173
In families (2) 11,460 2,844 1,196 3,759 693 2,968 2,889 334 73 917 495 1,070
      Householder 4,196 1,348 572 1,719 225 334 1,403 208 42 554 250 350
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
7,198 1,241 159 3,098 388 2,312 2,167 253 14 793 325 782
      Householder 2,595 694 69 1,468 142 222 1,113 167 8 491 185 263
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,423 460 61 2,063 174 666 1,198 154 5 556 175 309
      Householder 1,416 229 21 996 63 106 704 99 3 349 103 150
In married-couple families (11) 7,270 1,505 1,024 2,833 344 1,564 1,671 171 60 561 315 564
      Husbands (11) 1,532 689 467 128 105 143 528 93 42 62 189 142
      Wives (11) 3,830 616 522 2,472 86 134 739 59 17 470 89 104
      Related children (18) 1,594 143 17 135 113 1,185 361 12 0 21 26 301
      Other 314 58 17 98 39 102 44 6 1 7 12 18
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
4,534 631 109 2,307 222 1,266 1,234 127 11 478 205 414
      Husbands (11) 587 282 52 95 72 86 364 74 8 57 132 93
      Wives (11) 2,476 246 38 2,032 70 90 559 39 1 395 46 77
      Related children (18) 1,241 64 7 89 58 1,024 281 7 0 18 17 238
      Other 230 39 11 92 22 66 29 6 1 7 9 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,329 255 45 1,512 99 418 695 77 2 326 111 180
      Husbands (11) 242 97 21 52 28 43 218 42 2 42 71 62
      Wives (11) 1,525 102 17 1,324 30 53 363 30 0 263 20 49
      Related children (18) 396 33 0 58 28 276 91 0 0 17 13 61
      Other 166 23 7 78 12 46 23 5 0 5 7 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,000 385 54 139 113 308 231 31 0 40 64 97
      Householder 399 195 39 36 54 74 131 18 0 18 40 55
      Other 601 190 15 103 59 235 101 13 0 22 24 42
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
493 142 9 86 43 213 132 23 0 26 32 51
      Householder 185 95 7 18 24 41 88 15 0 16 29 28
      Related children (18) 191 11 0 19 12 149 31 3 0 5 3 19
      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)
164 41 3 60 23 38 56 11 0 16 17 12
      Householder 66 27 2 12 15 11 44 9 0 7 16 11
      Related children (18) 40 6 0 14 5 15 7 0 0 5 1 0
      Other 57 8 1 34 2 13 6 2 0 3 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,190 953 118 787 236 1,096 986 132 13 316 117 409
      Householder 1,292 468 52 586 57 130 611 102 9 272 73 154
      Other 1,898 485 66 201 180 966 376 30 4 44 43 255
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,171 468 42 705 123 834 801 103 3 289 89 317
      Householder 1,048 338 24 545 39 102 548 86 1 254 65 141
      Related children (18) 884 55 4 104 48 673 209 12 0 27 18 153
      Other 239 76 13 55 36 59 44 6 2 8 6 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
930 164 13 491 52 209 447 66 3 214 47 117
      Householder 564 98 4 393 19 49 349 52 1 182 37 77
      Related children (18) 231 20 1 59 13 138 64 8 0 24 6 26
      Other 135 46 7 39 20 22 34 6 2 8 4 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
135 24 0 63 2 46 60 7 0 21 7 25
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,439 2,059 576 494 358 953 1,907 233 52 256 290 1,077
      Male 2,139 996 256 94 236 557 920 121 14 71 208 506
        Householder 1,345 746 194 54 118 232 492 82 14 35 103 259
      Female 2,300 1,063 320 399 122 395 987 112 38 185 82 571
        Householder 1,374 814 269 86 61 144 529 82 31 83 39 295

Poverty Footnotes

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