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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
White alone, not Hispanic
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
19,566 4,901 8,864 2,452 740 2,608 3,889 475 244 876 522 1,772
16 to 17 years 886 24 3 27 15 818 163 0 0 5 2 156
18 to 64 years 10,324 4,016 1,530 2,289 715 1,774 3,499 438 116 852 506 1,587
    18 to 24 years 1,859 191 31 370 150 1,117 1,326 64 0 204 96 963
    25 to 34 years 1,596 339 70 703 155 328 826 94 8 280 127 317
    35 to 54 years 4,033 2,163 303 991 299 276 975 210 19 302 206 238
    55 to 64 years 2,835 1,322 1,126 224 110 53 372 71 89 66 77 69
65 years and over 8,356 861 7,331 136 11 16 227 37 128 19 14 29

Male
 
      Total (17)
7,489 2,323 3,069 242 484 1,370 1,595 230 101 117 339 808
16 to 17 years 485 7 3 20 10 445 82 0 0 3 2 77
18 to 64 years 4,296 1,988 702 213 470 924 1,431 214 58 112 325 722
    18 to 24 years 826 97 9 31 103 586 521 15 0 29 64 413
    25 to 34 years 466 131 38 40 91 166 313 45 0 39 74 154
    35 to 54 years 1,714 1,109 145 109 202 149 417 113 11 38 135 120
    55 to 64 years 1,290 650 510 33 74 22 181 41 46 7 51 35
65 years and over 2,708 328 2,364 10 4 1 82 16 43 2 11 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
12,077 2,578 5,795 2,210 256 1,238 2,295 245 144 759 183 964
16 to 17 years 401 16 0 7 5 373 82 0 0 2 0 79
18 to 64 years 6,028 2,029 829 2,076 245 851 2,068 224 59 739 180 865
    18 to 24 years 1,033 94 22 340 47 531 805 49 0 175 32 549
    25 to 34 years 1,130 208 33 663 65 161 513 48 8 241 52 163
    35 to 54 years 2,320 1,055 159 882 97 127 558 97 8 264 70 119
    55 to 64 years 1,545 672 615 191 36 31 192 30 43 59 26 34
65 years and over 5,648 533 4,966 127 6 15 145 21 85 17 3 20

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
11,211 4,040 1,533 2,316 730 2,592 3,662 438 116 857 507 1,743
In families (2) 7,345 2,210 1,018 1,933 445 1,740 1,990 232 66 623 302 767
      Householder 2,910 1,084 495 951 146 235 958 140 41 375 150 251
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,971 892 103 1,477 222 1,276 1,424 175 14 520 188 528
      Householder 1,575 511 52 768 88 156 728 114 8 319 104 182
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,713 331 39 948 92 303 753 113 5 348 93 194
      Householder 797 160 18 509 38 73 444 69 3 212 56 105
In married-couple families (11) 4,618 1,191 891 1,437 201 898 1,138 122 56 369 191 400
      Husbands (11) 1,226 563 414 68 64 116 363 70 42 34 118 100
      Wives (11) 2,372 498 461 1,273 46 93 508 37 13 325 58 76
      Related children (18) 890 96 9 75 73 637 248 9 0 11 15 214
      Other 130 35 6 20 18 51 18 6 1 0 0 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,375 445 72 1,069 117 673 784 93 11 301 107 272
      Husbands (11) 397 200 39 50 41 67 225 54 8 30 73 59
      Wives (11) 1,259 179 23 960 37 59 371 29 1 263 25 52
      Related children (18) 641 42 5 41 30 523 176 4 0 8 8 157
      Other 79 24 5 18 9 23 12 6 1 0 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,123 183 30 678 45 186 414 59 2 197 49 108
      Husbands (11) 157 62 15 29 16 34 127 33 2 22 34 36
      Wives (11) 744 79 10 608 12 34 230 21 0 167 8 34
      Related children (18) 164 24 0 24 10 106 48 0 0 8 6 33
      Other 58 18 4 18 7 12 10 5 0 0 0 5
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
714 332 43 74 85 181 159 21 0 31 39 68
      Householder 311 176 31 27 45 33 95 15 0 12 32 36
      Other 403 155 12 48 40 148 64 7 0 19 7 32
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
327 114 9 41 36 127 91 14 0 19 26 32
      Householder 142 83 7 12 20 19 63 12 0 11 24 16
      Related children (18) 131 10 0 11 9 100 21 0 0 4 2 15
      Other 55 21 1 18 6 8 8 2 0 4 0 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
100 32 3 25 20 20 41 8 0 10 15 8
      Householder 49 21 2 7 14 5 31 6 0 4 14 7
      Related children (18) 28 6 0 8 4 11 5 0 0 4 1 0
      Other 23 5 1 10 2 4 4 2 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,014 687 84 422 159 661 693 89 11 223 72 299
      Householder 814 342 32 308 34 98 432 65 9 190 48 120
      Other 1,199 345 52 114 125 564 262 24 2 32 24 179
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,268 333 22 367 69 476 549 68 3 199 55 223
      Householder 638 241 12 286 21 78 383 56 1 175 39 111
      Related children (18) 490 37 2 56 33 362 144 6 0 22 15 101
      Other 140 55 8 26 15 37 22 6 2 2 2 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
490 116 7 244 27 97 298 46 3 141 29 78
      Householder 309 67 2 195 11 34 241 36 1 120 24 60
      Related children (18) 97 10 1 31 9 46 40 5 0 19 6 10
      Other 84 40 3 18 7 16 17 6 2 2 0 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
100 22 0 42 2 35 42 7 0 20 1 14
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,765 1,808 516 341 283 817 1,630 199 50 214 205 962
      Male 1,813 868 232 72 174 467 759 104 14 52 140 449
        Householder 1,204 662 178 47 99 217 424 67 14 23 80 240
      Female 1,952 940 284 269 109 350 872 95 36 163 65 513
        Householder 1,213 718 243 68 59 125 466 66 29 75 28 267

Poverty Footnotes

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