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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,742 2,204 1,371 971 545 1,651 1,193 206 59 254 196 478
16 to 17 years 733 19 5 16 10 684 58 0 0 1 0 56
18 to 64 years 4,563 1,821 326 932 524 960 1,101 198 41 250 192 420
    18 to 24 years 1,173 82 11 231 140 710 345 24 0 51 29 240
    25 to 34 years 798 219 10 305 127 138 324 49 0 122 57 96
    35 to 54 years 1,697 994 68 329 213 93 323 84 12 62 88 75
    55 to 64 years 894 527 237 66 44 20 110 40 29 16 17 8
65 years and over 1,446 364 1,041 23 11 7 34 8 18 2 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,772 978 479 174 340 802 449 65 19 34 100 231
16 to 17 years 376 11 3 6 9 348 29 0 0 0 0 29
18 to 64 years 1,918 851 127 164 327 448 415 63 15 34 100 202
    18 to 24 years 530 47 5 49 78 351 156 8 0 5 18 125
    25 to 34 years 293 120 4 53 72 44 113 8 0 12 40 52
    35 to 54 years 724 446 29 50 149 49 111 37 9 16 31 18
    55 to 64 years 372 238 89 13 28 4 35 10 7 1 10 6
65 years and over 478 116 349 3 4 6 5 1 4 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,970 1,226 892 797 206 850 745 142 40 220 96 246
16 to 17 years 357 8 2 9 2 336 29 0 0 1 0 27
18 to 64 years 2,645 970 199 767 197 512 687 135 26 216 92 218
    18 to 24 years 643 35 7 182 61 358 189 16 0 46 11 115
    25 to 34 years 506 98 5 253 55 94 211 41 0 109 17 44
    35 to 54 years 973 547 39 279 64 44 212 48 3 47 57 57
    55 to 64 years 522 289 148 53 16 15 75 30 23 14 7 2
65 years and over 969 248 692 20 7 1 29 7 14 2 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,296 1,840 330 947 534 1,644 1,159 198 41 252 192 476
In families (2) 3,953 1,100 202 783 401 1,468 845 131 26 219 126 343
      Householder 1,309 532 98 429 116 134 437 82 11 148 64 131
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,763 601 79 635 231 1,216 645 96 10 194 90 255
      Householder 963 349 40 382 90 103 373 64 7 135 46 122
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,148 210 26 428 100 383 369 38 2 151 55 124
      Householder 507 125 12 274 38 57 229 21 2 109 26 71
In married-couple families (11) 1,174 304 121 291 107 351 235 34 12 68 37 86
      Husbands (11) 273 128 45 20 52 29 67 15 5 12 16 19
      Wives (11) 454 91 66 245 23 28 97 17 7 49 14 10
      Related children (18) 397 66 5 20 26 279 53 2 0 6 2 43
      Other 50 19 5 6 6 15 18 0 0 0 5 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
743 149 35 226 58 273 165 23 7 58 22 56
      Husbands (11) 144 71 10 13 36 15 44 9 2 9 13 12
      Wives (11) 286 43 19 194 10 20 73 12 5 43 4 8
      Related children (18) 292 32 2 16 12 229 32 2 0 6 0 24
      Other 21 4 4 4 0 10 16 0 0 0 5 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
323 51 8 145 30 89 86 6 0 40 13 28
      Husbands (11) 50 22 2 5 16 5 27 2 0 8 8 8
      Wives (11) 168 16 4 132 8 8 42 3 0 28 3 8
      Related children (18) 100 12 0 8 7 74 11 0 0 4 0 8
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
380 163 12 35 41 129 74 10 7 5 19 34
      Householder 136 83 4 11 19 19 39 7 0 3 14 15
      Other 244 80 8 24 22 110 35 2 7 2 5 18
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
218 73 3 19 23 101 38 3 0 5 13 18
      Householder 83 44 3 6 14 16 25 3 0 3 10 10
      Related children (18) 73 5 0 3 5 59 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 62 23 0 9 4 26 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
72 19 2 7 9 35 25 0 0 3 10 12
      Householder 31 14 2 2 5 8 14 0 0 2 7 5
      Related children (18) 15 0 0 3 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 26 5 0 2 4 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,399 633 70 458 252 987 536 88 7 146 70 224
      Householder 834 344 42 296 64 88 319 56 5 119 36 102
      Other 1,565 288 27 161 189 899 217 32 2 27 34 121
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,802 379 41 390 150 842 442 70 3 132 55 181
      Householder 686 258 24 276 54 74 295 49 3 111 31 102
      Related children (18) 898 52 4 69 68 705 116 13 0 14 20 69
      Other 218 70 12 45 28 63 31 8 0 7 5 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
753 139 17 276 61 259 258 33 2 108 32 85
      Householder 372 92 9 208 20 43 188 19 2 93 17 57
      Related children (18) 278 13 1 45 36 182 47 11 0 8 10 19
      Other 103 35 7 23 5 34 23 2 0 7 5 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 0 1 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,324 740 127 149 132 175 314 67 15 32 66 133
      Male 667 372 62 59 92 83 162 33 2 5 34 88
        Householder 418 281 43 8 59 27 94 22 2 5 21 43
      Female 657 369 66 91 40 92 153 34 14 27 33 45
        Householder 504 335 61 31 29 47 99 28 12 9 22 28

Poverty Footnotes

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