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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 alone
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,534 2,158 1,339 917 528 1,592 1,136 192 58 244 188 454
16 to 17 years 704 18 5 16 10 655 51 0 0 1 0 49
18 to 64 years 4,413 1,781 315 878 508 931 1,053 184 41 240 184 403
    18 to 24 years 1,124 77 11 212 135 689 326 24 0 46 28 228
    25 to 34 years 766 216 8 286 123 133 311 45 0 116 56 93
    35 to 54 years 1,656 975 68 315 209 89 307 75 12 62 83 74
    55 to 64 years 867 513 229 65 41 20 109 39 29 16 17 8
65 years and over 1,416 359 1,019 23 10 6 33 8 16 2 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,686 957 470 163 332 764 422 54 19 32 95 222
16 to 17 years 362 11 3 6 9 333 28 0 0 0 0 28
18 to 64 years 1,857 832 125 153 321 426 389 53 15 32 95 194
    18 to 24 years 506 42 5 47 76 337 146 8 0 3 17 119
    25 to 34 years 281 119 3 48 72 39 110 8 0 12 38 51
    35 to 54 years 704 437 29 45 147 46 99 28 9 16 30 17
    55 to 64 years 367 235 89 13 26 4 34 9 7 1 10 6
65 years and over 466 115 341 3 3 5 5 1 4 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,848 1,201 869 754 196 828 714 138 39 212 93 232
16 to 17 years 342 7 2 9 2 321 23 0 0 1 0 21
18 to 64 years 2,556 949 190 725 187 505 664 131 26 208 89 210
    18 to 24 years 618 35 7 165 59 353 180 16 0 44 11 109
    25 to 34 years 485 97 5 238 52 93 201 37 0 104 17 42
    35 to 54 years 953 539 39 270 61 44 208 48 3 47 53 57
    55 to 64 years 500 278 139 52 15 15 75 30 23 14 7 2
65 years and over 950 244 677 20 7 1 28 7 13 2 4 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,117 1,799 320 894 518 1,586 1,103 184 41 242 184 452
In families (2) 3,824 1,077 196 741 391 1,419 804 124 26 212 119 323
      Householder 1,268 526 93 409 110 130 418 76 11 143 61 127
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,662 588 79 598 222 1,175 609 92 10 187 84 236
      Householder 933 344 40 362 84 103 359 61 7 130 43 119
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,104 206 26 405 93 373 350 38 2 145 50 115
      Householder 491 124 12 263 35 57 219 21 2 104 23 70
In married-couple families (11) 1,113 291 115 267 103 337 220 31 12 62 33 82
      Husbands (11) 266 125 43 20 50 29 64 12 5 12 16 19
      Wives (11) 424 88 62 226 21 27 91 17 7 44 12 10
      Related children (18) 377 60 5 16 26 270 49 2 0 6 2 39
      Other 45 19 5 5 6 11 16 0 0 0 3 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
698 145 35 204 55 259 152 22 7 53 19 52
      Husbands (11) 141 70 10 13 34 15 43 7 2 9 13 12
      Wives (11) 264 41 19 177 8 18 66 12 5 37 3 8
      Related children (18) 278 31 2 13 12 220 28 2 0 6 0 20
      Other 16 4 4 2 0 6 15 0 0 0 3 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
304 51 8 127 29 89 79 6 0 34 11 28
      Husbands (11) 50 22 2 5 16 5 27 2 0 8 8 8
      Wives (11) 152 16 4 117 6 8 37 3 0 23 3 8
      Related children (18) 97 12 0 5 7 74 11 0 0 4 0 8
      Other 5 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
363 160 12 31 41 120 66 9 7 5 18 28
      Householder 132 83 4 8 19 18 34 6 0 3 13 12
      Other 232 78 8 22 22 102 32 2 7 2 5 15
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
209 70 3 16 23 97 31 2 0 5 12 13
      Householder 80 44 3 3 14 16 22 2 0 3 9 8
      Related children (18) 67 3 0 3 5 56 2 0 0 0 0 2
      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)
71 19 2 7 9 33 21 0 0 3 9 8
      Householder 31 14 2 2 5 8 11 0 0 2 6 3
      Related children (18) 14 0 0 3 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 26 5 0 2 4 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,347 626 70 443 246 962 518 84 7 144 68 214
      Householder 814 339 42 287 60 86 311 52 5 119 34 101
      Other 1,533 286 27 156 186 877 207 32 2 25 34 113
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,755 373 41 378 144 819 426 68 3 130 53 171
      Householder 668 253 24 266 51 74 290 48 3 111 29 100
      Related children (18) 871 50 4 69 66 683 105 13 0 12 20 61
      Other 216 70 12 43 28 63 31 8 0 7 5 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
729 136 17 270 55 250 250 33 2 108 30 79
      Householder 361 90 9 202 16 43 186 19 2 93 15 57
      Related children (18) 266 11 1 45 35 174 41 11 0 8 10 13
      Other 103 35 7 23 5 34 23 2 0 7 5 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,276 722 123 140 126 166 299 60 15 30 65 129
      Male 646 365 62 55 88 76 150 26 2 5 32 84
        Householder 406 275 43 8 56 25 90 22 2 5 20 41
      Female 631 357 62 85 37 90 150 34 14 25 33 45
        Householder 484 323 57 31 26 47 99 28 12 9 22 28

Poverty Footnotes

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