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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
Asian alone
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,404 168 446 292 58 440 276 25 1 42 29 179
16 to 17 years 112 0 0 4 2 106 8 0 0 0 0 8
18 to 64 years 902 110 130 271 56 334 261 25 0 40 29 167
    18 to 24 years 224 8 4 13 14 186 85 8 0 6 1 70
    25 to 34 years 182 10 7 64 12 88 72 3 0 13 4 52
    35 to 54 years 319 54 21 164 21 60 85 9 0 19 20 38
    55 to 64 years 177 39 99 30 9 0 19 6 0 2 4 7
65 years and over 390 58 316 17 0 0 7 0 1 2 0 4

Male
 
      Total (17)
535 68 176 30 32 229 117 13 1 4 21 80
16 to 17 years 55 0 0 0 2 54 7 0 0 0 0 7
18 to 64 years 327 46 49 27 30 174 109 13 0 4 21 72
    18 to 24 years 104 5 2 0 6 92 37 5 0 0 0 32
    25 to 34 years 75 6 2 2 9 56 29 2 0 2 4 21
    35 to 54 years 86 20 9 19 11 27 31 2 0 0 13 17
    55 to 64 years 61 15 37 6 3 0 11 4 0 2 4 2
65 years and over 152 22 127 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
870 100 270 263 26 211 159 12 0 38 9 99
16 to 17 years 56 0 0 4 0 52 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 575 64 81 244 26 159 152 12 0 36 8 95
    18 to 24 years 120 3 2 13 8 94 48 2 0 6 1 38
    25 to 34 years 106 4 5 62 3 32 43 1 0 11 0 31
    35 to 54 years 233 33 12 145 10 33 54 7 0 19 7 21
    55 to 64 years 115 24 62 24 6 0 7 2 0 0 0 5
65 years and over 238 36 188 14 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
1,014 110 130 275 58 440 269 25 0 40 29 175
In families (2) 770 63 112 255 39 301 172 19 0 32 24 95
      Householder 230 24 46 96 18 46 67 9 0 11 9 38
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
456 20 28 186 31 190 97 11 0 20 12 54
      Householder 122 8 6 76 14 18 42 4 0 8 6 25
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
195 9 18 112 16 40 43 4 0 12 2 24
      Householder 62 4 2 42 7 8 24 3 0 5 2 15
In married-couple families (11) 579 38 96 225 29 192 126 16 0 25 18 67
      Husbands (11) 109 18 31 22 13 25 49 9 0 2 15 23
      Wives (11) 286 15 54 186 5 25 49 4 0 20 4 21
      Related children (18) 151 4 1 4 8 134 29 3 0 4 0 22
      Other 33 0 10 13 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
339 12 21 165 21 120 76 9 0 15 11 41
      Husbands (11) 48 9 3 14 10 12 31 4 0 0 11 16
      Wives (11) 165 4 8 142 5 6 28 2 0 15 0 11
      Related children (18) 102 0 0 1 3 98 17 3 0 0 0 13
      Other 23 0 9 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
171 7 12 101 14 37 36 4 0 10 2 19
      Husbands (11) 27 4 0 8 8 8 15 4 0 0 2 9
      Wives (11) 98 4 2 86 3 3 17 1 0 10 0 6
      Related children (18) 25 0 0 1 2 22 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 21 0 9 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
54 6 8 4 7 30 14 0 0 0 4 10
      Householder 16 1 4 0 3 8 4 0 0 0 2 2
      Other 38 5 4 4 4 22 10 0 0 0 2 8
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
31 2 4 2 7 16 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Householder 5 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
      Related children (18) 13 0 0 2 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 12 2 2 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
137 19 8 27 4 79 31 3 0 7 2 19
      Householder 47 8 2 17 4 16 15 1 0 3 0 10
      Other 90 11 6 10 0 64 16 2 0 4 2 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
87 6 3 20 4 54 18 2 0 5 0 11
      Householder 28 4 0 12 4 8 10 0 0 3 0 7
      Related children (18) 49 3 0 3 0 44 6 2 0 0 0 4
      Other 10 0 3 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
18 2 2 9 2 3 7 0 0 2 0 5
      Householder 12 2 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 2 0 3
      Related children (18) 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
242 48 18 20 18 138 97 5 0 8 5 79
      Male 110 19 12 3 10 67 35 0 0 2 2 30
        Householder 65 11 10 2 7 36 22 0 0 0 2 20
      Female 131 29 7 17 8 71 63 5 0 6 2 49
        Householder 78 24 7 2 6 40 37 3 0 3 1 29

Poverty Footnotes

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