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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
Hispanic (any race)
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,446 1,183 1,151 2,226 360 1,525 1,364 167 26 368 321 482
16 to 17 years 766 11 5 31 9 709 69 2 0 3 3 60
18 to 64 years 4,483 969 248 2,114 342 810 1,256 154 8 362 315 417
    18 to 24 years 1,043 67 11 311 89 565 349 24 0 71 54 199
    25 to 34 years 1,190 112 23 831 97 127 420 38 0 157 109 115
    35 to 54 years 1,681 547 51 841 132 110 426 80 2 121 132 91
    55 to 64 years 568 243 164 129 25 8 62 12 7 13 19 11
65 years and over 1,197 204 898 81 9 5 39 11 18 3 3 5

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,205 549 485 155 230 786 587 60 9 57 221 240
16 to 17 years 351 5 0 11 7 329 35 1 0 0 3 31
18 to 64 years 1,393 481 106 139 216 451 536 54 2 56 217 207
    18 to 24 years 425 39 6 14 57 309 148 1 0 7 44 96
    25 to 34 years 257 59 14 60 55 69 184 12 0 26 87 59
    35 to 54 years 503 269 22 58 83 72 180 37 0 22 74 47
    55 to 64 years 208 114 63 7 21 2 24 5 2 1 11 5
65 years and over 461 64 379 6 7 5 15 5 7 1 1 2

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,241 634 666 2,071 130 739 778 107 17 311 100 243
16 to 17 years 415 6 5 21 3 380 34 1 0 3 0 30
18 to 64 years 3,089 488 142 1,975 126 359 719 100 6 306 98 210
    18 to 24 years 618 28 5 298 32 256 201 23 0 64 10 104
    25 to 34 years 934 54 8 771 42 59 236 27 0 131 22 56
    35 to 54 years 1,178 278 29 784 49 39 246 43 2 99 58 44
    55 to 64 years 360 129 100 122 3 6 37 7 5 12 8 6
65 years and over 736 140 518 76 2 0 24 6 11 3 2 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,249 980 254 2,145 351 1,519 1,325 156 8 365 319 477
In families (2) 4,485 701 189 1,961 273 1,362 978 113 6 317 215 326
      Householder 1,413 301 81 827 92 113 487 75 0 194 110 109
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,525 384 59 1,744 187 1,150 804 87 0 293 153 271
      Householder 1,118 204 18 754 67 75 420 58 0 184 88 90
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,854 141 25 1,196 95 397 488 47 0 221 92 127
      Householder 675 76 3 524 32 39 287 35 0 144 56 52
In married-couple families (11) 2,837 341 137 1,485 151 723 574 57 4 206 134 172
      Husbands (11) 326 135 54 63 42 31 172 25 0 28 75 44
      Wives (11) 1,554 128 63 1,277 44 42 254 28 4 158 34 30
      Related children (18) 759 53 8 62 41 595 117 4 0 11 11 91
      Other 198 25 11 83 24 55 31 0 0 9 16 7
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,307 195 36 1,319 113 644 481 39 0 186 107 148
      Husbands (11) 197 84 14 47 32 21 145 22 0 27 62 35
      Wives (11) 1,301 73 15 1,145 36 32 204 13 0 140 23 27
      Related children (18) 645 22 2 48 28 544 108 4 0 10 9 85
      Other 164 16 6 79 16 47 23 0 0 9 13 2
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,288 75 15 889 61 247 299 21 0 134 67 77
      Husbands (11) 88 34 5 25 14 9 95 9 0 20 39 27
      Wives (11) 838 25 6 766 21 19 141 12 0 100 13 17
      Related children (18) 247 9 0 34 19 185 46 0 0 9 6 31
      Other 115 7 3 64 8 33 17 0 0 6 9 2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
330 65 11 75 32 146 78 10 0 10 27 30
      Householder 106 26 9 14 13 43 39 4 0 7 8 20
      Other 224 39 3 61 19 103 39 6 0 4 19 10
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
200 38 0 51 12 99 46 9 0 9 8 20
      Householder 57 17 0 10 8 22 28 3 0 7 5 14
      Related children (18) 71 4 0 7 3 57 10 3 0 1 2 4
      Other 72 16 0 35 1 21 7 3 0 1 2 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
65 9 0 35 3 18 18 3 0 8 2 6
      Householder 18 6 0 5 2 6 16 3 0 5 2 5
      Related children (18) 12 0 0 7 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
      Other 35 3 0 24 0 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,319 295 41 401 89 493 327 46 2 101 53 124
      Householder 540 147 23 302 30 39 197 38 0 87 31 41
      Other 778 148 18 99 60 453 130 8 2 15 22 83
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,018 152 23 373 63 407 278 39 0 98 38 103
      Householder 462 110 12 284 25 31 183 31 0 84 31 37
      Related children (18) 444 20 1 55 17 351 70 8 0 4 3 54
      Other 112 22 9 35 21 24 26 0 0 9 4 12
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
501 57 10 271 31 132 171 23 0 80 23 45
      Householder 289 39 2 215 12 20 123 18 0 66 19 21
      Related children (18) 155 11 0 34 5 106 27 5 0 4 0 18
      Other 57 7 8 22 14 6 20 0 0 9 4 6
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
38 2 0 23 0 13 21 0 0 2 6 13
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
725 277 65 161 77 145 325 43 2 46 98 138
      Male 342 140 25 24 62 92 188 21 0 20 79 68
        Householder 151 92 16 7 19 16 79 14 0 13 29 23
      Female 383 137 40 137 16 53 138 22 2 26 19 70
        Householder 181 109 28 18 5 22 75 18 2 8 11 36

Poverty Footnotes

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