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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
All races
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
37,040 9,037 13,206 6,332 1,804 6,662 7,386 953 386 1,689 1,150 3,207
16 to 17 years 2,744 57 12 83 44 2,547 338 4 0 10 7 318
18 to 64 years 21,533 7,363 2,423 5,941 1,723 4,083 6,681 887 185 1,646 1,119 2,844
    18 to 24 years 4,504 366 63 964 410 2,701 2,274 127 0 360 192 1,595
    25 to 34 years 3,968 721 124 2,006 401 716 1,774 203 8 606 314 642
    35 to 54 years 8,220 3,971 485 2,485 702 578 1,993 421 37 568 479 487
    55 to 64 years 4,841 2,305 1,751 486 210 89 640 137 141 111 133 119
65 years and over 12,763 1,617 10,771 307 37 32 367 62 201 34 25 46

Male
 
      Total (17)
14,188 4,186 4,787 652 1,150 3,412 3,025 412 155 236 729 1,493
16 to 17 years 1,391 25 6 42 30 1,288 171 2 0 3 7 159
18 to 64 years 8,463 3,593 1,071 582 1,106 2,111 2,723 383 87 226 707 1,321
    18 to 24 years 1,987 198 22 99 259 1,409 938 35 0 46 133 724
    25 to 34 years 1,164 349 64 162 232 357 697 80 0 82 217 317
    35 to 54 years 3,233 1,960 231 259 471 313 806 204 21 80 274 226
    55 to 64 years 2,079 1,087 754 63 143 32 283 64 66 18 83 54
65 years and over 4,333 567 3,711 28 15 14 130 26 68 7 15 13

Female
 
      Total (17)
22,853 4,851 8,418 5,680 653 3,250 4,361 541 231 1,453 421 1,715
16 to 17 years 1,353 32 6 42 14 1,259 167 1 0 7 0 159
18 to 64 years 13,070 3,769 1,352 5,359 617 1,973 3,957 504 99 1,420 412 1,523
    18 to 24 years 2,517 168 40 865 151 1,292 1,336 92 0 314 59 872
    25 to 34 years 2,804 372 60 1,844 169 360 1,077 123 8 524 97 325
    35 to 54 years 4,987 2,011 254 2,226 230 265 1,187 216 15 488 206 261
    55 to 64 years 2,762 1,218 998 424 67 56 357 73 75 93 51 65
65 years and over 8,430 1,050 7,061 279 22 18 237 36 132 26 9 33

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
24,277 7,420 2,434 6,025 1,767 6,631 7,019 891 185 1,655 1,126 3,161
In families (2) 17,817 4,395 1,668 5,255 1,235 5,265 4,468 552 111 1,322 733 1,751
      Householder 6,180 2,059 788 2,397 382 554 2,133 339 57 793 362 583
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
11,478 2,040 284 4,300 712 4,142 3,291 402 27 1,134 478 1,250
      Householder 3,929 1,120 122 2,058 265 364 1,679 266 17 691 255 449
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
5,216 748 115 2,847 312 1,194 1,807 224 6 808 256 514
      Householder 2,106 382 41 1,389 114 180 1,045 142 4 504 140 255
In married-couple families (11) 10,134 2,072 1,372 3,723 542 2,425 2,398 261 84 772 415 866
      Husbands (11) 2,127 928 601 189 195 213 730 134 54 84 241 218
      Wives (11) 5,077 817 709 3,217 130 204 1,065 96 28 638 124 179
      Related children (18) 2,481 236 27 184 163 1,871 525 22 1 37 31 434
      Other 449 90 34 133 54 137 78 9 1 12 19 36
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
6,335 882 179 3,017 345 1,912 1,732 188 21 653 267 603
      Husbands (11) 863 402 73 135 133 120 491 100 11 73 172 135
      Wives (11) 3,253 328 69 2,635 95 125 794 67 10 537 59 122
      Related children (18) 1,904 105 9 127 85 1,577 390 16 0 30 20 324
      Other 315 47 27 119 31 90 56 6 1 12 16 21
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
3,150 352 72 1,959 157 609 964 107 2 447 142 265
      Husbands (11) 352 137 29 75 53 59 293 57 2 55 91 89
      Wives (11) 1,986 139 24 1,705 47 71 508 42 0 357 30 79
      Related children (18) 590 49 0 80 39 422 129 3 0 27 13 86
      Other 222 28 19 100 18 57 33 5 0 8 9 11
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,544 588 83 199 170 504 375 50 7 55 102 162
      Householder 588 295 53 51 82 107 197 31 0 27 63 77
      Other 956 293 31 148 87 397 178 19 7 28 39 85
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
802 233 16 115 78 359 211 30 0 37 53 91
      Householder 295 149 12 27 46 60 132 22 0 22 44 43
      Related children (18) 305 18 0 26 18 244 50 3 0 5 4 38
      Other 202 66 4 62 14 56 29 5 0 10 5 10
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
253 61 9 75 32 76 96 15 0 25 30 26
      Householder 103 43 5 16 21 19 67 13 0 12 26 17
      Related children (18) 59 6 0 20 5 28 12 0 0 5 1 6
      Other 91 13 3 40 6 29 17 2 0 8 3 4
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
6,139 1,735 213 1,332 524 2,335 1,696 241 20 496 216 723
      Householder 2,276 862 109 933 127 246 1,003 171 14 413 121 284
      Other 3,862 873 104 399 397 2,090 692 70 6 83 95 438
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
4,341 925 89 1,168 289 1,870 1,349 184 6 444 158 556
      Householder 1,826 621 49 864 100 193 891 143 5 379 103 261
      Related children (18) 1,986 129 10 183 122 1,542 371 27 0 44 43 257
      Other 529 175 31 120 67 136 88 14 2 21 13 39
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,812 334 34 812 122 510 747 101 5 336 83 222
      Householder 987 203 13 629 43 98 560 74 3 284 56 142
      Related children (18) 552 36 3 108 53 351 127 20 0 35 18 55
      Other 273 95 18 75 26 60 60 8 2 17 9 24
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
163 25 1 80 6 51 68 9 0 24 7 27
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
6,297 3,000 765 690 526 1,315 2,483 331 75 309 385 1,383
      Male 3,053 1,457 351 163 351 731 1,200 164 20 82 259 675
        Householder 1,936 1,095 268 68 192 313 667 111 20 44 136 357
      Female 3,244 1,543 415 527 175 584 1,283 166 55 227 126 708
        Householder 2,069 1,244 359 125 101 241 716 123 47 98 69 378

Poverty Footnotes

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