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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
28,086 6,432 11,188 4,935 1,159 4,373 5,748 704 318 1,356 893 2,477
16 to 17 years 1,802 38 7 62 30 1,665 267 4 0 8 7 248
18 to 64 years 15,566 5,241 1,918 4,621 1,102 2,685 5,172 649 142 1,318 866 2,196
    18 to 24 years 3,001 263 46 710 244 1,738 1,797 91 0 298 156 1,253
    25 to 34 years 2,906 473 102 1,596 251 484 1,325 146 8 459 239 472
    35 to 54 years 5,998 2,820 383 1,940 453 401 1,548 323 25 470 362 368
    55 to 64 years 3,661 1,684 1,387 374 154 63 502 87 110 91 110 103
65 years and over 10,718 1,153 9,263 252 26 23 309 51 176 29 20 33

Male
 
      Total (17)
10,562 3,039 4,057 433 743 2,292 2,407 333 130 192 591 1,161
16 to 17 years 916 15 3 35 20 843 130 2 0 3 7 118
18 to 64 years 6,016 2,609 876 377 711 1,442 2,162 307 70 182 569 1,034
    18 to 24 years 1,297 141 16 47 161 932 735 20 0 41 113 561
    25 to 34 years 775 209 56 107 146 257 533 68 0 64 163 237
    35 to 54 years 2,341 1,445 188 182 297 229 658 170 13 62 224 190
    55 to 64 years 1,603 814 617 41 107 24 236 49 58 15 69 45
65 years and over 3,631 415 3,178 20 11 7 115 24 60 7 15 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
17,524 3,393 7,131 4,502 416 2,081 3,341 370 188 1,164 302 1,317
16 to 17 years 887 23 4 27 10 822 137 1 0 5 0 130
18 to 64 years 9,551 2,632 1,042 4,244 391 1,242 3,010 341 72 1,137 297 1,162
    18 to 24 years 1,704 122 31 664 82 806 1,062 72 0 257 42 692
    25 to 34 years 2,131 264 46 1,489 105 227 792 78 8 395 76 235
    35 to 54 years 3,656 1,375 195 1,758 157 172 890 153 12 408 138 178
    55 to 64 years 2,058 871 770 333 47 38 266 38 52 77 41 58
65 years and over 7,087 738 6,086 231 15 16 194 28 116 22 5 24

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
17,369 5,279 1,924 4,683 1,132 4,350 5,439 652 142 1,327 873 2,444
In families (2) 12,604 3,099 1,321 4,110 758 3,316 3,343 389 84 1,039 556 1,275
      Householder 4,501 1,449 624 1,824 244 361 1,587 244 46 615 279 403
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
7,915 1,341 168 3,383 429 2,595 2,474 289 16 893 360 915
      Householder 2,757 733 72 1,559 159 234 1,228 197 10 533 197 292
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,745 503 65 2,243 195 739 1,355 175 5 625 193 358
      Householder 1,496 247 22 1,044 70 113 772 116 3 379 111 164
In married-couple families (11) 8,076 1,669 1,131 3,121 383 1,772 1,977 200 71 661 353 692
      Husbands (11) 1,679 753 515 139 119 153 595 107 48 66 206 168
      Wives (11) 4,218 683 575 2,719 100 142 894 69 21 557 104 144
      Related children (18) 1,831 167 21 157 122 1,364 431 15 1 27 29 358
      Other 348 66 20 107 42 114 56 9 1 11 14 22
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
5,027 686 116 2,546 247 1,433 1,448 150 13 563 228 493
      Husbands (11) 631 305 56 101 79 90 402 86 8 61 145 100
      Wives (11) 2,723 270 40 2,236 79 98 670 48 4 467 52 99
      Related children (18) 1,419 71 7 108 64 1,169 339 10 0 24 20 285
      Other 255 40 13 101 25 76 37 6 1 11 11 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,561 280 48 1,668 109 456 813 94 2 384 124 209
      Husbands (11) 257 105 23 56 28 45 244 51 2 45 78 69
      Wives (11) 1,684 115 19 1,455 36 59 432 35 0 311 24 63
      Related children (18) 440 37 0 71 29 303 110 3 0 23 13 72
      Other 181 24 7 86 15 49 26 5 0 6 9 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,078 408 63 157 118 333 282 40 0 47 73 123
      Householder 422 200 45 41 57 80 152 23 0 22 44 63
      Other 656 208 18 116 61 253 131 17 0 26 28 60
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
526 149 9 93 46 229 167 27 0 30 35 74
      Householder 195 97 7 22 27 42 102 19 0 17 32 35
      Related children (18) 211 15 0 20 12 164 45 3 0 5 4 33
      Other 120 37 1 51 7 23 20 5 0 8 0 7
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
170 42 3 63 23 40 72 15 0 19 19 18
      Householder 69 28 2 14 15 11 52 13 0 8 18 14
      Related children (18) 42 6 0 14 5 16 10 0 0 5 1 4
      Other 59 8 1 35 2 13 9 2 0 6 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,450 1,023 127 832 257 1,211 1,084 149 13 331 131 460
      Householder 1,360 492 59 607 62 140 652 114 9 283 80 165
      Other 2,090 531 68 225 195 1,071 432 35 4 48 51 295
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,361 506 43 743 136 933 858 111 3 300 97 348
      Householder 1,091 350 24 565 45 107 571 93 1 261 69 146
      Related children (18) 991 66 4 110 54 757 241 12 0 30 20 179
      Other 279 89 15 68 37 70 47 6 2 9 8 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,014 182 14 512 64 243 471 66 3 221 50 131
      Householder 591 106 4 404 25 52 358 52 1 187 40 78
      Related children (18) 268 22 1 61 17 166 78 8 0 25 6 39
      Other 155 53 8 47 21 26 35 6 2 9 4 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
140 24 0 66 3 47 63 8 0 23 7 25
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,625 2,156 604 507 371 987 2,032 255 58 265 309 1,145
      Male 2,230 1,044 271 97 242 576 1,001 136 18 73 223 552
        Householder 1,418 787 209 54 124 243 550 88 18 37 112 295
      Female 2,395 1,112 333 410 129 411 1,031 119 41 192 87 592
        Householder 1,448 859 282 90 68 149 560 88 34 84 43 310

Poverty Footnotes

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