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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 alone
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
27,588 6,291 11,109 4,823 1,122 4,242 5,600 665 314 1,335 868 2,418
16 to 17 years 1,739 36 7 62 28 1,606 254 3 0 8 7 237
18 to 64 years 15,221 5,122 1,905 4,511 1,069 2,614 5,040 612 141 1,298 841 2,148
    18 to 24 years 2,918 256 46 681 236 1,699 1,749 88 0 290 149 1,222
    25 to 34 years 2,828 464 100 1,560 240 464 1,292 137 8 453 228 467
    35 to 54 years 5,872 2,754 383 1,903 443 389 1,507 303 23 465 355 360
    55 to 64 years 3,603 1,648 1,375 368 150 63 492 84 110 90 110 99
65 years and over 10,629 1,134 9,198 250 25 22 305 51 173 29 20 32

Male
 
      Total (17)
10,362 2,968 4,029 419 722 2,224 2,329 311 127 189 571 1,130
16 to 17 years 886 13 3 35 18 816 125 1 0 3 7 114
18 to 64 years 5,875 2,548 868 363 693 1,402 2,090 286 69 179 549 1,007
    18 to 24 years 1,261 136 16 43 157 909 711 19 0 39 107 546
    25 to 34 years 750 204 54 105 141 247 516 64 0 64 153 235
    35 to 54 years 2,288 1,414 188 174 291 222 635 157 11 62 221 185
    55 to 64 years 1,575 794 611 41 105 24 228 46 58 15 69 41
65 years and over 3,601 407 3,158 20 10 5 113 24 58 7 15 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
17,226 3,323 7,080 4,404 401 2,018 3,271 354 186 1,146 297 1,287
16 to 17 years 853 23 4 27 10 790 129 1 0 5 0 123
18 to 64 years 9,346 2,574 1,036 4,148 376 1,212 2,950 326 72 1,119 292 1,141
    18 to 24 years 1,656 120 31 638 79 789 1,038 69 0 251 42 676
    25 to 34 years 2,078 260 46 1,455 99 218 777 73 8 389 75 232
    35 to 54 years 3,584 1,340 195 1,729 153 167 871 146 12 404 134 175
    55 to 64 years 2,028 854 765 326 45 38 264 38 52 75 41 58
65 years and over 7,027 726 6,040 230 15 16 192 28 115 22 5 23

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
16,959 5,157 1,911 4,573 1,097 4,220 5,295 614 141 1,306 848 2,385
In families (2) 12,303 3,030 1,309 4,014 732 3,219 3,240 366 83 1,022 541 1,229
      Householder 4,401 1,415 618 1,782 234 352 1,544 228 46 605 272 393
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
7,690 1,302 167 3,300 409 2,512 2,401 274 16 880 348 883
      Householder 2,683 713 72 1,518 150 230 1,197 185 10 526 190 286
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,632 484 64 2,188 182 714 1,313 166 5 614 186 342
      Householder 1,455 235 22 1,022 65 111 751 108 3 372 106 162
In married-couple families (11) 7,926 1,636 1,120 3,059 373 1,738 1,933 189 70 651 347 676
      Husbands (11) 1,650 739 507 136 116 152 583 100 48 66 204 165
      Wives (11) 4,148 671 572 2,668 97 139 882 65 21 550 103 144
      Related children (18) 1,792 160 21 152 120 1,338 415 14 0 25 29 348
      Other 336 66 20 103 39 108 53 9 1 11 12 20
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
4,922 673 115 2,493 239 1,402 1,417 140 13 557 223 484
      Husbands (11) 622 299 55 100 78 90 394 81 8 61 143 100
      Wives (11) 2,668 265 40 2,192 77 95 661 44 4 463 50 99
      Related children (18) 1,389 69 7 104 63 1,146 327 9 0 22 20 276
      Other 243 40 13 97 22 71 35 6 1 11 9 9
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,504 275 48 1,627 104 450 793 85 2 379 122 206
      Husbands (11) 253 103 22 54 28 45 239 46 2 45 78 68
      Wives (11) 1,644 112 19 1,422 34 58 426 32 0 308 24 63
      Related children (18) 431 37 0 67 29 298 104 2 0 20 13 69
      Other 176 24 7 84 12 49 25 5 0 6 7 7
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,051 405 63 150 113 320 268 39 0 47 68 114
      Householder 412 199 45 36 54 78 143 23 0 21 41 58
      Other 639 205 18 114 59 242 125 16 0 26 26 57
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
507 146 9 89 43 220 158 27 0 30 33 67
      Householder 188 96 7 18 24 42 97 19 0 16 30 31
      Related children (18) 200 12 0 20 12 155 41 3 0 5 3 29
      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)
167 42 3 62 23 38 66 15 0 19 17 15
      Householder 68 28 2 12 15 11 48 13 0 7 16 12
      Related children (18) 40 6 0 14 5 15 9 0 0 5 1 2
      Other 59 8 1 35 2 13 9 2 0 6 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,326 989 126 805 245 1,161 1,039 138 13 324 126 438
      Householder 1,315 477 58 588 58 133 634 107 9 280 77 162
      Other 2,011 512 68 216 187 1,028 405 31 4 45 48 277
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,260 483 43 718 126 890 826 107 3 293 92 331
      Householder 1,052 338 24 546 41 103 559 89 1 257 67 144
      Related children (18) 941 62 4 107 50 720 221 12 0 28 18 164
      Other 267 84 15 65 36 67 46 6 2 8 8 23
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
961 167 14 499 56 226 453 66 3 217 47 120
      Householder 568 98 4 394 21 50 352 52 1 184 37 78
      Related children (18) 245 20 1 59 15 150 67 8 0 25 6 29
      Other 148 49 8 45 20 26 34 6 2 8 4 14
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
136 24 0 63 2 47 62 7 0 23 7 25
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,520 2,103 602 496 363 954 1,992 241 58 261 300 1,131
      Male 2,177 1,015 271 94 239 558 974 126 18 73 214 543
        Householder 1,380 763 209 54 121 233 537 87 18 37 106 289
      Female 2,342 1,088 331 402 125 396 1,018 115 41 188 86 588
        Householder 1,416 840 280 89 63 144 551 84 34 83 43 307

Poverty Footnotes

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