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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
White alone, not Hispanic
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
21,303 5,171 9,939 2,653 778 2,762 4,253 512 284 959 562 1,937
16 to 17 years 979 26 3 28 18 903 178 0 0 5 2 171
18 to 64 years 10,909 4,216 1,657 2,453 742 1,841 3,806 470 129 929 543 1,735
    18 to 24 years 1,939 198 34 388 153 1,165 1,412 68 0 217 99 1,028
    25 to 34 years 1,671 356 75 748 156 335 890 102 8 299 134 348
    35 to 54 years 4,244 2,238 337 1,073 310 286 1,081 228 21 335 227 271
    55 to 64 years 3,055 1,424 1,211 244 122 54 423 73 101 78 83 88
65 years and over 9,415 929 8,279 172 18 18 269 41 155 24 17 31

Male
 
      Total (17)
8,201 2,447 3,534 261 505 1,455 1,751 252 115 130 361 894
16 to 17 years 540 10 3 21 12 494 87 0 0 3 2 83
18 to 64 years 4,526 2,087 765 226 488 959 1,566 234 65 122 344 802
    18 to 24 years 859 101 9 31 106 612 564 17 0 31 67 450
    25 to 34 years 489 145 40 42 91 172 347 54 0 39 78 176
    35 to 54 years 1,800 1,151 167 120 210 153 454 121 11 38 146 138
    55 to 64 years 1,377 690 549 33 82 22 201 42 53 14 54 38
65 years and over 3,136 349 2,766 15 4 1 98 19 50 5 15 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
13,102 2,725 6,405 2,392 273 1,307 2,502 259 169 829 201 1,043
16 to 17 years 439 16 0 7 7 409 91 0 0 2 0 88
18 to 64 years 6,383 2,129 892 2,227 254 882 2,240 237 64 807 199 933
    18 to 24 years 1,080 96 26 357 48 553 848 51 0 187 32 579
    25 to 34 years 1,182 211 35 707 65 164 543 48 8 260 56 172
    35 to 54 years 2,444 1,086 170 953 101 133 626 106 9 297 82 132
    55 to 64 years 1,678 735 661 210 40 32 222 31 47 64 30 51
65 years and over 6,279 580 5,513 157 13 16 171 22 105 20 3 22

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
11,888 4,242 1,660 2,481 760 2,744 3,985 471 129 934 544 1,906
In families (2) 7,945 2,369 1,120 2,095 470 1,890 2,235 256 73 696 329 881
      Householder 3,075 1,144 537 996 152 246 1,060 158 46 416 161 279
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
4,282 940 109 1,605 234 1,394 1,580 194 15 574 200 597
      Householder 1,640 528 54 804 93 161 787 132 10 342 107 196
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,836 351 43 1,027 94 321 822 124 5 380 98 214
      Householder 824 165 19 526 38 76 473 78 3 227 56 109
In married-couple families (11) 5,084 1,302 978 1,584 220 1,001 1,313 134 63 431 209 477
      Husbands (11) 1,329 606 452 76 73 122 403 77 46 36 126 118
      Wives (11) 2,602 546 506 1,404 50 96 614 43 15 382 68 106
      Related children (18) 1,015 111 13 82 79 730 276 9 0 11 15 241
      Other 138 38 6 22 18 53 20 6 1 2 0 12
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,622 481 76 1,187 127 752 902 105 12 352 116 317
      Husbands (11) 427 216 41 54 46 70 247 61 8 33 81 64
      Wives (11) 1,384 194 25 1,065 38 62 439 34 3 309 27 66
      Related children (18) 730 47 5 47 34 597 202 4 0 8 8 182
      Other 82 25 5 20 9 23 14 6 1 2 0 6
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,229 201 33 751 46 199 471 66 2 226 54 123
      Husbands (11) 167 68 17 31 16 36 141 37 2 24 38 40
      Wives (11) 821 87 12 673 12 36 270 23 0 194 10 43
      Related children (18) 181 27 0 27 10 116 50 0 0 8 6 36
      Other 61 18 4 20 7 12 10 5 0 0 0 5
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
757 350 50 83 85 189 191 29 0 38 43 81
      Householder 321 179 36 27 45 34 106 18 0 16 33 39
      Other 436 171 14 57 40 155 84 11 0 22 10 42
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
339 117 9 44 36 132 112 18 0 22 27 45
      Householder 142 83 7 12 21 19 70 16 0 11 25 19
      Related children (18) 138 11 0 13 9 105 31 0 0 4 2 25
      Other 58 23 1 20 6 8 11 2 0 7 0 2
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
102 32 3 27 20 20 51 12 0 13 15 11
      Householder 49 21 2 7 14 5 36 10 0 4 14 9
      Related children (18) 28 6 0 8 4 11 7 0 0 4 1 2
      Other 25 5 1 12 2 4 8 2 0 5 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,104 718 92 428 165 700 731 93 11 227 78 322
      Householder 833 351 39 309 34 100 446 68 9 195 50 124
      Other 1,270 367 53 119 131 601 285 25 2 32 28 198
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,321 343 24 374 71 510 565 71 3 200 57 234
      Householder 639 241 12 287 21 78 389 59 1 175 41 112
      Related children (18) 527 39 2 56 35 395 154 6 0 22 15 111
      Other 155 63 9 31 15 37 22 6 2 2 2 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
505 119 7 249 28 102 301 46 3 141 29 80
      Householder 310 67 2 196 11 34 241 36 1 120 24 60
      Related children (18) 104 10 1 31 11 51 43 5 0 19 6 13
      Other 91 43 4 22 7 16 17 6 2 2 0 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
102 22 0 42 2 36 43 7 0 21 1 14
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,842 1,852 540 344 289 817 1,706 207 56 217 214 1,011
      Male 1,849 887 247 72 177 467 807 109 17 53 146 481
        Householder 1,238 678 193 47 102 217 463 73 17 24 83 266
      Female 1,993 965 294 272 112 351 899 98 39 164 68 530
        Householder 1,253 742 253 71 62 125 487 69 32 75 31 279

Poverty Footnotes

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