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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
7,028 2,268 1,479 990 562 1,729 1,254 220 66 266 204 498
16 to 17 years 774 19 5 16 10 724 64 0 0 1 0 62
18 to 64 years 4,705 1,873 344 950 540 998 1,147 211 42 262 200 432
    18 to 24 years 1,203 82 11 231 143 736 356 24 0 52 32 247
    25 to 34 years 819 222 12 310 136 140 337 51 0 125 61 100
    35 to 54 years 1,745 1,017 73 340 217 97 341 94 12 69 90 77
    55 to 64 years 938 552 248 70 44 24 112 42 30 16 17 8
65 years and over 1,549 376 1,130 25 11 7 43 10 24 2 4 3

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,892 998 525 176 352 840 466 68 22 37 105 234
16 to 17 years 395 11 3 6 9 366 31 0 0 0 0 31
18 to 64 years 1,980 871 137 165 339 469 426 65 15 37 105 203
    18 to 24 years 550 47 5 49 81 369 159 8 0 7 18 126
    25 to 34 years 301 123 4 53 77 44 117 8 0 12 44 52
    35 to 54 years 743 458 33 50 153 49 116 39 9 17 33 18
    55 to 64 years 387 243 95 13 28 7 35 10 7 1 10 6
65 years and over 517 117 386 4 4 6 9 3 6 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,137 1,269 954 815 210 889 788 152 44 229 99 264
16 to 17 years 380 8 2 9 2 358 33 0 0 1 0 32
18 to 64 years 2,725 1,002 207 785 201 529 721 145 27 225 95 229
    18 to 24 years 653 35 7 182 62 368 197 16 0 46 14 121
    25 to 34 years 519 98 7 257 59 96 220 43 0 113 17 48
    35 to 54 years 1,002 560 41 289 64 49 226 55 3 52 57 59
    55 to 64 years 551 309 152 56 16 17 77 31 23 14 7 2
65 years and over 1,032 259 744 20 7 1 34 7 17 2 4 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,479 1,892 349 966 551 1,722 1,211 211 42 264 200 495
In families (2) 4,124 1,140 219 801 417 1,546 891 142 26 229 134 360
      Householder 1,352 550 109 434 117 142 450 87 11 155 64 134
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,866 623 81 650 239 1,273 673 103 10 201 93 266
      Householder 980 358 42 386 90 104 382 66 7 139 46 124
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,168 216 28 436 100 387 382 41 2 156 58 126
      Householder 511 127 14 275 38 57 232 21 2 112 26 71
In married-couple families (11) 1,275 329 135 307 115 388 256 40 12 71 41 93
      Husbands (11) 302 140 53 20 56 32 71 16 5 14 17 19
      Wives (11) 492 103 72 259 23 36 107 22 7 51 17 10
      Related children (18) 422 66 5 20 26 305 60 2 0 6 2 50
      Other 59 20 5 9 10 16 18 0 0 0 5 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
800 160 37 241 65 297 178 28 7 59 25 59
      Husbands (11) 156 78 11 14 38 15 44 9 2 9 13 12
      Wives (11) 302 46 19 206 10 21 82 17 5 44 7 8
      Related children (18) 314 32 2 16 12 251 36 2 0 6 0 28
      Other 29 4 4 6 4 11 16 0 0 0 5 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
339 54 9 153 30 92 95 9 0 41 16 29
      Husbands (11) 54 24 3 6 16 5 27 2 0 8 8 8
      Wives (11) 175 18 4 137 8 8 50 7 0 29 6 8
      Related children (18) 104 12 0 8 7 77 13 0 0 4 0 9
      Other 7 1 3 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
388 163 12 37 41 136 76 10 7 5 21 34
      Householder 136 83 4 11 19 19 39 7 0 3 14 15
      Other 252 80 8 26 22 117 37 2 7 2 7 18
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
225 73 3 19 23 108 38 3 0 5 13 18
      Householder 83 44 3 6 14 16 25 3 0 3 10 10
      Related children (18) 80 5 0 3 5 66 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 62 23 0 9 4 26 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
72 19 2 7 9 35 25 0 0 3 10 12
      Householder 31 14 2 2 5 8 14 0 0 2 7 5
      Related children (18) 15 0 0 3 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 26 5 0 2 4 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,460 648 72 458 261 1,022 559 92 7 153 72 234
      Householder 841 349 44 296 64 88 330 60 5 124 36 105
      Other 1,619 299 27 161 197 934 229 32 2 30 36 129
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,841 390 41 390 151 868 457 73 3 137 55 189
      Householder 689 261 24 276 54 74 303 52 3 114 31 104
      Related children (18) 925 52 4 69 68 732 123 13 0 16 20 74
      Other 227 78 12 45 29 63 31 8 0 7 5 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
756 142 17 276 61 260 261 33 2 111 32 85
      Householder 372 92 9 208 20 43 189 19 2 94 17 57
      Related children (18) 279 13 1 45 36 183 49 11 0 10 10 19
      Other 106 38 7 23 5 34 23 2 0 7 5 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 0 1 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,337 752 129 150 132 175 320 68 16 34 66 135
      Male 672 375 63 59 92 83 164 33 2 7 34 88
        Householder 424 285 45 8 59 27 95 22 2 7 21 43
      Female 665 376 66 91 40 92 156 35 14 27 33 47
        Householder 511 343 62 31 29 47 103 30 13 9 22 30

Poverty Footnotes

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