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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 alone
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,811 2,222 1,440 937 543 1,670 1,192 202 64 255 197 474
16 to 17 years 745 18 5 16 10 695 57 0 0 1 0 55
18 to 64 years 4,554 1,832 334 896 522 968 1,094 193 42 251 192 416
    18 to 24 years 1,154 77 11 212 139 716 338 24 0 48 31 235
    25 to 34 years 784 219 10 291 130 134 324 47 0 120 60 97
    35 to 54 years 1,705 999 73 326 213 94 321 81 12 68 85 75
    55 to 64 years 910 538 239 68 41 24 111 40 30 16 17 8
65 years and over 1,513 371 1,102 25 10 6 42 10 22 2 4 3

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,802 978 514 165 342 803 440 57 22 35 101 224
16 to 17 years 380 11 3 6 9 352 30 0 0 0 0 30
18 to 64 years 1,918 851 135 154 331 447 401 55 15 35 101 195
    18 to 24 years 526 42 5 47 79 354 149 8 0 4 17 120
    25 to 34 years 287 122 3 48 75 39 114 8 0 12 42 51
    35 to 54 years 723 448 33 46 151 46 104 29 9 17 31 17
    55 to 64 years 382 240 95 13 26 7 34 9 7 1 10 6
65 years and over 504 116 377 4 3 5 9 3 6 0 0 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,009 1,244 926 772 200 867 752 145 42 220 96 250
16 to 17 years 364 7 2 9 2 344 27 0 0 1 0 26
18 to 64 years 2,636 981 199 742 191 522 693 138 27 216 92 221
    18 to 24 years 628 35 7 165 60 362 189 16 0 44 14 114
    25 to 34 years 497 97 7 242 56 95 210 39 0 108 17 46
    35 to 54 years 982 551 41 280 61 49 217 52 3 50 53 59
    55 to 64 years 529 298 144 55 15 17 77 31 23 14 7 2
65 years and over 1,009 255 725 20 7 1 32 7 16 2 4 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,298 1,851 339 912 533 1,664 1,150 193 42 252 192 471
In families (2) 3,991 1,118 213 759 406 1,496 846 132 26 220 128 340
      Householder 1,311 544 104 414 111 138 426 77 11 148 61 129
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,765 609 81 613 230 1,232 633 97 10 192 86 248
      Householder 949 353 42 367 84 104 364 61 7 133 43 121
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,124 213 28 413 93 376 361 41 2 149 53 116
      Householder 495 126 14 264 35 57 221 21 2 105 23 70
In married-couple families (11) 1,214 316 129 283 111 374 241 38 12 65 38 89
      Husbands (11) 295 137 51 20 54 32 69 14 5 14 17 19
      Wives (11) 463 99 68 240 21 34 100 22 7 46 15 10
      Related children (18) 403 60 5 16 26 295 56 2 0 6 2 46
      Other 54 20 5 7 10 12 16 0 0 0 3 13
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
756 156 37 219 61 283 165 27 7 54 21 56
      Husbands (11) 153 77 11 14 36 15 43 7 2 9 13 12
      Wives (11) 280 44 19 188 8 20 76 17 5 39 6 8
      Related children (18) 300 31 2 13 12 241 32 2 0 6 0 24
      Other 23 4 4 4 4 7 15 0 0 0 3 11
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
321 54 9 136 29 92 89 9 0 36 14 29
      Husbands (11) 54 24 3 6 16 5 27 2 0 8 8 8
      Wives (11) 159 18 4 123 6 8 45 7 0 24 6 8
      Related children (18) 100 12 0 5 7 77 13 0 0 4 0 9
      Other 7 1 3 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
372 160 12 32 41 126 68 9 7 5 20 28
      Householder 132 83 4 8 19 18 34 6 0 3 13 12
      Other 240 78 8 24 22 108 34 2 7 2 7 15
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
215 70 3 16 23 104 31 2 0 5 12 13
      Householder 80 44 3 3 14 16 22 2 0 3 9 8
      Related children (18) 73 3 0 3 5 62 2 0 0 0 0 2
      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)
71 19 2 7 9 33 21 0 0 3 9 8
      Householder 31 14 2 2 5 8 11 0 0 2 6 3
      Related children (18) 14 0 0 3 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 26 5 0 2 4 15 8 0 0 1 3 3
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,406 641 72 443 253 996 536 85 7 150 70 224
      Householder 821 344 44 287 60 86 318 53 5 122 34 103
      Other 1,585 297 27 156 193 911 218 32 2 27 36 121
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,793 384 41 378 146 845 437 68 3 133 53 179
      Householder 671 256 24 266 51 74 294 48 3 112 29 102
      Related children (18) 898 50 4 69 66 709 113 13 0 14 20 66
      Other 225 78 12 43 29 63 31 8 0 7 5 10
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
732 139 17 270 55 250 252 33 2 110 30 79
      Householder 361 90 9 202 16 43 186 19 2 93 15 57
      Related children (18) 266 11 1 45 35 174 44 11 0 10 10 13
      Other 106 38 7 23 5 34 23 2 0 7 5 8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
17 0 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,290 733 125 140 126 166 305 61 16 32 65 131
      Male 651 369 63 55 88 76 151 26 2 7 32 84
        Householder 411 278 45 8 56 25 92 22 2 7 20 41
      Female 638 364 62 85 37 90 153 35 14 25 33 46
        Householder 492 330 58 31 26 47 103 30 13 9 22 30

Poverty Footnotes

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