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

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,542 184 468 328 65 496 329 30 2 53 38 206
16 to 17 years 137 0 0 4 2 130 10 0 0 0 0 10
18 to 64 years 989 123 137 300 63 366 309 28 0 51 38 192
    18 to 24 years 256 8 5 18 16 209 108 8 0 9 4 87
    25 to 34 years 201 11 7 74 15 94 86 4 0 18 6 57
    35 to 54 years 347 60 23 178 24 62 93 11 0 20 22 40
    55 to 64 years 186 44 102 30 9 0 22 6 0 4 5 7
65 years and over 416 61 331 24 0 0 9 2 2 2 0 4

Male
 
      Total (17)
586 78 182 34 36 256 139 16 1 6 25 91
16 to 17 years 62 0 0 0 2 60 8 0 0 0 0 8
18 to 64 years 369 56 51 31 35 196 129 16 0 6 25 82
    18 to 24 years 124 5 2 1 8 109 51 5 0 2 3 40
    25 to 34 years 81 7 2 3 10 59 31 3 0 2 5 21
    35 to 54 years 97 26 9 21 14 27 35 3 0 0 13 19
    55 to 64 years 66 19 38 6 3 0 11 4 0 2 4 2
65 years and over 156 22 131 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
955 106 286 294 29 241 189 14 0 47 13 115
16 to 17 years 75 0 0 4 0 70 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 621 67 86 269 28 170 181 12 0 45 12 111
    18 to 24 years 131 3 3 17 8 101 57 2 0 7 1 48
    25 to 34 years 120 4 5 71 5 35 54 1 0 16 1 36
    35 to 54 years 250 34 14 157 10 35 58 7 0 20 9 21
    55 to 64 years 120 26 64 24 6 0 11 2 0 2 2 5
65 years and over 260 39 200 21 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
1,126 123 137 305 65 496 319 28 0 51 38 202
In families (2) 852 70 115 283 45 338 209 23 0 43 29 114
      Householder 249 28 48 106 18 48 82 10 0 17 13 41
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
516 23 29 210 33 221 125 13 0 31 14 66
      Householder 135 11 6 83 15 20 54 5 0 14 8 27
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
211 10 18 121 17 45 50 4 0 18 3 25
      Householder 65 4 2 44 7 8 30 3 0 10 3 15
In married-couple families (11) 638 42 98 249 29 220 144 18 0 31 19 76
      Husbands (11) 118 22 32 26 13 25 52 10 0 2 15 25
      Wives (11) 306 16 55 205 5 25 56 4 0 26 4 23
      Related children (18) 179 4 1 5 9 160 35 3 0 4 0 28
      Other 35 0 10 13 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
385 15 22 185 21 144 89 10 0 21 11 46
      Husbands (11) 52 11 4 16 10 12 34 5 0 0 11 18
      Wives (11) 183 4 8 159 5 6 36 2 0 21 0 12
      Related children (18) 125 0 0 2 4 120 18 3 0 0 0 15
      Other 25 0 9 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
183 8 12 108 14 41 41 4 0 15 2 19
      Husbands (11) 30 4 0 10 8 8 15 4 0 0 2 9
      Wives (11) 102 4 2 91 3 3 22 1 0 15 0 6
      Related children (18) 29 0 0 2 2 26 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 22 0 9 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
60 6 8 4 8 33 17 1 0 0 5 11
      Householder 19 1 4 0 3 10 6 1 0 0 3 2
      Other 41 5 4 4 5 23 12 0 0 0 2 9
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
34 2 4 2 7 19 6 1 0 0 1 4
      Householder 7 0 2 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 1 1
      Related children (18) 14 0 0 2 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 13 2 2 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
6 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
      Related children (18) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
154 22 9 30 8 85 48 4 0 12 6 26
      Householder 50 9 2 19 4 16 20 1 0 4 4 11
      Other 104 13 7 11 3 69 27 3 0 8 2 15
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
97 7 3 23 6 59 31 2 0 10 2 17
      Householder 30 4 0 14 4 8 13 0 0 4 2 7
      Related children (18) 56 3 0 4 1 48 13 2 0 2 0 9
      Other 11 0 3 6 0 2 5 0 0 4 0 1
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
22 2 2 11 3 4 8 0 0 3 0 5
      Householder 12 2 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 3 0 3
      Related children (18) 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Other 6 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
272 53 22 21 19 158 111 5 0 8 9 89
      Male 125 22 12 3 11 77 41 0 0 2 6 33
        Householder 74 13 10 2 7 42 28 0 0 0 6 22
      Female 147 31 10 18 8 80 70 5 0 6 3 56
        Householder 88 26 10 2 6 44 39 3 0 3 2 31

Poverty Footnotes

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