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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 alone
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
1,470 173 464 312 60 461 301 27 2 44 33 194
16 to 17 years 124 0 0 4 2 118 9 0 0 0 0 9
18 to 64 years 935 113 135 286 58 343 283 26 0 43 33 182
    18 to 24 years 235 8 5 14 14 195 94 8 0 6 1 79
    25 to 34 years 186 10 7 67 14 88 76 3 0 13 4 55
    35 to 54 years 334 56 23 175 21 60 90 10 0 19 22 40
    55 to 64 years 179 39 101 30 9 0 22 6 0 4 5 7
65 years and over 411 61 328 22 0 0 9 2 2 2 0 4

Male
 
      Total (17)
553 70 179 32 32 240 123 13 1 4 21 84
16 to 17 years 59 0 0 0 2 58 7 0 0 0 0 7
18 to 64 years 339 48 50 29 30 182 113 13 0 4 21 75
    18 to 24 years 112 5 2 0 6 99 39 5 0 0 0 33
    25 to 34 years 75 6 2 2 9 56 29 2 0 2 4 21
    35 to 54 years 90 22 9 21 11 27 34 2 0 0 13 19
    55 to 64 years 62 15 37 6 3 0 11 4 0 2 4 2
65 years and over 155 22 130 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1

Female
 
      Total (17)
917 103 284 280 28 221 177 14 0 41 12 111
16 to 17 years 64 0 0 4 0 60 2 0 0 0 0 2
18 to 64 years 596 64 86 257 28 161 169 12 0 39 12 106
    18 to 24 years 123 3 3 14 8 96 55 2 0 6 1 46
    25 to 34 years 111 4 5 65 5 32 47 1 0 11 0 34
    35 to 54 years 244 33 14 154 10 33 56 7 0 19 9 21
    55 to 64 years 117 24 64 24 6 0 11 2 0 2 2 5
65 years and over 256 39 198 19 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
1,059 113 135 290 60 461 292 26 0 43 33 191
In families (2) 810 64 114 270 41 320 189 20 0 35 28 106
      Householder 238 26 48 100 18 47 73 9 0 11 12 40
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
484 21 28 197 31 207 108 11 0 23 13 61
      Householder 126 9 6 77 14 19 46 4 0 8 7 27
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
197 10 18 114 16 40 43 4 0 13 2 24
      Householder 63 4 2 42 7 8 24 3 0 5 2 15
In married-couple families (11) 613 40 97 239 29 209 134 16 0 26 18 74
      Husbands (11) 113 20 31 24 13 25 51 9 0 2 15 25
      Wives (11) 299 15 55 198 5 25 50 4 0 20 4 22
      Related children (18) 169 4 1 5 8 151 34 3 0 4 0 27
      Other 33 0 10 13 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
364 13 21 175 21 134 81 9 0 16 11 44
      Husbands (11) 49 9 3 14 10 12 33 4 0 0 11 18
      Wives (11) 176 4 8 153 5 6 30 2 0 16 0 12
      Related children (18) 116 0 0 1 3 112 18 3 0 0 0 14
      Other 23 0 9 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
173 8 12 102 14 37 37 4 0 11 2 19
      Husbands (11) 28 4 0 8 8 8 15 4 0 0 2 9
      Wives (11) 99 4 2 88 3 3 18 1 0 11 0 6
      Related children (18) 25 0 0 1 2 22 4 0 0 0 0 4
      Other 21 0 9 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
56 6 8 4 7 31 14 0 0 0 4 10
      Householder 18 1 4 0 3 10 4 0 0 0 2 2
      Other 38 5 4 4 4 22 10 0 0 0 2 8
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
32 2 4 2 7 18 3 0 0 0 0 3
      Householder 7 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
      Related children (18) 13 0 0 2 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 12 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Householder 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
141 19 8 27 6 81 40 4 0 9 6 22
      Householder 48 8 2 18 4 16 18 1 0 3 4 10
      Other 93 11 6 10 2 65 22 3 0 6 2 11
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
88 6 3 20 4 55 25 2 0 7 2 14
      Householder 28 4 0 12 4 8 12 0 0 3 2 7
      Related children (18) 50 3 0 3 0 45 8 2 0 0 0 6
      Other 10 0 3 5 0 2 5 0 0 4 0 1
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
18 2 2 9 2 3 7 0 0 2 0 5
      Householder 12 2 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 2 0 3
      Related children (18) 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
      Other 5 0 2 2 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)
247 48 22 20 18 140 103 5 0 8 5 85
      Male 113 19 12 3 10 69 35 0 0 2 2 30
        Householder 68 11 10 2 7 38 22 0 0 0 2 20
      Female 134 29 10 17 8 71 68 5 0 6 2 55
        Householder 81 24 10 2 6 40 39 3 0 3 1 31

Poverty Footnotes

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