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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
Hispanic (any race)
Below 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,785 1,229 1,225 2,321 375 1,635 1,494 175 33 405 343 538
16 to 17 years 824 11 5 35 10 763 79 2 0 3 5 69
18 to 64 years 4,685 999 260 2,203 356 867 1,371 162 12 397 335 464
    18 to 24 years 1,097 67 12 322 93 604 383 27 0 82 56 218
    25 to 34 years 1,240 116 25 863 97 139 449 38 0 166 115 130
    35 to 54 years 1,756 566 51 885 139 115 466 85 3 136 138 104
    55 to 64 years 592 251 172 134 28 8 73 12 9 13 27 13
65 years and over 1,276 219 959 83 9 5 45 11 21 5 3 5

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,340 573 518 168 234 846 639 65 14 61 236 262
16 to 17 years 375 5 0 14 7 350 41 1 0 0 5 34
18 to 64 years 1,468 500 108 148 220 491 578 59 4 59 230 226
    18 to 24 years 456 39 7 15 58 336 161 2 0 8 45 105
    25 to 34 years 273 60 14 65 55 79 193 12 0 26 93 63
    35 to 54 years 524 283 22 61 84 73 194 40 0 24 78 53
    55 to 64 years 215 118 64 8 23 2 30 5 4 1 15 5
65 years and over 496 68 411 6 7 5 20 5 10 2 1 2

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,445 657 706 2,153 141 789 856 110 19 344 107 276
16 to 17 years 448 6 5 21 3 413 39 1 0 3 0 34
18 to 64 years 3,218 499 153 2,055 135 376 792 103 7 338 105 238
    18 to 24 years 641 28 5 307 34 268 222 24 0 74 10 113
    25 to 34 years 967 56 11 798 42 60 256 27 0 140 22 67
    35 to 54 years 1,232 282 29 824 55 42 271 44 3 112 61 51
    55 to 64 years 378 133 108 126 5 6 43 7 5 12 12 7
65 years and over 780 151 549 78 2 0 24 6 11 3 2 3

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,509 1,010 266 2,238 366 1,630 1,450 164 12 400 340 533
In families (2) 4,741 729 199 2,054 288 1,471 1,091 121 9 350 236 374
      Householder 1,457 308 85 845 96 123 529 78 0 205 122 125
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
3,710 397 62 1,819 196 1,236 883 89 1 325 163 304
      Householder 1,142 207 18 769 70 79 446 59 0 195 91 101
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,940 146 25 1,241 100 427 533 49 0 247 97 140
      Householder 688 78 3 533 33 40 305 35 0 153 58 60
In married-couple families (11) 3,036 363 146 1,565 162 801 663 63 7 235 149 209
      Husbands (11) 341 142 56 63 45 34 189 25 1 30 82 50
      Wives (11) 1,646 136 68 1,342 51 48 292 28 6 181 38 39
      Related children (18) 837 55 8 73 42 659 144 5 0 14 13 111
      Other 213 29 13 86 24 59 38 4 0 10 16 8
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
2,453 202 39 1,387 120 705 547 40 1 215 115 175
      Husbands (11) 203 87 14 47 34 22 154 22 0 29 66 38
      Wives (11) 1,369 77 15 1,200 42 35 237 13 1 163 25 35
      Related children (18) 707 22 2 58 29 596 129 5 0 13 12 98
      Other 174 16 8 83 16 51 26 0 0 10 13 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,357 78 15 932 65 266 341 23 0 158 72 88
      Husbands (11) 89 35 5 25 14 9 102 9 0 21 43 29
      Wives (11) 881 27 6 800 25 22 165 12 0 117 14 21
      Related children (18) 266 9 0 40 19 197 56 2 0 12 6 36
      Other 122 7 3 67 8 37 18 0 0 8 9 2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
339 66 13 77 32 151 86 11 0 10 30 35
      Householder 110 27 9 14 13 46 41 5 0 7 9 20
      Other 230 39 4 63 19 105 44 6 0 4 21 14
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
204 39 0 51 12 102 50 10 0 9 8 23
      Householder 59 18 0 10 8 23 29 4 0 7 5 14
      Related children (18) 73 4 0 7 3 59 10 3 0 1 2 4
      Other 72 16 0 35 1 21 11 3 0 1 2 5
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
66 10 0 35 3 18 18 3 0 8 2 6
      Householder 19 7 0 5 2 6 16 3 0 5 2 5
      Related children (18) 12 0 0 7 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
      Other 35 3 0 24 0 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
1,365 300 41 412 93 519 342 48 2 105 56 131
      Householder 544 147 23 303 31 41 206 40 0 89 32 44
      Other 821 153 18 109 62 478 136 8 2 16 24 86
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,054 157 23 380 64 429 287 39 0 101 40 106
      Householder 465 110 12 284 26 33 187 31 0 86 31 39
      Related children (18) 464 24 1 57 17 365 72 8 0 5 3 56
      Other 124 22 9 39 21 32 27 0 0 9 6 12
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
517 57 10 274 32 143 174 23 0 82 23 46
      Householder 292 39 2 215 14 21 126 18 0 67 19 22
      Related children (18) 163 11 0 34 5 113 28 5 0 5 0 18
      Other 63 7 8 25 14 9 20 0 0 9 4 6
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
38 2 0 23 0 13 21 0 0 2 6 13
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
730 279 66 161 77 146 338 43 3 48 99 146
      Male 345 142 25 24 62 93 193 21 1 20 79 73
        Householder 154 94 16 7 19 17 84 14 1 13 29 27
      Female 385 137 42 137 16 53 145 22 2 29 20 73
        Householder 183 109 30 18 5 22 76 18 2 8 12 36

Poverty Footnotes

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