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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: 2009

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2010 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
All races
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
83,323 14,254 33,671 13,249 5,943 16,205 22,290 2,345 2,279 3,997 3,127 10,542
16 to 17 years 6,918 109 25 176 121 6,488 1,335 13 1 9 21 1,291
18 to 64 years 45,443 11,692 6,144 12,404 5,569 9,635 18,835 2,125 981 3,849 2,927 8,953
    18 to 24 years 10,317 682 117 1,445 1,149 6,923 5,807 167 1 530 477 4,632
    25 to 34 years 7,569 1,154 210 3,341 1,354 1,510 4,118 442 7 1,183 629 1,857
    35 to 54 years 15,928 5,635 940 6,018 2,331 1,003 5,966 997 110 1,723 1,344 1,792
    55 to 64 years 11,629 4,220 4,876 1,600 734 199 2,943 519 863 413 477 672
65 years and over 30,962 2,454 27,502 669 253 83 2,120 207 1,298 138 179 297

Male
 
      Total (17)
33,817 6,797 14,074 1,052 3,711 8,183 9,834 1,064 1,242 607 1,968 4,953
16 to 17 years 3,495 70 13 50 63 3,299 692 7 1 5 10 670
18 to 64 years 17,716 5,800 2,561 973 3,517 4,865 8,073 962 527 567 1,865 4,150
    18 to 24 years 5,010 387 53 196 790 3,584 2,857 70 0 81 329 2,377
    25 to 34 years 2,546 626 96 225 862 736 1,654 184 6 158 457 850
    35 to 54 years 5,440 2,701 406 448 1,437 447 2,261 469 61 237 826 668
    55 to 64 years 4,720 2,085 2,005 104 428 98 1,300 240 460 91 253 256
65 years and over 12,606 927 11,500 30 130 19 1,069 95 714 36 92 133

Female
 
      Total (17)
49,505 7,457 19,597 12,196 2,232 8,022 12,456 1,281 1,038 3,389 1,160 5,589
16 to 17 years 3,423 38 12 126 58 3,189 643 6 0 5 11 622
18 to 64 years 27,727 5,892 3,583 11,431 2,051 4,769 10,762 1,162 454 3,282 1,061 4,803
    18 to 24 years 5,306 295 64 1,250 359 3,339 2,950 97 1 449 148 2,255
    25 to 34 years 5,023 527 114 3,116 491 774 2,464 258 1 1,026 172 1,007
    35 to 54 years 10,488 2,934 534 5,569 894 556 3,705 528 49 1,486 517 1,124
    55 to 64 years 6,909 2,135 2,871 1,496 307 100 1,643 279 403 322 223 416
65 years and over 18,356 1,526 16,002 640 123 64 1,051 113 584 103 87 164

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
52,361 11,801 6,169 12,579 5,690 16,122 20,170 2,137 982 3,859 2,948 10,244
In families (2) 43,546 8,289 4,945 11,697 4,347 14,267 16,374 1,606 811 3,407 2,296 8,254
      Householder 13,071 3,524 2,340 4,637 1,485 1,085 5,656 824 452 1,603 929 1,848
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
24,881 3,169 696 8,544 2,185 10,288 9,387 874 62 2,610 1,122 4,719
      Householder 6,925 1,561 279 3,571 872 641 3,368 495 30 1,283 518 1,042
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
9,378 1,085 266 5,046 917 2,064 3,910 396 13 1,599 491 1,412
      Householder 3,408 481 85 2,157 388 297 1,812 219 7 774 240 572
In married-couple families (11) 30,410 4,932 4,282 9,569 2,545 9,083 12,516 1,199 750 2,698 1,649 6,219
      Husbands (11) 5,218 1,922 1,695 326 928 347 2,781 506 407 264 732 873
      Wives (11) 14,056 1,885 2,346 8,460 695 670 5,320 514 334 2,267 570 1,635
      Related children (18) 9,977 826 102 538 769 7,742 4,109 137 2 129 289 3,552
      Other 1,159 298 139 244 153 324 305 43 7 38 58 159
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
17,086 1,704 488 6,940 1,306 6,648 7,119 610 55 2,050 831 3,573
      Husbands (11) 1,791 656 183 243 526 183 1,296 230 33 160 408 465
      Wives (11) 7,490 568 135 6,116 320 351 3,250 305 15 1,777 284 869
      Related children (18) 6,997 311 62 374 353 5,897 2,393 56 0 79 108 2,150
      Other 807 168 108 207 107 216 180 19 7 33 31 89
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
6,718 618 184 4,060 523 1,332 2,892 292 10 1,226 336 1,028
      Husbands (11) 737 208 45 141 221 122 658 92 7 96 201 262
      Wives (11) 4,149 201 44 3,572 128 204 1,762 170 1 1,066 79 446
      Related children (18) 1,304 107 13 198 120 866 351 17 0 37 37 261
      Other 529 103 83 148 55 140 121 13 2 27 19 59
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
3,313 873 237 431 561 1,211 1,085 90 25 119 265 587
      Householder 1,127 398 103 92 265 268 437 45 20 47 124 200
      Other 2,185 474 134 338 296 943 648 44 5 72 141 387
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,541 295 59 237 219 731 460 45 2 72 100 242
      Householder 507 174 27 46 132 128 199 30 0 32 55 82
      Related children (18) 667 32 6 60 33 536 153 7 0 14 15 117
      Other 366 89 26 131 54 67 108 8 2 27 30 42
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
445 78 21 142 99 105 207 16 1 46 58 85
      Householder 179 42 7 31 71 27 112 8 0 19 35 49
      Related children (18) 99 6 0 32 11 49 39 4 0 8 9 17
      Other 168 29 13 80 17 28 56 3 1 19 14 19
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
9,824 2,485 426 1,698 1,242 3,973 2,773 318 36 590 382 1,448
      Householder 3,204 1,148 223 1,063 387 383 1,290 235 27 454 144 430
      Other 6,620 1,337 203 634 854 3,590 1,483 83 9 135 238 1,018
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
6,255 1,170 149 1,367 660 2,909 1,807 219 5 487 191 904
      Householder 2,328 717 79 956 298 278 1,040 187 5 413 97 338
      Related children (18) 3,107 233 15 215 247 2,397 644 19 0 43 66 516
      Other 820 220 55 196 115 234 124 14 0 31 28 51
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
2,215 388 60 844 294 628 812 89 2 326 96 299
      Householder 1,141 216 30 624 144 127 579 77 2 273 50 177
      Related children (18) 678 66 5 114 76 416 153 5 0 29 22 97
      Other 397 107 25 106 74 84 80 7 0 24 24 25
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
229 27 4 93 27 78 81 15 0 34 6 26
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
8,585 3,484 1,220 790 1,315 1,777 3,715 516 171 418 646 1,964
      Male 4,160 1,701 524 172 858 905 1,955 261 87 123 453 1,030
        Householder 2,599 1,257 432 61 479 370 1,219 178 83 70 264 624
      Female 4,425 1,783 696 618 457 871 1,761 256 84 295 193 934
        Householder 2,805 1,425 617 146 260 356 1,086 187 79 128 131 561

Poverty Footnotes

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