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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
Black alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
11,795 3,097 2,961 1,317 1,399 3,021 2,166 329 128 353 339 1,018
16 to 17 years 1,273 24 5 24 20 1,200 127 2 0 0 4 122
18 to 64 years 7,735 2,562 769 1,260 1,336 1,808 1,897 306 53 343 316 879
    18 to 24 years 2,037 180 30 249 331 1,247 605 18 0 75 67 444
    25 to 34 years 1,410 302 34 376 387 311 477 62 0 113 79 223
    35 to 54 years 2,660 1,298 118 524 499 220 565 150 13 114 120 169
    55 to 64 years 1,628 781 586 112 119 29 251 76 41 41 50 43
65 years and over 2,786 512 2,187 33 43 13 142 22 74 10 19 17

Male
 
      Total (17)
5,243 1,431 1,182 235 861 1,534 906 114 54 64 209 467
16 to 17 years 635 15 1 8 11 600 59 2 0 0 0 58
18 to 64 years 3,546 1,236 318 227 831 934 790 107 26 61 196 401
    18 to 24 years 1,039 99 10 61 204 666 286 3 0 0 51 232
    25 to 34 years 639 183 20 47 240 149 203 28 0 18 56 100
    35 to 54 years 1,166 594 63 94 309 106 206 53 3 27 70 53
    55 to 64 years 701 360 225 25 79 13 96 23 22 15 19 17
65 years and over 1,063 180 863 0 19 1 58 5 28 3 13 8

Female
 
      Total (17)
6,551 1,666 1,779 1,082 538 1,486 1,260 215 74 289 130 552
16 to 17 years 638 9 4 16 9 600 68 0 0 0 4 64
18 to 64 years 4,189 1,326 451 1,033 505 874 1,108 199 28 282 121 478
    18 to 24 years 998 82 20 188 127 581 319 16 0 75 16 212
    25 to 34 years 771 119 14 329 147 163 274 33 0 94 23 124
    35 to 54 years 1,493 704 56 430 190 114 359 96 10 86 50 116
    55 to 64 years 927 421 361 86 41 17 155 53 18 26 31 26
65 years and over 1,724 332 1,323 33 25 12 84 16 46 7 6 9

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
9,008 2,586 774 1,284 1,356 3,008 2,025 307 53 343 320 1,001
In families (2) 7,231 1,729 572 1,136 1,063 2,732 1,593 226 33 313 244 776
      Householder 2,093 706 265 553 376 194 648 142 12 195 92 207
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
4,308 734 158 830 595 1,990 992 142 12 248 122 470
      Householder 1,289 374 68 459 269 120 451 92 6 156 55 143
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,546 259 50 498 262 478 452 60 0 165 50 177
      Householder 615 118 10 305 126 55 251 41 0 109 24 78
In married-couple families (11) 3,053 625 408 540 408 1,072 743 103 30 144 119 347
      Husbands (11) 693 251 167 41 186 47 191 46 14 32 59 40
      Wives (11) 1,003 220 207 427 68 81 275 42 16 102 33 82
      Related children (18) 1,187 110 22 61 130 864 244 11 0 8 18 207
      Other 170 43 11 11 25 80 34 4 0 2 9 18
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
1,718 218 94 383 241 782 461 60 10 117 58 217
      Husbands (11) 302 88 42 32 115 24 112 29 6 22 28 27
      Wives (11) 510 78 34 303 40 54 178 22 4 85 18 50
      Related children (18) 805 35 12 39 66 653 156 7 0 8 7 134
      Other 102 17 6 9 19 50 15 3 0 2 4 6
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
661 84 28 237 103 207 193 24 0 67 20 82
      Husbands (11) 119 30 7 20 48 13 52 13 0 9 12 18
      Wives (11) 287 28 11 190 21 36 94 7 0 55 1 30
      Related children (18) 193 14 6 19 28 126 37 2 0 3 2 30
      Other 62 12 5 8 6 32 11 3 0 0 4 4
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
689 209 23 75 150 232 153 12 0 18 37 86
      Householder 255 91 9 38 71 46 77 11 0 10 19 37
      Other 435 118 15 37 79 185 75 1 0 7 18 48
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
307 69 3 28 67 139 70 8 0 13 22 27
      Householder 124 43 1 17 43 21 39 7 0 8 11 13
      Related children (18) 112 1 0 1 8 101 22 0 0 2 6 14
      Other 71 25 3 10 16 17 9 1 0 4 4 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
100 22 3 18 39 19 31 3 0 7 13 8
      Householder 58 12 0 14 28 4 19 2 0 2 8 7
      Related children (18) 13 0 0 0 5 8 6 0 0 2 4 1
      Other 29 10 3 4 6 7 5 1 0 2 1 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,489 894 141 521 504 1,429 697 111 3 152 88 344
      Householder 1,040 380 67 321 173 99 350 90 3 121 24 112
      Other 2,449 514 74 199 331 1,330 347 20 0 31 63 232
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,283 447 60 418 288 1,070 461 73 2 118 42 226
      Householder 790 247 27 296 145 76 276 62 2 103 17 91
      Related children (18) 1,184 103 6 79 103 893 154 5 0 8 23 118
      Other 309 97 27 43 39 101 32 6 0 7 2 17
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
786 152 19 243 120 252 228 33 0 91 17 88
      Householder 380 75 6 193 68 38 170 30 0 83 9 49
      Related children (18) 273 31 0 38 29 175 40 0 0 4 6 30
      Other 133 46 13 12 23 39 18 3 0 5 2 9
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
25 1 0 11 5 8 7 2 0 4 1 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,752 855 202 137 289 268 425 80 20 26 74 225
      Male 837 395 82 37 188 136 208 34 11 8 36 119
        Householder 518 277 68 16 94 62 144 27 11 2 25 79
      Female 915 461 120 100 102 132 217 46 9 18 39 106
        Householder 676 396 113 36 72 60 170 38 9 11 32 81

Poverty Footnotes

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