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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
White alone
Below 130% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
17,620 4,442 4,701 3,441 1,727 3,308 3,076 388 86 717 592 1,292
16 to 17 years 1,128 28 5 51 19 1,026 82 4 0 1 3 74
18 to 64 years 12,123 3,807 1,110 3,282 1,666 2,257 2,893 366 44 705 574 1,203
    18 to 24 years 2,636 179 29 600 347 1,482 1,027 37 1 174 118 697
    25 to 34 years 2,383 365 52 1,131 402 433 774 89 0 250 154 282
    35 to 54 years 4,631 2,080 195 1,342 715 298 820 168 5 222 240 184
    55 to 64 years 2,473 1,183 833 209 203 45 272 72 38 59 62 41
65 years and over 4,369 607 3,587 107 42 25 102 19 43 10 15 15

Male
 
      Total (17)
6,607 1,954 1,578 361 1,107 1,607 1,286 177 35 87 386 601
16 to 17 years 529 16 0 7 12 494 47 4 0 0 3 40
18 to 64 years 4,751 1,733 488 349 1,074 1,107 1,205 162 26 87 373 557
    18 to 24 years 1,088 70 18 53 231 716 425 14 0 23 69 319
    25 to 34 years 729 157 21 94 252 205 296 33 0 26 112 126
    35 to 54 years 1,843 985 69 176 458 154 361 79 5 28 150 99
    55 to 64 years 1,091 521 380 26 133 32 123 36 21 10 42 14
65 years and over 1,327 204 1,090 4 21 7 34 11 9 0 10 4

Female
 
      Total (17)
11,013 2,488 3,124 3,080 620 1,701 1,790 211 51 630 206 691
16 to 17 years 599 12 5 43 7 532 35 0 0 1 0 33
18 to 64 years 7,372 2,074 622 2,933 592 1,150 1,688 204 18 619 201 646
    18 to 24 years 1,549 109 11 547 115 766 602 23 1 151 49 378
    25 to 34 years 1,654 208 32 1,037 150 228 478 56 0 224 42 156
    35 to 54 years 2,788 1,095 126 1,166 257 143 458 89 0 194 90 85
    55 to 64 years 1,381 662 453 184 70 13 149 36 17 49 20 27
65 years and over 3,042 403 2,497 103 21 18 68 8 34 10 5 12

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
13,251 3,835 1,115 3,333 1,685 3,283 2,975 370 44 707 578 1,277
In families (2) 8,462 1,990 657 2,701 944 2,169 1,644 200 26 470 350 598
      Householder 3,350 1,050 337 1,270 398 295 889 132 14 318 176 249
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
5,797 1,056 141 2,277 586 1,738 1,264 161 8 405 261 430
      Householder 2,319 633 68 1,110 287 222 727 112 6 295 129 185
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
2,879 396 66 1,538 301 579 784 83 3 302 156 240
      Householder 1,279 215 29 774 147 114 472 54 2 217 77 122
In married-couple families (11) 4,773 1,017 512 1,842 442 959 796 105 25 210 197 260
      Husbands (11) 1,144 483 214 122 219 106 296 49 16 21 113 98
      Wives (11) 2,390 369 267 1,580 97 77 346 34 9 183 49 71
      Related children (18) 1,050 119 15 84 99 733 129 19 0 3 29 77
      Other 189 45 16 56 28 44 25 4 0 2 5 14
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,169 484 81 1,553 260 791 587 78 7 171 149 182
      Husbands (11) 561 226 32 90 149 64 214 37 7 14 90 66
      Wives (11) 1,613 148 20 1,348 46 50 252 25 0 151 35 40
      Related children (18) 828 71 14 64 41 638 99 12 0 3 18 65
      Other 167 38 14 50 24 40 22 4 0 2 5 10
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
1,718 198 40 1,048 129 302 378 49 3 137 87 102
      Husbands (11) 266 82 12 56 71 46 143 22 3 11 61 46
      Wives (11) 1,028 62 12 908 18 28 180 18 0 122 13 26
      Related children (18) 299 31 4 43 25 196 36 5 0 3 9 19
      Other 126 24 12 42 15 32 19 3 0 2 4 10
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
802 219 53 113 156 261 147 10 0 18 52 67
      Householder 361 135 30 29 100 68 74 10 0 8 31 25
      Other 442 84 23 85 57 193 73 0 0 10 21 42
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
484 114 22 76 89 184 97 8 0 12 27 49
      Householder 224 84 14 14 67 45 54 8 0 8 18 20
      Related children (18) 159 6 2 23 9 119 20 0 0 1 2 17
      Other 101 23 6 39 12 20 23 0 0 3 7 13
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
161 35 5 41 44 37 58 1 0 9 16 32
      Householder 80 21 3 8 37 11 36 1 0 6 13 16
      Related children (18) 29 2 0 7 0 20 7 0 0 1 0 6
      Other 52 12 1 26 7 6 15 0 0 1 3 10
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,887 754 92 745 346 949 700 85 1 243 101 271
      Householder 1,364 471 55 553 143 140 468 77 1 213 55 122
      Other 1,523 283 37 192 203 808 232 8 0 29 46 148
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,144 458 38 649 237 762 581 75 1 222 85 199
      Householder 1,117 346 21 512 123 117 433 69 1 206 44 113
      Related children (18) 795 64 5 75 70 581 114 3 0 12 24 76
      Other 233 48 13 62 44 65 34 3 0 4 17 9
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,000 163 21 449 128 240 348 33 0 155 54 107
      Householder 607 113 11 351 69 64 271 28 0 143 28 72
      Related children (18) 250 22 1 49 29 149 48 2 0 9 9 28
      Other 143 28 9 49 30 27 29 3 0 3 16 7
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
142 19 1 67 19 37 50 7 0 27 5 11
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,646 1,826 456 565 722 1,077 1,281 162 18 209 223 668
      Male 2,113 838 198 101 466 511 624 89 10 44 158 322
        Householder 1,200 583 144 29 249 195 320 59 10 24 83 145
      Female 2,533 988 258 465 256 567 657 73 8 165 65 346
        Householder 1,355 750 208 88 106 205 313 49 8 60 30 166

Poverty Footnotes

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