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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 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
20,864 5,101 6,119 3,915 1,975 3,754 3,732 475 137 854 717 1,549
16 to 17 years 1,313 30 5 59 21 1,198 127 4 0 1 3 118
18 to 64 years 13,757 4,313 1,285 3,725 1,903 2,531 3,448 438 62 840 696 1,412
    18 to 24 years 2,959 204 36 666 371 1,682 1,189 41 1 204 139 805
    25 to 34 years 2,644 400 54 1,276 438 477 920 108 0 296 185 330
    35 to 54 years 5,271 2,324 231 1,534 857 325 1,026 210 6 276 301 233
    55 to 64 years 2,883 1,385 964 248 238 48 313 80 56 63 70 44
65 years and over 5,794 758 4,829 131 52 25 157 33 75 13 17 18

Male
 
      Total (17)
7,881 2,270 2,113 388 1,280 1,830 1,572 210 60 106 466 730
16 to 17 years 626 16 0 9 14 587 71 4 0 0 3 64
18 to 64 years 5,421 2,000 571 375 1,240 1,236 1,445 184 39 106 453 662
    18 to 24 years 1,227 89 21 58 247 813 499 14 0 25 90 370
    25 to 34 years 797 180 21 98 274 224 361 39 0 35 135 153
    35 to 54 years 2,121 1,110 96 188 561 166 443 95 6 37 182 124
    55 to 64 years 1,276 621 433 31 157 33 141 36 34 10 45 16
65 years and over 1,833 254 1,543 4 26 7 57 22 21 0 10 4

Female
 
      Total (17)
12,983 2,831 4,005 3,527 696 1,925 2,160 266 77 748 250 819
16 to 17 years 687 14 5 51 7 611 56 0 0 1 0 55
18 to 64 years 8,335 2,313 714 3,350 663 1,295 2,004 254 23 733 243 750
    18 to 24 years 1,732 116 15 608 124 869 690 27 1 179 49 435
    25 to 34 years 1,847 220 33 1,179 163 253 559 69 0 261 51 178
    35 to 54 years 3,150 1,214 135 1,346 296 159 583 115 0 240 119 109
    55 to 64 years 1,607 764 531 217 80 15 172 44 22 53 25 28
65 years and over 3,961 504 3,286 126 26 18 100 11 54 13 7 15

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
15,070 4,343 1,290 3,784 1,924 3,729 3,575 442 62 841 699 1,531
In families (2) 10,030 2,365 801 3,150 1,131 2,583 2,072 255 37 585 428 768
      Householder 3,860 1,202 406 1,453 466 334 1,075 162 22 377 210 303
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
6,730 1,197 164 2,646 687 2,035 1,593 206 8 509 309 561
      Householder 2,600 697 74 1,260 330 239 880 139 6 350 160 226
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
3,288 429 77 1,779 338 666 967 109 3 371 183 301
      Householder 1,424 230 30 875 162 126 560 71 2 250 92 146
In married-couple families (11) 5,889 1,248 629 2,235 563 1,214 1,066 139 36 293 244 354
      Husbands (11) 1,379 582 263 139 270 126 371 61 22 30 139 118
      Wives (11) 2,925 457 323 1,912 133 99 479 52 13 255 65 94
      Related children (18) 1,347 156 19 109 130 933 182 21 0 3 34 123
      Other 238 53 24 75 30 56 35 4 0 6 6 19
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
3,844 571 96 1,876 328 973 797 108 7 245 180 258
      Husbands (11) 657 270 36 99 179 73 266 47 7 23 110 79
      Wives (11) 1,948 176 22 1,621 66 62 359 42 0 213 44 60
      Related children (18) 1,033 83 15 87 57 792 141 14 0 3 20 104
      Other 206 42 23 69 26 46 31 4 0 6 6 15
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
2,049 219 49 1,263 156 364 520 71 3 192 110 144
      Husbands (11) 302 92 12 65 83 51 182 27 3 19 76 56
      Wives (11) 1,225 65 14 1,084 28 34 259 36 0 167 18 38
      Related children (18) 369 34 4 59 30 242 55 5 0 3 10 37
      Other 153 27 20 55 15 37 24 3 0 3 5 12
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
934 261 63 124 183 302 197 18 0 25 60 94
      Householder 406 155 34 29 113 75 92 12 0 8 34 38
      Other 528 106 28 96 70 228 105 6 0 17 25 56
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
542 123 23 83 100 214 132 13 0 18 33 67
      Householder 242 91 15 14 74 48 68 10 0 8 21 28
      Related children (18) 187 6 2 26 9 144 33 0 0 6 2 25
      Other 114 26 6 43 16 22 31 4 0 3 9 14
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
172 35 5 47 46 40 67 1 0 13 16 37
      Householder 82 21 3 8 39 11 40 1 0 6 13 20
      Related children (18) 34 2 0 10 0 22 12 0 0 5 0 7
      Other 55 12 1 28 7 6 15 0 0 1 3 10
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,207 855 109 791 385 1,067 809 98 1 266 124 319
      Householder 1,447 508 61 572 154 153 531 83 1 233 67 146
      Other 1,760 348 48 219 231 915 278 15 0 34 56 173
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
2,344 503 45 688 260 849 663 85 1 246 97 235
      Householder 1,177 368 23 529 132 124 490 76 1 225 54 134
      Related children (18) 888 69 5 84 80 651 137 6 0 14 25 92
      Other 278 65 17 74 48 74 36 3 0 7 17 9
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,067 175 23 469 137 262 380 37 0 166 58 119
      Householder 634 120 12 363 71 69 297 32 0 150 32 84
      Related children (18) 266 23 1 52 32 158 52 2 0 11 11 29
      Other 166 32 11 54 34 35 31 3 0 6 16 7
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
146 19 1 67 19 40 59 11 0 29 5 15
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
4,895 1,959 488 567 774 1,106 1,444 177 25 227 267 748
      Male 2,248 896 215 103 505 530 723 93 17 49 192 373
        Householder 1,295 627 160 31 277 200 384 61 13 24 100 186
      Female 2,647 1,063 273 465 269 576 720 84 8 178 75 375
        Householder 1,443 810 223 88 115 207 352 55 8 65 34 190

Poverty Footnotes

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