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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: 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 A.O.I.C.
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,500 2,033 1,160 916 896 1,495 815 130 10 180 128 367
16 to 17 years 626 21 5 10 18 572 37 0 0 0 0 37
18 to 64 years 4,665 1,707 293 893 855 917 763 125 4 179 127 327
    18 to 24 years 1,145 122 15 212 216 580 266 16 0 51 34 165
    25 to 34 years 961 221 17 306 245 172 220 31 0 65 42 82
    35 to 54 years 1,695 861 51 316 322 144 209 51 0 56 29 73
    55 to 64 years 863 503 209 58 72 21 67 27 4 7 21 8
65 years and over 1,210 305 863 13 23 6 15 5 6 1 1 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,718 851 422 168 531 746 285 40 4 20 66 155
16 to 17 years 313 12 0 3 9 288 17 0 0 0 0 17
18 to 64 years 1,990 743 108 165 516 458 266 40 2 20 65 138
    18 to 24 years 555 65 5 51 137 298 110 0 0 0 25 84
    25 to 34 years 380 119 6 34 142 80 75 12 0 9 20 34
    35 to 54 years 694 343 26 67 187 72 62 20 0 10 16 17
    55 to 64 years 360 216 72 13 51 8 18 8 2 2 4 3
65 years and over 415 95 313 0 6 0 3 1 1 0 1 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,783 1,182 739 748 365 749 530 90 6 160 62 212
16 to 17 years 313 9 4 7 9 284 21 0 0 0 0 21
18 to 64 years 2,675 964 185 728 340 459 497 85 2 159 62 189
    18 to 24 years 590 57 11 161 80 282 157 16 0 51 9 81
    25 to 34 years 582 102 12 272 103 92 145 18 0 56 22 48
    35 to 54 years 1,001 518 26 249 136 72 147 32 0 46 13 55
    55 to 64 years 503 287 136 45 21 13 48 19 2 5 17 5
65 years and over 795 210 550 13 17 6 12 5 4 1 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,290 1,728 297 903 873 1,489 800 125 4 179 127 365
In families (2) 3,715 973 175 753 598 1,215 541 78 1 158 80 224
      Householder 1,369 478 68 447 247 128 305 59 0 116 40 91
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,570 513 65 624 412 957 446 62 0 142 60 182
      Householder 1,035 303 21 401 216 94 272 48 0 109 36 79
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,082 179 26 395 183 298 254 36 0 103 31 84
      Householder 530 102 4 270 106 47 175 30 0 80 20 45
In married-couple families (11) 976 227 101 237 165 246 137 27 1 39 15 55
      Husbands (11) 279 101 41 28 84 26 45 18 1 7 10 8
      Wives (11) 379 91 52 187 25 24 53 6 0 30 5 12
      Related children (18) 253 26 6 16 44 161 33 0 0 2 0 31
      Other 65 9 2 6 13 36 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
658 100 29 204 124 200 118 17 0 39 14 48
      Husbands (11) 166 51 13 21 63 18 32 10 0 7 9 6
      Wives (11) 248 36 10 162 22 18 48 5 0 30 5 8
      Related children (18) 198 12 4 15 27 140 32 0 0 2 0 30
      Other 46 2 2 6 13 23 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
335 42 11 136 56 91 64 7 0 28 6 23
      Husbands (11) 80 21 4 13 31 11 16 3 0 5 5 4
      Wives (11) 152 15 3 111 10 12 29 1 0 22 1 4
      Related children (18) 71 5 2 6 11 47 13 0 0 2 0 12
      Other 32 0 2 6 4 20 6 3 0 0 0 3
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
387 134 8 46 91 107 41 2 0 5 19 15
      Householder 170 60 5 29 51 25 26 2 0 5 10 8
      Other 216 74 3 18 40 81 15 0 0 0 9 7
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
191 52 0 23 53 63 29 2 0 5 13 8
      Householder 102 34 0 17 41 10 19 2 0 5 8 4
      Related children (18) 46 1 0 1 2 42 8 0 0 0 4 4
      Other 43 16 0 4 10 11 1 0 0 0 1 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
76 18 0 16 32 11 17 2 0 0 10 5
      Householder 51 7 0 14 27 2 11 2 0 0 5 4
      Related children (18) 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 4 1
      Other 21 10 0 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,352 612 66 470 341 862 363 49 0 114 46 154
      Householder 889 317 23 319 147 84 233 45 0 95 18 76
      Other 1,462 295 43 151 194 779 130 4 0 19 28 78
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,721 360 36 397 235 693 299 42 0 99 33 126
      Householder 740 221 12 300 135 72 211 38 0 87 16 70
      Related children (18) 768 77 4 62 75 550 74 3 0 6 15 51
      Other 213 63 19 35 24 71 15 1 0 7 2 5
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
671 120 15 243 96 196 173 26 0 75 15 57
      Householder 373 69 3 199 62 38 143 25 0 69 11 38
      Related children (18) 208 19 0 34 21 134 21 0 0 1 2 17
      Other 90 32 12 10 13 24 9 1 0 5 2 2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
26 1 0 13 3 8 3 0 0 2 1 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,550 753 122 137 272 265 256 47 3 20 46 140
      Male 737 341 42 38 178 137 126 16 1 6 23 80
        Householder 429 231 33 16 88 60 80 11 1 0 14 54
      Female 813 412 80 99 94 128 129 30 2 14 24 60
        Householder 582 354 74 33 64 58 86 20 2 6 20 38

Poverty Footnotes

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