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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 alone
Below 150% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
6,333 1,994 1,135 882 880 1,443 773 119 10 171 123 350
16 to 17 years 600 21 4 10 18 547 33 0 0 0 0 33
18 to 64 years 4,542 1,669 285 859 839 890 725 114 4 170 122 315
    18 to 24 years 1,110 119 15 205 211 560 253 13 0 51 34 155
    25 to 34 years 925 214 14 289 243 166 203 26 0 60 38 80
    35 to 54 years 1,655 840 51 308 314 143 203 49 0 53 29 72
    55 to 64 years 852 496 206 57 72 21 65 26 4 7 21 8
65 years and over 1,191 304 845 13 23 6 15 5 6 1 1 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
2,643 833 411 164 518 717 271 37 4 18 65 147
16 to 17 years 296 12 0 3 9 271 15 0 0 0 0 15
18 to 64 years 1,940 725 106 161 503 446 254 36 2 18 65 133
    18 to 24 years 539 62 5 51 131 291 106 0 0 0 25 81
    25 to 34 years 367 118 4 29 140 76 69 9 0 8 20 32
    35 to 54 years 678 334 25 67 182 71 61 20 0 8 16 17
    55 to 64 years 355 211 72 13 51 8 18 8 2 2 3 3
65 years and over 408 95 306 0 6 0 3 1 1 0 1 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
3,690 1,161 724 718 361 726 502 82 6 154 57 203
16 to 17 years 304 9 4 7 9 275 19 0 0 0 0 19
18 to 64 years 2,602 944 179 698 336 444 471 78 2 153 57 182
    18 to 24 years 570 57 11 154 80 270 147 13 0 51 9 74
    25 to 34 years 558 97 10 259 103 90 134 17 0 52 18 48
    35 to 54 years 977 506 26 241 132 72 142 30 0 45 13 55
    55 to 64 years 497 285 133 44 21 13 47 18 2 5 17 5
65 years and over 784 208 540 13 17 6 12 5 4 1 0 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,142 1,690 289 870 856 1,436 759 114 4 170 122 348
In families (2) 3,603 944 170 725 589 1,174 523 76 1 153 77 217
      Householder 1,326 456 66 432 245 128 297 56 0 113 37 91
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,479 491 61 598 405 924 429 59 0 138 57 175
      Householder 998 285 21 385 214 93 263 45 0 106 33 79
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,042 174 25 375 180 288 242 33 0 99 28 82
      Householder 512 96 3 259 106 46 166 28 0 77 17 45
In married-couple families (11) 929 220 97 224 161 227 132 27 1 37 15 52
      Husbands (11) 266 97 39 25 80 25 43 18 1 6 10 8
      Wives (11) 363 88 52 177 25 21 53 6 0 30 5 12
      Related children (18) 235 26 4 16 44 145 30 0 0 2 0 28
      Other 65 9 2 6 13 36 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
616 95 26 192 121 182 113 17 0 37 14 45
      Husbands (11) 156 47 12 18 60 18 31 10 0 6 9 6
      Wives (11) 235 34 10 154 22 16 48 5 0 30 5 8
      Related children (18) 179 12 2 15 27 124 29 0 0 2 0 27
      Other 46 2 2 6 13 23 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
317 38 10 129 54 87 61 7 0 27 6 21
      Husbands (11) 73 20 3 10 29 11 15 3 0 3 5 4
      Wives (11) 146 14 3 107 10 12 29 1 0 22 1 4
      Related children (18) 66 5 2 6 11 43 11 0 0 2 0 10
      Other 32 0 2 6 4 20 6 3 0 0 0 3
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
373 126 8 46 91 102 38 2 0 5 19 12
      Householder 165 55 5 29 51 25 26 2 0 5 10 8
      Other 208 71 3 18 40 76 13 0 0 0 9 4
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
182 45 0 23 53 61 27 2 0 5 13 7
      Householder 97 29 0 17 41 10 19 2 0 5 8 4
      Related children (18) 42 0 0 1 2 39 7 0 0 0 4 3
      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)
75 18 0 16 32 10 17 2 0 0 10 5
      Householder 51 7 0 14 27 2 11 2 0 0 5 4
      Related children (18) 3 0 0 0 0 3 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
2,301 598 65 455 337 845 352 46 0 111 43 152
      Householder 864 304 23 307 147 83 224 42 0 92 15 76
      Other 1,436 294 42 148 190 762 128 4 0 19 28 76
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,680 350 35 383 230 681 288 39 0 96 30 123
      Householder 718 211 12 288 135 72 202 35 0 84 13 70
      Related children (18) 751 76 4 62 71 539 72 3 0 6 15 49
      Other 211 62 19 33 24 71 15 1 0 7 2 5
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
650 118 15 231 94 192 164 24 0 72 12 57
      Householder 359 67 3 189 62 38 134 22 0 66 8 38
      Related children (18) 202 19 0 34 19 130 21 0 0 1 2 17
      Other 88 32 12 8 13 24 9 1 0 5 2 2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
24 1 0 11 3 8 3 0 0 2 1 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,515 745 119 133 264 255 232 38 3 15 44 131
      Male 720 337 42 37 173 131 118 13 1 5 22 76
        Householder 418 228 33 16 83 57 76 11 1 0 14 50
      Female 795 408 77 96 90 124 115 25 2 10 22 55
        Householder 569 351 70 33 61 55 79 18 2 3 18 38

Poverty Footnotes

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