U.S. Department of Commerce
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


There is also additional background information for this table group.

Contents for Table

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

For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar10.pdf [PDF].

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
All races
Below 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
36,960 8,845 11,247 6,229 3,589 7,050 6,330 813 256 1,382 1,170 2,708
16 to 17 years 2,612 54 10 93 49 2,405 262 6 0 2 5 249
18 to 64 years 23,487 7,401 2,124 5,926 3,438 4,598 5,798 752 113 1,364 1,142 2,427
    18 to 24 years 5,218 394 71 1,022 722 3,009 1,945 71 1 312 239 1,323
    25 to 34 years 4,579 723 119 2,017 826 894 1,546 173 0 471 294 607
    35 to 54 years 8,771 3,883 373 2,440 1,480 596 1,756 346 17 489 482 422
    55 to 64 years 4,919 2,402 1,562 447 409 99 551 163 95 92 128 73
65 years and over 10,862 1,391 9,112 210 102 47 270 56 143 16 23 33

Male
 
      Total (17)
14,476 3,974 4,049 691 2,266 3,496 2,704 343 95 198 752 1,316
16 to 17 years 1,270 29 1 16 28 1,197 138 4 0 0 3 131
18 to 64 years 9,529 3,469 910 670 2,189 2,291 2,480 307 62 197 737 1,177
    18 to 24 years 2,342 209 35 132 478 1,487 851 25 0 30 153 643
    25 to 34 years 1,515 340 59 165 506 445 640 67 0 66 206 300
    35 to 54 years 3,549 1,821 164 313 950 301 754 150 12 84 308 200
    55 to 64 years 2,124 1,099 652 59 255 60 236 65 51 17 70 33
65 years and over 3,677 476 3,138 6 49 8 85 32 33 1 11 9

Female
 
      Total (17)
22,484 4,872 7,198 5,537 1,323 3,554 3,626 470 161 1,184 418 1,392
16 to 17 years 1,341 25 9 77 21 1,208 124 2 0 2 2 118
18 to 64 years 13,958 3,932 1,214 5,256 1,249 2,306 3,317 444 50 1,167 405 1,250
    18 to 24 years 2,876 185 35 890 244 1,523 1,094 46 1 282 85 680
    25 to 34 years 3,065 383 60 1,852 320 450 906 105 0 406 88 307
    35 to 54 years 5,222 2,061 208 2,126 531 295 1,003 195 5 406 174 222
    55 to 64 years 2,795 1,303 910 388 155 39 315 98 45 74 57 40
65 years and over 7,185 915 5,975 204 53 39 185 24 110 15 12 24

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
26,098 7,455 2,135 6,019 3,487 7,003 6,059 758 113 1,366 1,147 2,676
In families (2) 18,552 4,361 1,432 5,170 2,312 5,277 3,840 461 67 1,043 743 1,526
      Householder 6,660 2,113 686 2,351 900 611 1,847 291 34 637 336 548
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
12,216 2,114 321 4,287 1,374 4,120 2,884 353 12 906 490 1,122
      Householder 4,428 1,195 134 2,034 644 421 1,494 242 6 586 245 414
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
5,570 759 133 2,812 630 1,237 1,639 177 3 641 281 537
      Householder 2,322 383 41 1,384 297 219 922 120 2 406 136 258
In married-couple families (11) 9,973 2,054 1,077 3,500 1,091 2,251 1,979 255 62 556 410 695
      Husbands (11) 2,291 928 446 203 509 204 653 125 32 68 225 203
      Wives (11) 4,788 776 544 3,000 265 204 870 93 29 465 116 167
      Related children (18) 2,413 258 38 185 250 1,681 387 28 0 11 55 293
      Other 481 92 48 112 67 162 69 9 0 12 14 34
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
6,497 920 186 2,935 639 1,817 1,491 181 11 483 288 527
      Husbands (11) 1,102 420 75 153 326 128 461 83 11 52 174 141
      Wives (11) 3,149 304 44 2,532 142 127 663 69 0 408 71 115
      Related children (18) 1,854 126 22 151 119 1,436 308 20 0 11 32 245
      Other 393 70 45 98 52 127 58 9 0 12 12 26
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
3,345 373 84 1,956 283 649 893 102 3 352 168 268
      Husbands (11) 504 150 23 102 142 87 296 41 3 36 111 104
      Wives (11) 1,955 126 20 1,674 59 76 445 46 0 297 31 71
      Related children (18) 612 53 6 103 56 395 104 7 0 9 18 70
      Other 275 44 35 77 26 92 48 8 0 10 8 23
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,792 508 115 257 351 561 372 25 2 50 104 192
      Householder 742 272 56 72 198 144 179 19 2 20 54 84
      Other 1,050 236 59 186 153 417 194 6 0 29 50 108
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
939 209 32 158 181 360 230 21 0 37 56 115
      Householder 416 148 18 42 129 79 122 17 0 20 34 50
      Related children (18) 304 8 2 40 18 237 60 0 0 8 6 46
      Other 219 53 12 76 35 44 49 4 0 9 16 20
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
324 60 7 92 93 72 121 4 0 23 34 61
      Householder 154 32 3 27 70 21 69 4 0 11 20 35
      Related children (18) 58 2 0 17 7 31 21 0 0 6 4 11
      Other 113 26 4 48 15 20 31 0 0 6 10 15
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
6,787 1,799 240 1,413 870 2,465 1,488 180 3 437 228 639
      Householder 2,658 960 118 965 327 289 889 151 2 365 98 273
      Other 4,129 839 122 448 543 2,176 599 30 0 72 131 367
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
4,779 986 102 1,194 554 1,943 1,163 152 1 387 145 479
      Householder 2,107 659 48 889 284 227 801 134 1 344 77 244
      Related children (18) 2,078 173 10 174 185 1,536 302 13 0 27 46 217
      Other 595 154 44 131 85 180 61 5 0 16 22 18
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
1,901 326 42 764 254 516 625 71 0 266 79 208
      Householder 1,061 198 17 593 136 117 489 64 0 237 44 144
      Related children (18) 552 50 1 102 64 335 90 3 0 16 16 55
      Other 288 78 24 69 53 64 46 4 0 13 19 9
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
197 24 4 86 24 59 68 12 0 33 6 17
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
7,349 3,070 699 763 1,150 1,667 2,152 285 46 291 398 1,133
      Male 3,468 1,424 282 168 748 847 1,107 131 28 73 281 593
        Householder 2,027 1,011 214 59 406 337 608 86 24 31 154 312
      Female 3,881 1,645 417 596 403 821 1,045 154 18 218 117 539
        Householder 2,318 1,302 348 131 212 325 549 107 17 84 67 274

Poverty Footnotes

[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)