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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 185% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
7,409 2,320 1,418 950 1,008 1,714 990 145 21 200 167 457
16 to 17 years 718 21 4 16 19 657 52 0 0 0 0 52
18 to 64 years 5,195 1,923 341 920 963 1,048 916 138 13 199 164 402
    18 to 24 years 1,274 135 15 209 245 670 327 14 0 59 44 209
    25 to 34 years 1,036 238 17 310 273 197 246 29 0 72 49 96
    35 to 54 years 1,894 982 56 338 360 158 258 57 6 61 48 85
    55 to 64 years 991 568 252 63 85 23 86 38 7 7 23 11
65 years and over 1,496 375 1,072 14 26 8 21 7 8 1 3 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
3,143 1,000 520 180 602 842 374 45 9 24 92 203
16 to 17 years 354 12 0 7 10 325 26 0 0 0 0 26
18 to 64 years 2,262 862 127 173 582 517 345 44 8 24 92 177
    18 to 24 years 625 75 5 51 152 342 146 1 0 0 31 115
    25 to 34 years 414 128 7 34 158 87 84 11 0 9 28 35
    35 to 54 years 801 410 27 70 216 78 93 23 3 13 29 24
    55 to 64 years 422 250 89 17 55 10 22 9 5 2 3 3
65 years and over 528 125 393 0 10 0 3 1 1 0 1 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,266 1,319 898 770 406 872 616 100 12 176 75 253
16 to 17 years 363 9 4 9 9 333 26 0 0 0 0 26
18 to 64 years 2,934 1,061 214 747 381 531 571 94 5 175 73 225
    18 to 24 years 649 60 11 157 93 329 180 14 0 59 13 94
    25 to 34 years 621 110 11 276 115 110 162 17 0 63 21 61
    35 to 54 years 1,093 572 29 268 144 80 165 34 3 48 19 61
    55 to 64 years 570 318 164 46 29 13 63 29 2 5 19 8
65 years and over 969 250 680 14 17 8 18 6 7 1 2 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
5,913 1,944 346 936 982 1,706 968 138 13 199 164 454
In families (2) 4,304 1,149 217 791 706 1,440 697 87 8 180 110 312
      Householder 1,495 536 95 443 276 145 360 62 1 128 45 124
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,863 572 81 645 453 1,113 535 63 4 153 69 246
      Householder 1,080 327 33 395 227 98 306 49 0 116 36 106
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,159 203 25 399 200 332 276 35 0 109 31 100
      Householder 534 107 3 267 111 46 188 30 0 82 17 59
In married-couple families (11) 1,227 299 127 269 208 324 200 33 7 48 31 82
      Husbands (11) 355 130 53 29 112 31 63 20 5 7 17 13
      Wives (11) 465 116 66 215 34 35 82 10 2 39 10 21
      Related children (18) 331 41 7 19 50 215 50 0 0 2 4 45
      Other 76 12 2 6 13 44 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
795 124 37 229 139 265 160 18 4 46 21 71
      Husbands (11) 202 60 20 22 77 23 43 11 4 7 10 11
      Wives (11) 289 45 13 184 23 23 67 5 0 37 8 17
      Related children (18) 250 16 2 17 27 189 45 0 0 2 4 40
      Other 54 3 2 6 13 30 6 3 0 0 0 3
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
386 52 10 149 61 113 78 8 0 31 8 31
      Husbands (11) 89 25 3 12 36 12 20 4 0 3 5 9
      Wives (11) 174 20 3 123 10 19 39 2 0 26 1 9
      Related children (18) 83 7 2 8 11 55 13 0 0 2 2 10
      Other 40 1 2 6 4 27 6 3 0 0 0 3
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
442 150 9 52 109 123 53 2 0 6 19 26
      Householder 193 71 6 29 58 29 32 2 0 5 10 14
      Other 249 79 3 23 51 93 21 0 0 1 9 11
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
206 54 0 23 61 68 38 2 0 6 13 16
      Householder 107 36 0 17 43 12 24 2 0 5 8 9
      Related children (18) 53 0 0 1 6 45 12 0 0 0 4 8
      Other 45 18 0 4 12 11 3 0 0 1 1 0
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  6 years (9)
84 20 0 16 39 10 19 2 0 1 10 6
      Householder 54 10 0 14 28 2 12 2 0 0 5 5
      Related children (18) 8 0 0 0 5 3 5 0 0 0 4 1
      Other 23 10 0 2 6 5 3 0 0 1 1 0
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
2,635 700 81 470 390 993 444 52 1 126 61 204
      Householder 936 342 36 310 156 93 258 46 1 100 19 91
      Other 1,698 359 45 161 234 900 186 6 0 25 42 113
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,862 393 44 393 253 779 337 42 0 101 35 159
      Householder 757 235 18 291 139 73 222 38 0 88 16 80
      Related children (18) 872 86 5 67 87 628 98 3 0 6 18 71
      Other 233 72 21 35 27 78 17 1 0 7 2 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
689 131 15 233 100 210 179 25 0 77 14 63
      Householder 365 72 3 190 62 38 144 24 0 70 8 42
      Related children (18) 228 24 0 35 24 145 25 0 0 2 4 19
      Other 96 36 12 8 14 27 9 1 0 5 2 2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
24 1 0 11 3 8 5 0 0 4 1 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,585 794 128 133 272 257 266 51 5 15 53 142
      Male 757 364 45 37 177 134 135 18 3 5 27 83
        Householder 447 248 36 16 87 60 89 16 3 0 18 52
      Female 828 430 83 96 95 124 131 33 2 11 26 60
        Householder 598 369 76 33 66 55 91 26 2 3 22 38

Poverty Footnotes

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