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Current Population Survey (CPS)
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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 200% of poverty

Both Sexes
 
      Total (17)
7,730 2,376 1,513 984 1,047 1,810 1,071 172 26 219 180 475
16 to 17 years 760 21 4 17 19 698 53 0 0 0 0 53
18 to 64 years 5,381 1,970 359 949 1,002 1,101 991 166 13 218 176 419
    18 to 24 years 1,321 135 15 209 250 712 345 14 0 61 46 224
    25 to 34 years 1,063 241 18 313 285 206 269 38 0 85 49 97
    35 to 54 years 1,975 1,011 63 361 379 160 281 68 6 65 56 87
    55 to 64 years 1,023 583 263 67 87 23 95 46 7 7 25 12
65 years and over 1,589 384 1,150 18 26 10 27 7 13 1 4 2

Male
 
      Total (17)
3,318 1,039 554 196 630 900 405 53 12 28 99 213
16 to 17 years 385 12 0 8 10 355 27 0 0 0 0 27
18 to 64 years 2,375 897 134 188 610 545 371 53 8 28 97 186
    18 to 24 years 648 75 5 51 154 363 158 1 0 0 33 124
    25 to 34 years 434 131 7 34 168 94 93 17 0 13 28 35
    35 to 54 years 857 433 32 83 231 78 97 25 3 13 31 24
    55 to 64 years 436 259 91 19 57 10 23 10 5 2 3 3
65 years and over 558 129 420 0 10 0 7 1 4 0 2 0

Female
 
      Total (17)
4,411 1,337 959 788 417 910 666 119 13 191 81 262
16 to 17 years 374 9 4 9 9 344 26 0 0 0 0 26
18 to 64 years 3,006 1,073 224 761 392 556 620 113 5 190 79 233
    18 to 24 years 673 60 11 157 96 349 187 14 0 61 13 100
    25 to 34 years 629 110 11 278 117 112 176 21 0 72 21 62
    35 to 54 years 1,117 579 31 278 148 82 184 43 3 51 24 63
    55 to 64 years 586 323 172 48 30 13 72 36 2 5 21 8
65 years and over 1,031 255 730 18 17 10 20 6 8 1 2 2

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
6,141 1,991 363 966 1,021 1,800 1,044 166 13 218 176 472
In families (2) 4,511 1,188 227 821 743 1,532 756 105 8 198 120 325
      Householder 1,527 547 97 448 287 147 386 78 1 133 47 127
In families with related children under
      18 years (9)
2,984 580 87 667 472 1,178 578 77 4 169 73 255
      Householder 1,096 329 35 398 235 98 327 61 0 121 36 108
In families with related children under
      6 years (9)
1,198 206 29 408 212 343 290 39 0 118 31 102
      Householder 536 107 3 267 113 46 193 31 0 84 17 61
In married-couple families (11) 1,320 316 134 281 223 366 233 38 7 62 38 89
      Husbands (11) 384 142 55 31 124 32 68 22 5 8 20 13
      Wives (11) 479 121 68 219 37 35 99 12 2 48 14 23
      Related children (18) 380 41 9 26 50 254 58 2 0 6 4 47
      Other 77 12 2 6 13 44 8 3 0 0 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 18 years (9)
857 128 43 240 152 294 187 23 4 60 24 75
      Husbands (11) 217 62 22 24 87 23 45 12 4 8 10 11
      Wives (11) 297 47 15 186 26 23 82 7 0 46 11 19
      Related children (18) 288 16 4 24 27 218 52 2 0 6 4 40
      Other 54 3 2 6 13 30 8 3 0 0 0 5
In married-couple families with related
    children under 6 years (9)
410 52 14 157 67 120 90 11 0 38 8 33
      Husbands (11) 93 25 3 12 40 12 22 5 0 3 5 9
      Wives (11) 181 20 5 125 12 19 46 2 0 31 1 11
      Related children (18) 97 7 4 13 11 62 17 2 0 3 2 10
      Other 40 1 2 6 4 27 6 3 0 0 0 3
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
455 153 10 55 111 127 57 4 0 6 19 28
      Householder 195 73 6 29 58 29 33 4 0 5 10 14
      Other 260 80 4 26 53 97 24 0 0 1 9 14
In families with male householder, no
wife present with related children under
  18 years (9)
211 54 0 24 61 72 42 4 0 6 13 18
      Householder 107 36 0 17 43 12 26 4 0 5 8 9
      Related children (18) 57 0 0 1 6 49 14 0 0 0 4 10
      Other 47 18 0 6 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
2,736 719 84 485 409 1,040 466 63 1 130 63 208
      Householder 946 347 36 313 156 93 272 57 1 102 19 92
      Other 1,790 372 48 171 253 946 194 6 0 28 44 116
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  18 years (9)
1,916 398 44 402 260 812 348 49 0 103 35 162
      Householder 761 237 18 293 139 73 231 45 0 90 16 81
      Related children (18) 909 86 5 71 87 660 99 3 0 6 18 73
      Other 246 75 21 38 33 78 17 1 0 7 2 8
In families with female householder, no
husband present with related children under
  6 years (9)
703 134 15 235 105 213 180 25 0 79 14 63
      Householder 365 72 3 190 62 38 146 24 0 72 8 42
      Related children (18) 232 24 0 35 24 149 25 0 0 2 4 19
      Other 106 39 12 10 19 27 9 1 0 5 2 2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
24 1 0 11 3 8 7 2 0 4 1 0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,605 802 136 134 274 260 281 59 5 16 55 147
      Male 766 372 46 37 177 134 142 22 3 5 27 84
        Householder 455 255 36 16 88 60 95 21 3 0 18 53
      Female 840 430 90 97 97 126 140 37 2 11 28 63
        Householder 610 369 84 33 67 57 100 29 2 3 24 41

Poverty Footnotes

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