Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 27. Working poor: Poverty status of persons in the labor force for 27 weeks or more by age, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2007 (Numbers in thousands)
Age and sex Total Below poverty level Rate (1)
Total White Black or
African
American
Asian Hispanic
or Latino
ethnicity
Total White Black or
African
American
Asian Hispanic
or Latino
ethnicity
Total White Black or
African
American
Asian Hispanic
or Latino
ethnicity

Total, 16 years and older

146,567 119,792 16,586 6,766 20,461 7,521 5,357 1,612 262 2,139 5.1 4.5 9.7 3.9 10.5

16 to 19 years

4,079 3,397 416 94 664 416 318 71 9 99 10.2 9.4 17.0 9.2 14.9

20 to 24 years

13,315 10,736 1,694 433 2,346 1,413 1,038 296 20 302 10.6 9.7 17.4 4.5 12.9

25 to 34 years

31,963 25,377 3,973 1,698 6,204 2,126 1,460 514 65 713 6.7 5.8 12.9 3.8 11.5

35 to 44 years

34,211 27,346 4,165 1,892 5,458 1,716 1,212 381 67 595 5.0 4.4 9.1 3.5 10.9

45 to 54 years

35,187 29,060 3,885 1,577 3,684 1,175 869 211 55 312 3.3 3.0 5.4 3.5 8.5

55 to 64 years

21,658 18,476 1,982 860 1,682 569 385 117 44 102 2.6 2.1 5.9 5.1 6.1

65 years and older

6,155 5,401 471 212 422 106 75 24 3 16 1.7 1.4 5.0 1.3 3.7

Women, 16 years and older

67,624 53,999 8,902 3,167 7,997 3,890 2,592 1,036 123 856 5.8 4.8 11.6 3.9 10.7

16 to 19 years

2,032 1,679 235 39 262 212 162 38 1 42 10.4 9.7 16.3 (2) 16.1

20 to 24 years

6,147 4,919 833 209 893 828 600 187 15 133 13.5 12.2 22.5 7.3 14.9

25 to 34 years

14,428 11,067 2,155 791 2,225 1,125 676 367 37 251 7.8 6.1 17.0 4.7 11.3

35 to 44 years

15,560 12,070 2,259 858 2,171 840 554 228 30 255 5.4 4.6 10.1 3.5 11.8

45 to 54 years

16,502 13,367 2,057 756 1,559 539 379 119 22 122 3.3 2.8 5.8 2.9 7.8

55 to 64 years

10,221 8,539 1,112 416 730 290 183 79 16 47 2.8 2.1 7.1 3.9 6.4

65 years and older

2,734 2,359 251 98 158 55 37 16 1 5 2.0 1.6 6.5 .6 3.2

Men, 16 years and older

78,944 65,794 7,684 3,599 12,464 3,631 2,765 576 140 1,283 4.6 4.2 7.5 3.9 10.3

16 to 19 years

2,048 1,718 181 54 402 204 156 33 7 57 10.0 9.1 18.0 (2) 14.1

20 to 24 years

7,168 5,817 861 224 1,453 584 438 108 4 169 8.2 7.5 12.6 2.0 11.6

25 to 34 years

17,535 14,310 1,818 907 3,978 1,001 783 147 28 462 5.7 5.5 8.1 3.1 11.6

35 to 44 years

18,651 15,276 1,906 1,035 3,288 876 658 152 37 340 4.7 4.3 8.0 3.5 10.3

45 to 54 years

18,685 15,693 1,828 821 2,126 637 490 91 33 190 3.4 3.1 5.0 4.0 8.9

55 to 64 years

11,437 9,937 870 445 953 278 202 38 28 55 2.4 2.0 4.3 6.2 5.8

65 years and older

3,421 3,042 220 114 264 51 38 7 2 11 1.5 1.3 3.3 1.9 4.0

Footnotes:
(1) Number below the poverty level as a percent of the total in the labor force for 27 weeks or more.
(2) Data not shown where labor force base is less than 80,000.

NOTE: These data, collected in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement, reflect the earnings and work experience of the entire year. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SOURCE: 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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