Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 27. Working poor: Poverty status of people in the labor force for 27 weeks or more by age, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 (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

147,838 120,660 16,817 6,772 21,005 8,883 6,321 1,844 349 2,604 6.0 5.2 11.0 5.1 12.4

16 to 19 years

4,079 3,357 494 73 654 518 365 110 16 117 12.7 10.9 22.3 21.4 17.9

20 to 24 years

13,311 10,688 1,680 453 2,415 1,525 1,094 303 38 368 11.5 10.2 18.1 8.4 15.2

25 to 34 years

32,349 25,626 4,121 1,627 6,172 2,555 1,753 614 72 858 7.9 6.8 14.9 4.4 13.9

35 to 44 years

33,689 26,892 4,120 1,852 5,539 1,953 1,389 398 99 716 5.8 5.2 9.7 5.4 12.9

45 to 54 years

35,633 29,385 3,906 1,654 3,941 1,462 1,053 291 75 366 4.1 3.6 7.5 4.5 9.3

55 to 64 years

22,349 19,088 2,000 891 1,849 738 558 111 45 156 3.3 2.9 5.5 5.1 8.5

65 years and older

6,428 5,624 495 221 434 132 109 16 3 22 2.0 1.9 3.2 1.3 5.1

Women, 16 years and older

68,558 54,752 9,000 3,151 8,412 4,464 2,990 1,146 154 1,020 6.5 5.5 12.7 4.9 12.1

16 to 19 years

2,013 1,655 260 27 301 286 201 64 7 59 14.2 12.1 24.8 (2) 19.4

20 to 24 years

6,269 4,968 868 216 996 831 584 185 23 147 13.3 11.7 21.4 10.8 14.7

25 to 34 years

14,495 11,104 2,186 768 2,225 1,326 813 422 33 319 9.1 7.3 19.3 4.3 14.3

35 to 44 years

15,286 11,877 2,198 831 2,176 899 583 246 36 258 5.9 4.9 11.2 4.3 11.9

45 to 54 years

17,015 13,763 2,129 801 1,731 712 496 163 35 170 4.2 3.6 7.7 4.3 9.8

55 to 64 years

10,644 8,942 1,099 424 797 340 256 54 20 61 3.2 2.9 4.9 4.8 7.7

65 years and older

2,836 2,441 261 84 186 70 59 11 6 2.5 2.4 4.3 0.2 3.2

Men, 16 years and older

79,280 65,908 7,817 3,621 12,593 4,418 3,331 698 195 1,585 5.6 5.1 8.9 5.4 12.6

16 to 19 years

2,066 1,701 235 46 353 232 164 46 9 59 11.2 9.6 19.7 (2) 16.7

20 to 24 years

7,042 5,720 813 238 1,419 694 510 118 15 221 9.8 8.9 14.5 6.3 15.6

25 to 34 years

17,854 14,522 1,935 859 3,947 1,229 941 192 39 539 6.9 6.5 9.9 4.6 13.7

35 to 44 years

18,403 15,014 1,922 1,021 3,363 1,053 807 152 63 458 5.7 5.4 7.9 6.2 13.6

45 to 54 years

18,618 15,622 1,777 853 2,210 750 557 128 40 196 4.0 3.6 7.2 4.7 8.9

55 to 64 years

11,705 10,147 901 467 1,053 398 302 57 25 95 3.4 3.0 6.3 5.4 9.0

65 years and older

3,593 3,182 234 137 248 61 50 5 3 16 1.7 1.6 1.9 2.0 6.5

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: 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011