Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2015 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total,
16 years and
over
16 to 64 years Total,
65 years and
over
Total Men Women

PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

23,939 10,959 5,151 5,808 12,980

Persons who currently want a job

744 523 252 271 221

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

219 176 86 90 43

Discouraged workers(2)

62 45 26 18 17

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

157 131 59 72 26

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

69,732 45,004 16,457 28,547 24,728

Persons who currently want a job

5,338 4,755 2,152 2,603 583

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,737 1,598 830 768 139

Discouraged workers(2)

603 546 333 213 56

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,134 1,051 497 555 83

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.

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Last Modified Date: June 21, 2016