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Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2021 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2021 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

24,465 10,108 4,890 5,218 14,357

Persons who currently want a job

735 510 257 253 225

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

194 157 88 68 37

Discouraged workers(2)

44 36 23 13 8

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

150 120 65 55 30

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

75,776 44,542 16,705 27,837 31,234

Persons who currently want a job

5,594 4,960 2,323 2,637 635

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,588 1,470 785 685 118

Discouraged workers(2)

466 424 264 161 42

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,122 1,046 522 524 76

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.

Last Modified Date: February 24, 2022