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Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2019 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2019 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

24,070 10,113 4,788 5,325 13,957

Persons who currently want a job

650 430 219 212 220

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

155 122 66 57 33

Discouraged workers(2)

33 22 12 10 11

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

122 100 53 47 21

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

71,566 43,282 16,007 27,274 28,284

Persons who currently want a job

4,393 3,815 1,818 1,997 578

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,248 1,134 609 525 114

Discouraged workers(2)

348 315 206 109 34

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

900 820 404 416 80

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: February 26, 2020