Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2017 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2017 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

24,106 10,580 5,026 5,554 13,526

Persons who currently want a job

698 464 230 234 234

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

196 148 82 67 48

Discouraged workers(2)

49 35 23 12 14

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

147 114 59 55 34

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

70,653 44,215 16,242 27,973 26,439

Persons who currently want a job

4,820 4,202 1,907 2,296 618

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,391 1,265 661 605 126

Discouraged workers(2)

427 381 240 141 46

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

964 884 421 464 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: June 21, 2018