Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2016 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2016 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

23,965 10,827 5,097 5,730 13,139

Persons who currently want a job

734 506 242 264 228

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

198 155 84 71 43

Discouraged workers(2)

52 39 27 12 13

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

147 117 57 60 30

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

70,385 44,761 16,339 28,422 25,624

Persons who currently want a job

5,115 4,527 2,099 2,428 587

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,605 1,465 778 687 141

Discouraged workers(2)

502 446 280 166 56

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,103 1,018 498 521 85

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, 2017