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Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2018 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2018 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

23,870 10,215 4,819 5,396 13,655

Persons who currently want a job

650 439 232 207 211

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

162 127 76 51 35

Discouraged workers(2)

37 26 16 10 11

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

125 101 59 41 25

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

71,846 44,250 16,299 27,951 27,595

Persons who currently want a job

4,599 3,994 1,847 2,147 604

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,355 1,224 655 569 131

Discouraged workers(2)

387 342 216 126 45

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

968 883 439 443 86

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, 2019