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Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2009 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2009 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

20,931 9,625 4,489 5,136 11,306

Persons who currently want a job

620 459 220 239 161

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

193 166 87 79 27

Discouraged workers(2)

60 50 29 20 10

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

133 116 58 58 17

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

60,728 40,570 14,707 25,863 20,158

Persons who currently want a job

5,273 4,821 2,270 2,550 453

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,034 1,927 1,027 900 107

Discouraged workers(2)

718 673 426 247 45

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,315 1,254 601 653 62

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: October 31, 2020