Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2012 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2012 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

22,435 10,484 4,959 5,525 11,951

Persons who currently want a job

718 521 255 266 197

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

229 189 101 88 40

Discouraged workers(2)

67 53 31 22 15

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

162 136 71 66 26

PERSONS WITH NO DISABILITY

Total not in the labor force

65,875 43,683 15,980 27,703 22,191

Persons who currently want a job

5,840 5,260 2,404 2,856 580

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,287 2,124 1,083 1,041 163

Discouraged workers(2)

842 762 457 305 80

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,445 1,362 626 736 84

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 12, 2013