People who are not in the labor force: why aren’t they working?

Source: Steven F. Hipple, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Beyond the Numbers, Employment & Unemployment, vol. 4, no. 15, December 2015

…This Beyond the Numbers article examines data on those who were not in the labor force during 2004 and 2014 and the reasons they gave for not working. The data are limited to people who neither worked nor looked for work during the previous year….