Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,298 21,326 19,054 19,335 2,244 1,991

Civilian labor force

10,833 10,903 9,389 9,577 1,445 1,326

Participation rate

50.9 51.1 49.3 49.5 64.4 66.6

Employed

10,149 10,325 8,781 9,076 1,368 1,250

Employment-population ratio

47.7 48.4 46.1 46.9 61.0 62.8

Unemployed

684 578 608 502 76 76

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.3 6.5 5.2 5.3 5.7

Not in labor force

10,465 10,423 9,665 9,758 799 665

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,995 3,421 2,415 2,838 581 584

Civilian labor force

2,430 2,825 2,020 2,404 410 421

Participation rate

81.1 82.6 83.7 84.7 70.6 72.2

Employed

2,207 2,635 1,838 2,230 370 405

Employment-population ratio

73.7 77.0 76.1 78.6 63.7 69.3

Unemployed

223 190 183 174 40 17

Unemployment rate

9.2 6.7 9.0 7.2 9.9 4.0

Not in labor force

565 596 394 434 171 163

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,412 3,533 2,707 2,965 704 567

Civilian labor force

2,787 2,885 2,284 2,450 503 435

Participation rate

81.7 81.7 84.3 82.6 71.4 76.6

Employed

2,658 2,777 2,177 2,378 481 400

Employment-population ratio

77.9 78.6 80.4 80.2 68.3 70.5

Unemployed

128 107 107 72 22 35

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.7 4.7 2.9 4.3 8.1

Not in labor force

625 648 424 515 201 132

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,554 9,057 9,195 8,735 359 322

Civilian labor force

2,817 2,419 2,718 2,293 99 127

Participation rate

29.5 26.7 29.6 26.2 27.6 39.4

Employed

2,633 2,293 2,539 2,177 95 116

Employment-population ratio

27.6 25.3 27.6 24.9 26.4 36.0

Unemployed

184 126 179 115 4 11

Unemployment rate

6.5 5.2 6.6 5.0 4.4 8.5

Not in labor force

6,737 6,638 6,477 6,442 260 195

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,337 5,315 4,737 4,797 600 518

Civilian labor force

2,799 2,774 2,367 2,431 432 343

Participation rate

52.4 52.2 50.0 50.7 72.0 66.2

Employed

2,650 2,620 2,227 2,290 422 330

Employment-population ratio

49.6 49.3 47.0 47.7 70.4 63.7

Unemployed

149 154 140 141 10 13

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.6 5.9 5.8 2.2 3.9

Not in labor force

2,538 2,541 2,370 2,366 168 175

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

216,827 219,793 95,685 96,888 121,142 122,906

Civilian labor force

142,531 143,572 71,799 72,636 70,732 70,936

Participation rate

65.7 65.3 75.0 75.0 58.4 57.7

Employed

132,676 135,360 66,338 68,082 66,338 67,278

Employment-population ratio

61.2 61.6 69.3 70.3 54.8 54.7

Unemployed

9,854 8,212 5,460 4,554 4,394 3,658

Unemployment rate

6.9 5.7 7.6 6.3 6.2 5.2

Not in labor force

74,296 76,222 23,887 24,252 50,410 51,970

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period.

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