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
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,323 21,352 19,082 19,363 2,241 1,989

Civilian labor force

10,757 10,802 9,322 9,509 1,435 1,294

Participation rate

50.4 50.6 48.9 49.1 64.0 65.0

Employed

10,158 10,232 8,789 9,019 1,369 1,213

Employment-population ratio

47.6 47.9 46.1 46.6 61.1 61.0

Unemployed

599 570 533 489 66 80

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.3 5.7 5.1 4.6 6.2

Not in labor force

10,566 10,550 9,760 9,854 806 695

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,985 3,465 2,392 2,850 593 615

Civilian labor force

2,392 2,754 1,952 2,310 440 445

Participation rate

80.1 79.5 81.6 81.0 74.2 72.3

Employed

2,203 2,536 1,792 2,118 411 417

Employment-population ratio

73.8 73.2 74.9 74.3 69.2 67.8

Unemployed

189 219 160 191 29 27

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.9 8.2 8.3 6.7 6.2

Not in labor force

594 711 440 540 153 171

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,404 3,471 2,716 2,938 688 533

Civilian labor force

2,830 2,853 2,344 2,443 486 410

Participation rate

83.2 82.2 86.3 83.1 70.7 77.0

Employed

2,675 2,741 2,205 2,358 470 382

Employment-population ratio

78.6 79.0 81.2 80.3 68.4 71.8

Unemployed

155 112 139 85 16 27

Unemployment rate

5.5 3.9 5.9 3.5 3.3 6.7

Not in labor force

573 618 372 495 202 123

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,591 9,091 9,231 8,768 360 323

Civilian labor force

2,746 2,463 2,662 2,372 84 91

Participation rate

28.6 27.1 28.8 27.0 23.3 28.2

Employed

2,626 2,338 2,546 2,254 80 84

Employment-population ratio

27.4 25.7 27.6 25.7 22.2 26.1

Unemployed

120 125 116 118 4 7

Unemployment rate

4.4 5.1 4.3 5.0 5.1 7.6

Not in labor force

6,845 6,628 6,569 6,396 276 232

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,343 5,325 4,743 4,807 600 518

Civilian labor force

2,789 2,732 2,364 2,385 425 348

Participation rate

52.2 51.3 49.8 49.6 70.8 67.1

Employed

2,654 2,618 2,246 2,289 409 329

Employment-population ratio

49.7 49.2 47.4 47.6 68.1 63.6

Unemployed

134 114 118 96 16 18

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 5.3

Not in labor force

2,554 2,593 2,379 2,422 175 170

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

216,676 219,511 95,646 96,751 121,030 122,761

Civilian labor force

141,835 143,425 71,642 72,474 70,193 70,951

Participation rate

65.5 65.3 74.9 74.9 58.0 57.8

Employed

131,956 134,845 66,214 67,765 65,742 67,080

Employment-population ratio

60.9 61.4 69.2 70.0 54.3 54.6

Unemployed

9,879 8,580 5,427 4,709 4,451 3,871

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.0 7.6 6.5 6.3 5.5

Not in labor force

74,841 76,086 24,004 24,277 50,837 51,810

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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