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
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,171 20,857 19,172 18,842 1,999 2,015

Civilian labor force

10,686 10,522 9,452 9,274 1,234 1,248

Participation rate

50.5 50.4 49.3 49.2 61.7 61.9

Employed

10,236 10,069 9,067 8,909 1,170 1,160

Employment-population ratio

48.3 48.3 47.3 47.3 58.5 57.6

Unemployed

449 453 385 365 64 87

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.3 4.1 3.9 5.2 7.0

Not in labor force

10,486 10,335 9,720 9,568 765 767

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,581 3,846 2,956 3,182 625 664

Civilian labor force

2,878 3,154 2,434 2,651 444 503

Participation rate

80.4 82.0 82.3 83.3 71.1 75.7

Employed

2,744 3,007 2,322 2,541 422 466

Employment-population ratio

76.6 78.2 78.6 79.9 67.6 70.2

Unemployed

134 147 112 110 22 37

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.7 4.6 4.2 5.0 7.3

Not in labor force

702 692 522 531 180 161

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,479 3,431 2,936 2,893 543 538

Civilian labor force

2,832 2,740 2,410 2,336 422 403

Participation rate

81.4 79.9 82.1 80.8 77.6 75.0

Employed

2,724 2,612 2,331 2,241 393 371

Employment-population ratio

78.3 76.1 79.4 77.5 72.4 69.0

Unemployed

107 127 79 95 28 32

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.7 3.3 4.1 6.7 8.0

Not in labor force

648 691 526 557 122 134

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,852 8,439 8,537 8,137 315 302

Civilian labor force

2,293 2,102 2,221 2,015 72 86

Participation rate

25.9 24.9 26.0 24.8 22.9 28.5

Employed

2,198 2,023 2,125 1,942 72 81

Employment-population ratio

24.8 24.0 24.9 23.9 22.9 27.0

Unemployed

95 78 95 73 0 5

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 4.3 3.6 - 5.5

Not in labor force

6,559 6,337 6,316 6,122 243 216

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,259 5,141 4,743 4,630 516 511

Civilian labor force

2,683 2,526 2,387 2,271 296 255

Participation rate

51.0 49.1 50.3 49.0 57.4 49.9

Employed

2,570 2,426 2,288 2,184 282 242

Employment-population ratio

48.9 47.2 48.2 47.2 54.6 47.3

Unemployed

113 100 99 87 14 14

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.0 4.1 3.8 4.8 5.3

Not in labor force

2,576 2,615 2,356 2,359 220 256

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

221,138 224,047 97,597 99,310 123,542 124,737

Civilian labor force

144,530 146,871 73,454 74,927 71,076 71,943

Participation rate

65.4 65.6 75.3 75.4 57.5 57.7

Employed

137,213 139,716 69,932 71,440 67,281 68,276

Employment-population ratio

62.0 62.4 71.7 71.9 54.5 54.7

Unemployed

7,318 7,155 3,523 3,487 3,795 3,667

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 5.3 5.1

Not in labor force

76,608 77,176 24,142 24,383 52,466 52,793

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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