Employment Situation of Veterans Summary Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2012-2013 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2012-2013 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2012 2013
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,183 19,368 1,815 21,397 19,173 2,225

Civilian labor force

11,006 9,884 1,122 10,975 9,565 1,410

Participation rate

52.0 51.0 61.8 51.3 49.9 63.4

Employed

10,233 9,204 1,029 10,253 8,940 1,313

Employment-population ratio

48.3 47.5 56.7 47.9 46.6 59.0

Unemployed

773 680 93 722 625 97

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.9 8.3 6.6 6.5 6.9

Not in labor force

10,177 9,484 693 10,422 9,608 815

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,566 2,136 431 2,837 2,259 579

Civilian labor force

2,071 1,774 297 2,286 1,879 407

Participation rate

80.7 83.1 68.9 80.6 83.2 70.3

Employed

1,866 1,606 259 2,081 1,713 368

Employment-population ratio

72.7 75.2 60.2 73.3 75.8 63.6

Unemployed

205 168 37 205 166 39

Unemployment rate

9.9 9.5 12.5 9.0 8.8 9.6

Not in labor force

496 362 134 552 380 172

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

213,211 93,425 119,785 215,339 94,850 120,489

Civilian labor force

142,017 71,493 70,524 142,391 72,114 70,277

Participation rate

66.6 76.5 58.9 66.1 76.0 58.3

Employed

130,817 65,692 65,125 132,189 66,712 65,477

Employment-population ratio

61.4 70.3 54.4 61.4 70.3 54.3

Unemployed

11,200 5,801 5,399 10,202 5,402 4,800

Unemployment rate

7.9 8.1 7.7 7.2 7.5 6.8

Not in labor force

71,194 21,933 49,261 72,948 22,736 50,212

NOTE: Veterans are men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Gulf War-era II veterans served on active duty anywhere in the world sometime since September 2001. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Effective with data for January 2013, estimates for veterans incorporate population controls derived from an updated Department of Veterans Affairs' population model.

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Last Modified Date: March 24, 2014