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, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2014-2015 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2014 2015
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,229 19,023 2,206 21,209 19,212 1,997

Civilian labor force

10,744 9,358 1,386 10,757 9,517 1,241

Participation rate

50.6 49.2 62.8 50.7 49.5 62.1

Employed

10,171 8,868 1,303 10,263 9,089 1,174

Employment-population ratio

47.9 46.6 59.0 48.4 47.3 58.8

Unemployed

573 490 83 495 428 67

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.2 6.0 4.6 4.5 5.4

Not in labor force

10,485 9,664 821 10,452 9,695 757

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,185 2,549 635 3,594 2,959 635

Civilian labor force

2,535 2,096 439 2,913 2,462 451

Participation rate

79.6 82.2 69.2 81.0 83.2 71.0

Employed

2,353 1,952 402 2,745 2,322 422

Employment-population ratio

73.9 76.6 63.3 76.4 78.5 66.4

Unemployed

182 144 37 168 140 29

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.9 8.5 5.8 5.7 6.4

Not in labor force

649 453 196 681 497 184

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

217,820 96,213 121,607 220,740 97,380 123,360

Civilian labor force

143,207 72,565 70,641 144,385 73,107 71,278

Participation rate

65.7 75.4 58.1 65.4 75.1 57.8

Employed

134,589 68,095 66,494 136,947 69,243 67,704

Employment-population ratio

61.8 70.8 54.7 62.0 71.1 54.9

Unemployed

8,618 4,470 4,148 7,439 3,864 3,574

Unemployment rate

6.0 6.2 5.9 5.2 5.3 5.0

Not in labor force

74,613 23,647 50,966 76,355 24,273 52,082

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2016