Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2015 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, age, and period of service Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force

TOTAL VETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

21,209 10,757 50.7 10,263 48.4 495 4.6 10,452

18 to 24 years

264 199 75.3 173 65.6 26 13.0 65

25 to 34 years

1,764 1,457 82.6 1,356 76.9 101 6.9 307

35 to 44 years

2,332 2,020 86.6 1,936 83.1 83 4.1 312

45 to 54 years

3,334 2,779 83.4 2,684 80.5 95 3.4 554

55 to 64 years

3,871 2,382 61.5 2,270 58.6 112 4.7 1,489

65 years and over

9,645 1,921 19.9 1,843 19.1 77 4.0 7,724

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,035 5,681 80.8 5,407 76.9 274 4.8 1,354

18 to 24 years

264 199 75.3 173 65.6 26 13.0 65

25 to 34 years

1,764 1,457 82.6 1,356 76.9 101 6.9 307

35 to 44 years

2,274 1,970 86.6 1,888 83.0 83 4.2 304

45 to 54 years

1,759 1,492 84.8 1,448 82.3 44 3.0 267

55 to 64 years

740 502 67.8 484 65.5 17 3.4 238

65 years and over

234 61 26.1 58 24.8 3 5.0 173

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,594 2,913 81.0 2,745 76.4 168 5.8 681

18 to 24 years

264 199 75.3 173 65.6 26 13.0 65

25 to 34 years

1,669 1,381 82.7 1,287 77.1 94 6.8 288

35 to 44 years

829 700 84.5 672 81.1 28 4.0 129

45 to 54 years

565 469 83.1 456 80.7 14 2.9 95

55 to 64 years

210 144 68.7 138 65.8 6 4.3 66

65 years and over

58 19 33.9 19 32.3 1 - 38

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,440 2,768 80.4 2,662 77.4 105 3.8 673

25 to 34 years

95 76 80.4 69 72.4 8 9.9 19

35 to 44 years

1,446 1,270 87.9 1,216 84.1 54 4.3 175

45 to 54 years

1,194 1,023 85.6 992 83.1 30 3.0 171

55 to 64 years

530 357 67.4 346 65.4 11 3.1 173

65 years and over

176 41 23.5 39 22.3 2 5.2 135

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

8,901 2,350 26.4 2,248 25.3 102 4.3 6,551

55 to 64 years

1,580 818 51.8 776 49.1 42 5.1 762

65 years and over

7,321 1,532 20.9 1,472 20.1 60 3.9 5,789

Other service periods

Total, 35 years and over

5,273 2,726 51.7 2,608 49.5 119 4.4 2,547

35 to 44 years

57 50 86.9 49 85.4 1 1.7 8

45 to 54 years

1,575 1,287 81.7 1,236 78.5 51 4.0 288

55 to 64 years

1,551 1,062 68.4 1,009 65.1 52 4.9 489

65 years and over

2,090 328 15.7 313 15.0 14 4.4 1,762

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

220,740 144,385 65.4 136,947 62.0 7,439 5.2 76,355

18 to 24 years

29,474 19,037 64.6 16,959 57.5 2,078 10.9 10,438

25 to 34 years

41,007 33,190 80.9 31,386 76.5 1,803 5.4 7,818

35 to 44 years

37,369 30,583 81.8 29,316 78.4 1,267 4.1 6,786

45 to 54 years

39,303 31,123 79.2 29,959 76.2 1,164 3.7 8,180

55 to 64 years

36,725 23,574 64.2 22,706 61.8 869 3.7 13,151

65 years and over

36,862 6,879 18.7 6,621 18.0 258 3.7 29,984

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. 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 are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2016