March 17, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Disabled veterans and the labor force

Population of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability and reported disability rating, August 2009, not seasonally adjusted
Presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating Percentage

Without service-connected disability

73

With service-connected disability

13

Less than 30 percent disability rating (as percentage of those with service-connected disability)

41

30 to 50 percent disability rating (as percentage of those with service-connected disability)

24

60 percent or higher disability rating (as percentage of those with service-connected disability)

27

Disability rating not reported (as percentage of those with service-connected disability)

8

Presence of disability not reported

14

These data featured in the TED article, Disabled veterans and the labor force.

 

Labor force participation rates, veterans 18 years and over, by presence of service-connected disability, August 2009, not seasonally adjusted
Period of service, presence of service-connected disability Labor force participation rate (in percent)

Total, all veterans

 

Disabled

49.5

Nondisabled

54.0

Gulf war era I

 

Disabled

77.8

Nondisabled

92.8

Gulf war era II

 

Disabled

80.5

Nondisabled

87.2

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

 

Disabled

28.8

Nondisabled

37.0

Other service periods

 

Disabled

51.3

Nondisabled

60.1

These data featured in the TED article, Disabled veterans and the labor force.

 

 

 

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