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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
48. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, age, and sex 2019
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

18,822 9,270 49.2 8,986 47.7 284 3.1 9,552

18 to 24 years

261 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,585 1,302 82.2 1,260 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

2,013 1,699 84.4 1,641 81.6 57 3.4 314

45 to 54 years

2,622 2,199 83.9 2,140 81.6 59 2.7 422

55 to 64 years

3,519 2,234 63.5 2,169 61.6 65 2.9 1,285

65 years and over

8,823 1,642 18.6 1,597 18.1 45 2.8 7,181

Men, 18 years and over

16,938 8,169 48.2 7,926 46.8 243 3.0 8,769

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,281 1,098 85.7 1,064 83.1 34 3.1 183

35 to 44 years

1,636 1,418 86.7 1,372 83.9 47 3.3 217

45 to 54 years

2,253 1,925 85.5 1,873 83.1 52 2.7 328

55 to 64 years

3,088 1,987 64.3 1,930 62.5 57 2.9 1,102

65 years and over

8,477 1,580 18.6 1,538 18.1 42 2.7 6,897

Women, 18 years and over

1,884 1,101 58.4 1,060 56.2 41 3.7 784

18 to 24 years

58 32 55.0 29 50.0 3 - 26

25 to 34 years

303 204 67.3 195 64.3 9 4.4 99

35 to 44 years

377 281 74.4 270 71.5 11 3.9 97

45 to 54 years

369 274 74.4 267 72.5 7 2.6 94

55 to 64 years

431 247 57.4 239 55.5 8 3.2 184

65 years and over

346 63 18.1 59 17.1 3 5.3 284

Gulf War-era II veterans

Total, 18 years and over

4,328 3,468 80.1 3,345 77.3 123 3.5 860

18 to 24 years

261 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,585 1,302 82.2 1,260 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

1,349 1,125 83.4 1,082 80.2 43 3.8 224

45 to 54 years

660 538 81.5 523 79.2 15 2.8 122

55 to 64 years

378 282 74.6 274 72.7 7 2.5 96

65 years and over

96 29 30.3 28 29.6 1 - 67

Men, 18 years and over

3,602 2,974 82.6 2,874 79.8 100 3.4 628

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,281 1,098 85.7 1,064 83.1 34 3.1 183

35 to 44 years

1,108 950 85.7 916 82.6 34 3.6 158

45 to 54 years

584 482 82.5 468 80.0 14 3.0 102

55 to 64 years

340 257 75.6 251 74.0 5 2.1 83

65 years and over

85 26 29.9 25 29.2 1 - 60

Women, 18 years and over

726 495 68.1 471 64.9 23 4.7 232

18 to 24 years

58 32 55.0 29 50.0 3 - 26

25 to 34 years

303 204 67.3 195 64.3 9 4.4 99

35 to 44 years

240 174 72.5 165 68.9 9 5.0 66

45 to 54 years

76 56 73.5 55 72.4 1 1.4 20

55 to 64 years

38 25 65.6 23 60.9 2 - 13

65 years and over

11 4 - 4 - 0 - 7

NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

231,555 152,188 65.7 146,763 63.4 5,425 3.6 79,367

18 to 24 years

28,689 18,818 65.6 17,354 60.5 1,464 7.8 9,870

25 to 34 years

43,292 35,889 82.9 34,548 79.8 1,341 3.7 7,403

35 to 44 years

38,947 32,358 83.1 31,486 80.8 873 2.7 6,589

45 to 54 years

37,823 30,732 81.3 29,901 79.1 831 2.7 7,091

55 to 64 years

38,725 25,372 65.5 24,724 63.8 648 2.6 13,353

65 years and over

44,079 9,018 20.5 8,750 19.9 268 3.0 35,061

Men, 18 years and over

103,960 77,491 74.5 74,655 71.8 2,835 3.7 26,469

18 to 24 years

14,317 9,552 66.7 8,702 60.8 850 8.9 4,765

25 to 34 years

21,105 18,850 89.3 18,143 86.0 707 3.8 2,255

35 to 44 years

18,508 16,878 91.2 16,450 88.9 428 2.5 1,630

45 to 54 years

17,521 15,362 87.7 14,943 85.3 419 2.7 2,159

55 to 64 years

17,249 12,563 72.8 12,257 71.1 306 2.4 4,686

65 years and over

15,260 4,286 28.1 4,161 27.3 125 2.9 10,974

Women, 18 years and over

127,595 74,697 58.5 72,107 56.5 2,590 3.5 52,898

18 to 24 years

14,372 9,267 64.5 8,652 60.2 614 6.6 5,105

25 to 34 years

22,187 17,039 76.8 16,405 73.9 634 3.7 5,148

35 to 44 years

20,439 15,480 75.7 15,036 73.6 445 2.9 4,959

45 to 54 years

20,302 15,370 75.7 14,958 73.7 412 2.7 4,932

55 to 64 years

21,476 12,809 59.6 12,467 58.1 342 2.7 8,667

65 years and over

28,819 4,732 16.4 4,589 15.9 143 3.0 24,087

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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

This table was reissued on February 21, 2020, to correct the population controls used in the weighting of veterans and nonveterans data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 21, 2020