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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 2020
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

18,466 8,918 48.3 8,338 45.2 581 6.5 9,548

18 to 24 years

275 194 70.5 166 60.3 28 14.6 81

25 to 34 years

1,529 1,249 81.7 1,139 74.5 110 8.8 280

35 to 44 years

2,035 1,711 84.1 1,611 79.2 99 5.8 324

45 to 54 years

2,521 2,072 82.2 1,967 78.0 105 5.0 450

55 to 64 years

3,433 2,160 62.9 2,019 58.8 141 6.5 1,273

65 years and over

8,674 1,534 17.7 1,436 16.6 98 6.4 7,140

Men, 18 years and over

16,562 7,826 47.2 7,319 44.2 507 6.5 8,737

18 to 24 years

200 142 70.9 124 62.0 18 12.5 58

25 to 34 years

1,247 1,068 85.6 966 77.5 102 9.5 179

35 to 44 years

1,652 1,432 86.7 1,351 81.8 81 5.7 220

45 to 54 years

2,150 1,795 83.5 1,707 79.4 87 4.9 355

55 to 64 years

2,996 1,911 63.8 1,786 59.6 125 6.5 1,084

65 years and over

8,318 1,478 17.8 1,384 16.6 94 6.4 6,840

Women, 18 years and over

1,904 1,093 57.4 1,019 53.5 74 6.7 811

18 to 24 years

75 52 69.6 42 55.6 11 20.2 23

25 to 34 years

282 181 64.1 172 61.1 8 4.6 101

35 to 44 years

383 279 72.7 260 68.0 18 6.5 104

45 to 54 years

371 277 74.7 260 70.0 17 6.2 94

55 to 64 years

437 249 56.9 233 53.3 16 6.3 188

65 years and over

356 56 15.7 52 14.6 4 6.6 300

Gulf War-era II veterans

Total, 18 years and over

4,484 3,530 78.7 3,271 72.9 259 7.3 955

18 to 24 years

275 194 70.5 166 60.3 28 14.6 81

25 to 34 years

1,529 1,249 81.7 1,139 74.5 110 8.8 280

35 to 44 years

1,462 1,219 83.4 1,147 78.5 72 5.9 243

45 to 54 years

655 527 80.4 498 76.1 28 5.4 128

55 to 64 years

454 309 68.1 293 64.6 16 5.2 145

65 years and over

110 33 29.9 29 26.2 4 - 77

Men, 18 years and over

3,725 3,009 80.8 2,788 74.8 221 7.4 716

18 to 24 years

200 142 70.9 124 62.0 18 12.5 58

25 to 34 years

1,247 1,068 85.6 966 77.5 102 9.5 179

35 to 44 years

1,194 1,020 85.4 962 80.5 58 5.7 174

45 to 54 years

570 464 81.4 438 76.9 26 5.5 106

55 to 64 years

412 284 68.8 270 65.3 14 5.0 129

65 years and over

101 31 31.2 27 27.1 4 - 70

Women, 18 years and over

760 521 68.6 483 63.6 38 7.2 239

18 to 24 years

75 52 69.6 42 55.6 11 20.2 23

25 to 34 years

282 181 64.1 172 61.1 8 4.6 101

35 to 44 years

267 199 74.4 185 69.1 14 7.1 69

45 to 54 years

85 63 73.7 60 70.4 3 4.4 22

55 to 64 years

41 25 61.3 23 56.8 2 - 16

65 years and over

9 2 - 2 - 0 - 8

NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

233,099 149,742 64.2 137,739 59.1 12,003 8.0 83,357

18 to 24 years

28,446 17,931 63.0 15,309 53.8 2,623 14.6 10,514

25 to 34 years

43,316 35,257 81.4 32,288 74.5 2,970 8.4 8,058

35 to 44 years

39,295 32,273 82.1 30,195 76.8 2,077 6.4 7,023

45 to 54 years

37,348 30,067 80.5 28,131 75.3 1,936 6.4 7,281

55 to 64 years

38,766 25,141 64.9 23,434 60.5 1,706 6.8 13,625

65 years and over

45,928 9,073 19.8 8,382 18.3 691 7.6 36,855

Men, 18 years and over

104,960 76,404 72.8 70,438 67.1 5,966 7.8 28,555

18 to 24 years

14,221 9,160 64.4 7,807 54.9 1,353 14.8 5,061

25 to 34 years

21,140 18,441 87.2 16,878 79.8 1,563 8.5 2,699

35 to 44 years

18,691 16,814 90.0 15,769 84.4 1,045 6.2 1,877

45 to 54 years

17,336 15,124 87.2 14,218 82.0 905 6.0 2,213

55 to 64 years

17,340 12,479 72.0 11,680 67.4 799 6.4 4,861

65 years and over

16,232 4,387 27.0 4,086 25.2 301 6.9 11,845

Women, 18 years and over

128,140 73,338 57.2 67,301 52.5 6,037 8.2 54,802

18 to 24 years

14,225 8,772 61.7 7,502 52.7 1,269 14.5 5,454

25 to 34 years

22,176 16,817 75.8 15,410 69.5 1,407 8.4 5,359

35 to 44 years

20,604 15,458 75.0 14,426 70.0 1,032 6.7 5,146

45 to 54 years

20,011 14,943 74.7 13,913 69.5 1,030 6.9 5,068

55 to 64 years

21,426 12,662 59.1 11,754 54.9 907 7.2 8,765

65 years and over

29,696 4,686 15.8 4,296 14.5 390 8.3 25,010

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).

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021