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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

18,820 9,278 49.3 8,994 47.8 284 3.1 9,542

18 to 24 years

262 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,587 1,304 82.2 1,262 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

2,016 1,701 84.4 1,644 81.6 57 3.4 314

45 to 54 years

2,625 2,202 83.9 2,143 81.6 59 2.7 423

55 to 64 years

3,525 2,238 63.5 2,172 61.6 65 2.9 1,287

65 years and over

8,806 1,639 18.6 1,594 18.1 45 2.8 7,167

Men, 18 years and over

16,936 8,178 48.3 7,935 46.8 243 3.0 8,759

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,284 1,100 85.7 1,067 83.1 34 3.1 184

35 to 44 years

1,639 1,421 86.7 1,374 83.9 47 3.3 218

45 to 54 years

2,257 1,928 85.4 1,876 83.1 52 2.7 328

55 to 64 years

3,094 1,991 64.3 1,933 62.5 57 2.9 1,103

65 years and over

8,460 1,576 18.6 1,534 18.1 42 2.7 6,883

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

4,335 3,474 80.1 3,351 77.3 123 3.5 861

18 to 24 years

262 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,587 1,304 82.2 1,262 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

1,351 1,126 83.4 1,083 80.2 43 3.8 224

45 to 54 years

661 539 81.5 523 79.2 15 2.8 122

55 to 64 years

378 282 74.6 275 72.7 7 2.5 96

65 years and over

96 29 30.3 28 29.6 1 - 67

Men, 18 years and over

3,609 2,979 82.6 2,879 79.8 100 3.4 629

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,284 1,100 85.7 1,067 83.1 34 3.1 184

35 to 44 years

1,110 952 85.7 918 82.6 34 3.6 158

45 to 54 years

585 483 82.5 468 80.0 14 3.0 102

55 to 64 years

340 257 75.6 252 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

231,556 152,180 65.7 146,754 63.4 5,425 3.6 79,377

18 to 24 years

28,688 18,818 65.6 17,354 60.5 1,464 7.8 9,870

25 to 34 years

43,289 35,886 82.9 34,545 79.8 1,341 3.7 7,403

35 to 44 years

38,944 32,356 83.1 31,483 80.8 872 2.7 6,588

45 to 54 years

37,819 30,729 81.3 29,898 79.1 831 2.7 7,090

55 to 64 years

38,719 25,369 65.5 24,720 63.8 648 2.6 13,351

65 years and over

44,096 9,021 20.5 8,753 19.9 268 3.0 35,074

Men, 18 years and over

103,962 77,482 74.5 74,647 71.8 2,835 3.7 26,479

18 to 24 years

14,316 9,552 66.7 8,701 60.8 850 8.9 4,765

25 to 34 years

21,102 18,847 89.3 18,140 86.0 707 3.8 2,255

35 to 44 years

18,505 16,876 91.2 16,448 88.9 428 2.5 1,629

45 to 54 years

17,518 15,359 87.7 14,940 85.3 419 2.7 2,159

55 to 64 years

17,244 12,560 72.8 12,253 71.1 306 2.4 4,684

65 years and over

15,277 4,289 28.1 4,164 27.3 125 2.9 10,988

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).

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020