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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2022
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2022
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2022

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

17,921 18,237 16,000 16,203 1,921 2,034

Civilian labor force

8,366 8,770 7,198 7,592 1,168 1,177

Participation rate

46.7 48.1 45.0 46.9 60.8 57.9

Employed

8,100 8,487 6,978 7,329 1,121 1,158

Employment-population ratio

45.2 46.5 43.6 45.2 58.4 56.9

Unemployed

267 283 220 263 47 20

Unemployment rate

3.2 3.2 3.1 3.5 4.0 1.7

Not in labor force

9,555 9,467 8,802 8,611 753 857

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,596 5,021 3,745 4,098 851 923

Civilian labor force

3,591 4,029 3,013 3,349 578 680

Participation rate

78.1 80.2 80.4 81.7 67.9 73.6

Employed

3,437 3,907 2,882 3,240 555 666

Employment-population ratio

74.8 77.8 77.0 79.1 65.2 72.2

Unemployed

153 122 130 109 23 13

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.0 4.3 3.3 4.0 1.9

Not in labor force

1,006 992 733 749 273 244

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,160 3,185 2,704 2,724 456 461

Civilian labor force

2,270 2,185 1,929 1,880 342 305

Participation rate

71.9 68.6 71.3 69.0 75.0 66.1

Employed

2,236 2,117 1,901 1,812 335 305

Employment-population ratio

70.8 66.5 70.3 66.5 73.4 66.1

Unemployed

34 68 27 68 7 0

Unemployment rate

1.5 3.1 1.4 3.6 2.1 0.0

Not in labor force

889 1,000 775 844 114 156

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,266 6,100 6,045 5,857 221 243

Civilian labor force

1,010 964 957 932 53 33

Participation rate

16.1 15.8 15.8 15.9 24.1 13.4

Employed

977 929 928 897 48 33

Employment-population ratio

15.6 15.2 15.4 15.3 21.9 13.4

Unemployed

33 35 28 35 5 0

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.6 3.0 3.8 - -

Not in labor force

5,256 5,136 5,088 4,925 168 210

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,899 3,931 3,506 3,524 393 407

Civilian labor force

1,495 1,592 1,301 1,431 195 160

Participation rate

38.4 40.5 37.1 40.6 49.6 39.4

Employed

1,450 1,534 1,266 1,380 183 154

Employment-population ratio

37.2 39.0 36.1 39.2 46.7 37.8

Unemployed

46 58 34 51 12 7

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.6 2.6 3.6 5.9 4.1

Not in labor force

2,404 2,339 2,205 2,093 198 247

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

235,089 237,329 106,253 108,183 128,837 129,146

Civilian labor force

151,162 153,028 77,150 78,544 74,011 74,484

Participation rate

64.3 64.5 72.6 72.6 57.4 57.7

Employed

145,667 148,134 74,154 75,956 71,513 72,178

Employment-population ratio

62.0 62.4 69.8 70.2 55.5 55.9

Unemployed

5,495 4,894 2,996 2,588 2,499 2,306

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.2 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.1

Not in labor force

83,928 84,301 29,102 29,639 54,825 54,662

NOTE: Veterans 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 who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

Last Modified Date: January 06, 2023