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

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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
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,059 20,757 19,053 18,735 2,006 2,022

Civilian labor force

10,745 10,434 9,507 9,210 1,237 1,224

Participation rate

51.0 50.3 49.9 49.2 61.7 60.5

Employed

10,231 10,009 9,030 8,822 1,201 1,187

Employment-population ratio

48.6 48.2 47.4 47.1 59.9 58.7

Unemployed

514 424 478 388 36 36

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.1 5.0 4.2 2.9 3.0

Not in labor force

10,314 10,323 9,546 9,525 769 798

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,677 4,038 3,017 3,334 660 704

Civilian labor force

3,041 3,341 2,556 2,836 485 505

Participation rate

82.7 82.7 84.7 85.1 73.4 71.7

Employed

2,868 3,152 2,406 2,669 462 483

Employment-population ratio

78.0 78.1 79.8 80.0 70.0 68.6

Unemployed

173 189 150 167 22 22

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.7 5.9 5.9 4.6 4.3

Not in labor force

636 697 460 498 175 199

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,458 3,309 2,938 2,799 520 510

Civilian labor force

2,725 2,613 2,363 2,252 362 361

Participation rate

78.8 79.0 80.4 80.5 69.7 70.9

Employed

2,590 2,540 2,228 2,182 362 358

Employment-population ratio

74.9 76.8 75.8 78.0 69.7 70.2

Unemployed

135 74 135 70 0 4

Unemployment rate

5.0 2.8 5.7 3.1 0.0 1.0

Not in labor force

733 695 575 547 158 149

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,705 8,308 8,394 8,010 311 298

Civilian labor force

2,255 1,875 2,174 1,812 80 62

Participation rate

25.9 22.6 25.9 22.6 25.8 20.9

Employed

2,179 1,796 2,107 1,740 72 56

Employment-population ratio

25.0 21.6 25.1 21.7 23.1 18.8

Unemployed

76 79 67 73 9 6

Unemployment rate

3.4 4.2 3.1 4.0 10.7 -

Not in labor force

6,450 6,433 6,220 6,198 231 236

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,219 5,102 4,704 4,592 515 510

Civilian labor force

2,724 2,605 2,414 2,310 310 295

Participation rate

52.2 51.1 51.3 50.3 60.2 57.9

Employed

2,594 2,522 2,288 2,232 305 290

Employment-population ratio

49.7 49.4 48.6 48.6 59.2 56.9

Unemployed

130 83 125 78 5 5

Unemployment rate

4.8 3.2 5.2 3.4 1.6 1.7

Not in labor force

2,495 2,497 2,290 2,282 205 215

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

221,985 224,879 98,160 99,823 123,825 125,055

Civilian labor force

144,625 146,581 72,999 74,321 71,626 72,260

Participation rate

65.2 65.2 74.4 74.5 57.8 57.8

Employed

137,878 140,128 69,367 70,793 68,510 69,335

Employment-population ratio

62.1 62.3 70.7 70.9 55.3 55.4

Unemployed

6,748 6,454 3,632 3,528 3,116 2,925

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.0

Not in labor force

77,360 78,297 25,161 25,502 52,199 52,795

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.

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