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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
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,903 18,544 17,022 16,644 1,881 1,900

Civilian labor force

9,337 8,944 8,219 7,854 1,118 1,090

Participation rate

49.4 48.2 48.3 47.2 59.4 57.4

Employed

9,120 7,894 8,049 6,956 1,072 938

Employment-population ratio

48.2 42.6 47.3 41.8 57.0 49.4

Unemployed

217 1,050 171 898 46 152

Unemployment rate

2.3 11.7 2.1 11.4 4.1 14.0

Not in labor force

9,566 9,600 8,803 8,790 763 810

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,248 4,453 3,552 3,710 697 743

Civilian labor force

3,390 3,478 2,913 2,949 477 530

Participation rate

79.8 78.1 82.0 79.5 68.5 71.3

Employed

3,331 3,025 2,880 2,601 451 424

Employment-population ratio

78.4 67.9 81.1 70.1 64.8 57.0

Unemployed

59 453 33 347 26 106

Unemployment rate

1.7 13.0 1.1 11.8 5.4 20.0

Not in labor force

858 975 639 761 220 213

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,119 3,076 2,593 2,563 525 513

Civilian labor force

2,413 2,260 2,056 1,946 357 315

Participation rate

77.4 73.5 79.3 75.9 68.0 61.3

Employed

2,360 2,100 2,011 1,817 349 283

Employment-population ratio

75.7 68.3 77.5 70.9 66.6 55.1

Unemployed

53 160 45 129 8 32

Unemployment rate

2.2 7.1 2.2 6.6 2.2 10.1

Not in labor force

705 816 538 617 168 198

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,298 6,907 7,047 6,666 251 241

Civilian labor force

1,480 1,294 1,405 1,262 75 31

Participation rate

20.3 18.7 19.9 18.9 29.9 13.0

Employed

1,442 1,073 1,373 1,043 70 31

Employment-population ratio

19.8 15.5 19.5 15.6 27.8 12.7

Unemployed

38 221 33 220 5 1

Unemployment rate

2.6 17.0 2.3 17.4 7.3 -

Not in labor force

5,818 5,613 5,642 5,404 176 210

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,238 4,108 3,830 3,705 408 403

Civilian labor force

2,054 1,912 1,846 1,698 208 214

Participation rate

48.5 46.5 48.2 45.8 51.0 53.1

Employed

1,986 1,696 1,785 1,495 201 201

Employment-population ratio

46.9 41.3 46.6 40.4 49.3 49.9

Unemployed

67 216 60 203 7 13

Unemployment rate

3.3 11.3 3.3 11.9 3.2 6.2

Not in labor force

2,184 2,196 1,984 2,007 200 189

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

230,997 232,724 103,613 104,740 127,385 127,985

Civilian labor force

150,960 145,311 76,873 74,246 74,087 71,065

Participation rate

65.4 62.4 74.2 70.9 58.2 55.5

Employed

146,047 124,330 74,093 64,288 71,953 60,042

Employment-population ratio

63.2 53.4 71.5 61.4 56.5 46.9

Unemployed

4,913 20,980 2,780 9,958 2,133 11,023

Unemployment rate

3.3 14.4 3.6 13.4 2.9 15.5

Not in labor force

80,038 87,414 26,740 30,494 53,298 56,920

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). Updated population controls introduced with the release of January 2020 data.

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Last Modified Date: May 11, 2020