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
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2018

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,615 19,280 18,589 17,418 2,026 1,862

Civilian labor force

10,344 9,582 9,154 8,446 1,190 1,136

Participation rate

50.2 49.7 49.2 48.5 58.8 61.0

Employed

9,964 9,231 8,817 8,117 1,147 1,114

Employment-population ratio

48.3 47.9 47.4 46.6 56.6 59.8

Unemployed

380 351 337 329 43 22

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.6 1.9

Not in labor force

10,271 9,698 9,435 8,972 836 726

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,104 4,070 3,379 3,378 725 692

Civilian labor force

3,274 3,356 2,781 2,849 493 507

Participation rate

79.8 82.5 82.3 84.3 68.0 73.3

Employed

3,145 3,193 2,676 2,702 468 491

Employment-population ratio

76.6 78.5 79.2 80.0 64.6 70.9

Unemployed

129 163 104 147 25 16

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.9 3.8 5.2 5.0 3.2

Not in labor force

830 714 598 529 232 185

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,314 3,134 2,815 2,638 499 496

Civilian labor force

2,643 2,441 2,262 2,085 381 355

Participation rate

79.7 77.9 80.4 79.0 76.3 71.6

Employed

2,544 2,397 2,176 2,044 368 353

Employment-population ratio

76.8 76.5 77.3 77.5 73.7 71.2

Unemployed

99 43 86 41 13 2

Unemployment rate

3.7 1.8 3.8 2.0 3.3 0.6

Not in labor force

671 694 553 553 119 141

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,134 7,714 7,840 7,452 294 262

Civilian labor force

1,972 1,628 1,915 1,569 57 60

Participation rate

24.2 21.1 24.4 21.0 19.3 22.7

Employed

1,900 1,576 1,843 1,516 57 60

Employment-population ratio

23.4 20.4 23.5 20.3 19.3 22.7

Unemployed

72 52 72 52 0 0

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.2 3.7 3.3 - -

Not in labor force

6,162 6,086 5,925 5,883 237 202

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,063 4,362 4,555 3,950 508 412

Civilian labor force

2,456 2,158 2,196 1,944 260 214

Participation rate

48.5 49.5 48.2 49.2 51.2 52.0

Employed

2,376 2,065 2,122 1,854 254 211

Employment-population ratio

46.9 47.3 46.6 46.9 50.0 51.2

Unemployed

80 93 74 89 6 3

Unemployment rate

3.3 4.3 3.4 4.6 2.3 1.5

Not in labor force

2,607 2,204 2,359 2,006 248 198

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

225,046 229,048 99,978 102,525 125,068 126,524

Civilian labor force

147,418 149,781 74,682 76,583 72,736 73,198

Participation rate

65.5 65.4 74.7 74.7 58.2 57.9

Employed

141,599 144,475 71,671 73,719 69,928 70,756

Employment-population ratio

62.9 63.1 71.7 71.9 55.9 55.9

Unemployed

5,819 5,306 3,011 2,864 2,808 2,442

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.3

Not in labor force

77,628 79,267 25,296 25,942 52,332 53,326

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).

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