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
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,937 20,593 18,924 18,565 2,013 2,028

Civilian labor force

10,561 10,036 9,327 8,868 1,234 1,169

Participation rate

50.4 48.7 49.3 47.8 61.3 57.6

Employed

10,198 9,697 9,016 8,573 1,183 1,123

Employment-population ratio

48.7 47.1 47.6 46.2 58.8 55.4

Unemployed

363 340 312 294 51 45

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 4.1 3.9

Not in labor force

10,376 10,557 9,597 9,697 779 859

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,905 4,156 3,195 3,397 711 759

Civilian labor force

3,133 3,300 2,634 2,760 500 540

Participation rate

80.2 79.4 82.4 81.3 70.3 71.1

Employed

3,008 3,149 2,529 2,628 480 521

Employment-population ratio

77.0 75.8 79.1 77.4 67.5 68.6

Unemployed

125 151 105 132 20 19

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.6 4.0 4.8 4.0 3.5

Not in labor force

772 856 561 637 211 220

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,320 3,279 2,836 2,811 483 468

Civilian labor force

2,665 2,560 2,279 2,218 386 343

Participation rate

80.3 78.1 80.4 78.9 79.8 73.2

Employed

2,600 2,494 2,224 2,171 376 323

Employment-population ratio

78.3 76.1 78.4 77.2 77.8 69.0

Unemployed

65 66 55 46 10 20

Unemployment rate

2.4 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.5 5.8

Not in labor force

655 719 557 594 98 125

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,540 8,106 8,234 7,813 306 293

Civilian labor force

2,150 1,828 2,084 1,783 67 45

Participation rate

25.2 22.5 25.3 22.8 21.8 15.3

Employed

2,085 1,766 2,025 1,721 59 45

Employment-population ratio

24.4 21.8 24.6 22.0 19.4 15.3

Unemployed

66 62 59 62 7 0

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.4 2.8 3.5 - -

Not in labor force

6,390 6,278 6,150 6,030 239 248

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,172 5,052 4,659 4,544 513 508

Civilian labor force

2,613 2,349 2,331 2,107 281 242

Participation rate

50.5 46.5 50.0 46.4 54.9 47.6

Employed

2,505 2,288 2,237 2,053 268 235

Employment-population ratio

48.4 45.3 48.0 45.2 52.2 46.3

Unemployed

107 61 94 54 14 7

Unemployment rate

4.1 2.6 4.0 2.6 4.9 2.7

Not in labor force

2,559 2,703 2,328 2,437 232 266

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

223,294 225,332 98,902 100,141 124,392 125,191

Civilian labor force

146,177 147,854 74,202 75,159 71,976 72,695

Participation rate

65.5 65.6 75.0 75.1 57.9 58.1

Employed

139,732 141,908 70,856 72,152 68,876 69,755

Employment-population ratio

62.6 63.0 71.6 72.1 55.4 55.7

Unemployed

6,445 5,946 3,345 3,007 3,100 2,939

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.0

Not in labor force

77,117 77,478 24,701 24,982 52,416 52,496

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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