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
July
2016
July
2017
July
2016
July
2017
July
2016
July
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,883 20,553 18,868 18,522 2,015 2,031

Civilian labor force

10,621 10,057 9,407 8,861 1,213 1,195

Participation rate

50.9 48.9 49.9 47.8 60.2 58.8

Employed

10,121 9,700 8,992 8,540 1,129 1,160

Employment-population ratio

48.5 47.2 47.7 46.1 56.0 57.1

Unemployed

499 356 415 321 84 35

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.5 4.4 3.6 6.9 2.9

Not in labor force

10,262 10,496 9,461 9,661 802 836

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,892 4,131 3,173 3,369 719 762

Civilian labor force

3,207 3,314 2,690 2,776 517 537

Participation rate

82.4 80.2 84.8 82.4 72.0 70.5

Employed

3,019 3,160 2,535 2,642 484 518

Employment-population ratio

77.6 76.5 79.9 78.4 67.4 68.0

Unemployed

188 153 155 134 33 19

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.6 5.8 4.8 6.4 3.6

Not in labor force

685 817 483 593 202 225

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,366 3,341 2,886 2,870 480 471

Civilian labor force

2,668 2,596 2,336 2,255 332 341

Participation rate

79.3 77.7 81.0 78.6 69.2 72.4

Employed

2,543 2,507 2,241 2,171 303 336

Employment-population ratio

75.6 75.0 77.7 75.6 63.0 71.3

Unemployed

125 89 96 84 29 5

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.4 4.1 3.7 8.9 1.5

Not in labor force

697 745 549 615 148 130

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,474 8,049 8,170 7,758 304 291

Civilian labor force

2,121 1,813 2,030 1,755 91 58

Participation rate

25.0 22.5 24.9 22.6 29.8 19.9

Employed

2,037 1,749 1,951 1,691 86 58

Employment-population ratio

24.0 21.7 23.9 21.8 28.2 19.9

Unemployed

84 64 79 64 5 0

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.5 3.9 3.6 5.4 -

Not in labor force

6,353 6,236 6,140 6,003 213 233

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,151 5,032 4,639 4,525 512 507

Civilian labor force

2,624 2,333 2,351 2,074 274 259

Participation rate

50.9 46.4 50.7 45.8 53.4 51.1

Employed

2,522 2,284 2,266 2,036 256 248

Employment-population ratio

49.0 45.4 48.8 45.0 50.1 48.9

Unemployed

102 49 85 39 17 11

Unemployment rate

3.9 2.1 3.6 1.9 6.2 4.2

Not in labor force

2,527 2,699 2,288 2,451 238 248

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

223,769 225,662 99,175 100,240 124,594 125,422

Civilian labor force

147,286 149,056 75,343 76,042 71,944 73,014

Participation rate

65.8 66.1 76.0 75.9 57.7 58.2

Employed

140,007 142,454 71,665 72,876 68,342 69,578

Employment-population ratio

62.6 63.1 72.3 72.7 54.9 55.5

Unemployed

7,280 6,602 3,678 3,166 3,602 3,436

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.4 4.9 4.2 5.0 4.7

Not in labor force

76,483 76,606 23,832 24,198 52,651 52,408

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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