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
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,034 20,674 19,028 18,653 2,006 2,021

Civilian labor force

10,709 10,258 9,465 9,080 1,245 1,179

Participation rate

50.9 49.6 49.7 48.7 62.0 58.3

Employed

10,206 9,798 9,030 8,664 1,177 1,134

Employment-population ratio

48.5 47.4 47.5 46.4 58.7 56.1

Unemployed

503 461 435 416 68 45

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6 5.4 3.8

Not in labor force

10,325 10,416 9,563 9,573 761 842

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,802 4,067 3,119 3,394 683 673

Civilian labor force

3,155 3,342 2,629 2,878 525 463

Participation rate

83.0 82.2 84.3 84.8 76.9 68.9

Employed

2,975 3,131 2,491 2,695 484 437

Employment-population ratio

78.3 77.0 79.9 79.4 70.9 64.9

Unemployed

179 211 138 184 41 27

Unemployment rate

5.7 6.3 5.3 6.4 7.9 5.8

Not in labor force

647 725 490 515 158 209

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,350 3,298 2,851 2,756 499 542

Civilian labor force

2,710 2,556 2,349 2,191 360 365

Participation rate

80.9 77.5 82.4 79.5 72.2 67.4

Employed

2,607 2,469 2,256 2,109 351 360

Employment-population ratio

77.8 74.9 79.1 76.5 70.4 66.5

Unemployed

103 87 94 82 9 5

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.4 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.3

Not in labor force

641 742 502 565 138 177

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,673 8,218 8,363 7,921 310 297

Civilian labor force

2,215 1,832 2,138 1,750 77 83

Participation rate

25.5 22.3 25.6 22.1 24.8 27.8

Employed

2,125 1,754 2,056 1,681 68 73

Employment-population ratio

24.5 21.3 24.6 21.2 22.1 24.5

Unemployed

90 78 82 69 9 10

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.3 3.8 3.9 11.1 11.8

Not in labor force

6,458 6,386 6,225 6,171 233 214

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,209 5,091 4,695 4,582 514 509

Civilian labor force

2,630 2,528 2,349 2,261 282 267

Participation rate

50.5 49.7 50.0 49.3 54.8 52.5

Employed

2,500 2,444 2,227 2,180 273 264

Employment-population ratio

48.0 48.0 47.4 47.6 53.1 51.9

Unemployed

131 85 122 81 9 3

Unemployment rate

5.0 3.3 5.2 3.6 3.2 1.2

Not in labor force

2,579 2,563 2,346 2,321 232 242

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

222,523 224,320 98,416 99,556 124,107 124,765

Civilian labor force

144,803 146,479 73,011 74,235 71,792 72,243

Participation rate

65.1 65.3 74.2 74.6 57.8 57.9

Employed

137,316 139,086 69,049 70,288 68,268 68,798

Employment-population ratio

61.7 62.0 70.2 70.6 55.0 55.1

Unemployed

7,486 7,393 3,962 3,948 3,524 3,445

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.0 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.8

Not in labor force

77,720 77,842 25,405 25,320 52,315 52,521

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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Last Modified Date: February 03, 2017