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
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,982 20,635 18,973 18,609 2,009 2,026

Civilian labor force

10,570 10,270 9,305 9,067 1,265 1,203

Participation rate

50.4 49.8 49.0 48.7 62.9 59.4

Employed

10,095 9,865 8,887 8,728 1,208 1,137

Employment-population ratio

48.1 47.8 46.8 46.9 60.1 56.1

Unemployed

475 405 419 339 57 66

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 4.5 3.7 4.5 5.5

Not in labor force

10,412 10,365 9,668 9,542 744 823

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,783 4,008 3,141 3,357 642 651

Civilian labor force

3,039 3,183 2,556 2,746 483 437

Participation rate

80.3 79.4 81.4 81.8 75.2 67.1

Employed

2,848 3,022 2,392 2,620 456 402

Employment-population ratio

75.3 75.4 76.2 78.1 71.1 61.8

Unemployed

191 160 165 126 26 35

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.0 6.4 4.6 5.4 7.9

Not in labor force

744 825 584 611 160 214

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,404 3,393 2,858 2,822 546 571

Civilian labor force

2,778 2,723 2,363 2,285 415 438

Participation rate

81.6 80.3 82.7 81.0 76.0 76.7

Employed

2,688 2,623 2,288 2,202 400 421

Employment-population ratio

79.0 77.3 80.0 78.0 73.3 73.7

Unemployed

90 101 75 83 15 17

Unemployment rate

3.2 3.7 3.2 3.6 3.5 4.0

Not in labor force

626 670 495 537 131 133

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,606 8,162 8,298 7,867 308 295

Civilian labor force

2,161 1,887 2,100 1,841 61 46

Participation rate

25.1 23.1 25.3 23.4 19.7 15.8

Employed

2,076 1,812 2,015 1,766 61 45

Employment-population ratio

24.1 22.2 24.3 22.5 19.7 15.4

Unemployed

85 75 85 74 0 1

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 - -

Not in labor force

6,445 6,275 6,198 6,026 247 249

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,189 5,072 4,676 4,563 513 509

Civilian labor force

2,592 2,477 2,286 2,195 306 282

Participation rate

50.0 48.8 48.9 48.1 59.7 55.3

Employed

2,483 2,408 2,192 2,140 290 268

Employment-population ratio

47.8 47.5 46.9 46.9 56.6 52.7

Unemployed

110 69 94 56 16 13

Unemployment rate

4.2 2.8 4.1 2.5 5.2 4.7

Not in labor force

2,597 2,595 2,390 2,368 207 227

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

222,857 224,847 98,685 99,825 124,172 125,021

Civilian labor force

146,417 147,565 74,219 74,648 72,198 72,918

Participation rate

65.7 65.6 75.2 74.8 58.1 58.3

Employed

139,128 141,040 70,344 71,003 68,785 70,037

Employment-population ratio

62.4 62.7 71.3 71.1 55.4 56.0

Unemployed

7,289 6,525 3,875 3,644 3,414 2,881

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.4 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.0

Not in labor force

76,440 77,282 24,466 25,178 51,974 52,104

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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