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.
2018
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,280 18,903 17,418 17,022 1,862 1,881

Civilian labor force

9,582 9,337 8,446 8,219 1,136 1,118

Participation rate

49.7 49.4 48.5 48.3 61.0 59.4

Employed

9,231 9,120 8,117 8,049 1,114 1,072

Employment-population ratio

47.9 48.2 46.6 47.3 59.8 57.0

Unemployed

351 217 329 171 22 46

Unemployment rate

3.7 2.3 3.9 2.1 1.9 4.1

Not in labor force

9,698 9,566 8,972 8,803 726 763

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,070 4,248 3,378 3,552 692 697

Civilian labor force

3,356 3,390 2,849 2,913 507 477

Participation rate

82.5 79.8 84.3 82.0 73.3 68.5

Employed

3,193 3,331 2,702 2,880 491 451

Employment-population ratio

78.5 78.4 80.0 81.1 70.9 64.8

Unemployed

163 59 147 33 16 26

Unemployment rate

4.9 1.7 5.2 1.1 3.2 5.4

Not in labor force

714 858 529 639 185 220

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,134 3,119 2,638 2,593 496 525

Civilian labor force

2,441 2,413 2,085 2,056 355 357

Participation rate

77.9 77.4 79.0 79.3 71.6 68.0

Employed

2,397 2,360 2,044 2,011 353 349

Employment-population ratio

76.5 75.7 77.5 77.5 71.2 66.6

Unemployed

43 53 41 45 2 8

Unemployment rate

1.8 2.2 2.0 2.2 0.6 2.2

Not in labor force

694 705 553 538 141 168

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,714 7,298 7,452 7,047 262 251

Civilian labor force

1,628 1,480 1,569 1,405 60 75

Participation rate

21.1 20.3 21.0 19.9 22.7 29.9

Employed

1,576 1,442 1,516 1,373 60 70

Employment-population ratio

20.4 19.8 20.3 19.5 22.7 27.8

Unemployed

52 38 52 33 0 5

Unemployment rate

3.2 2.6 3.3 2.3 - 7.3

Not in labor force

6,086 5,818 5,883 5,642 202 176

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,362 4,238 3,950 3,830 412 408

Civilian labor force

2,158 2,054 1,944 1,846 214 208

Participation rate

49.5 48.5 49.2 48.2 52.0 51.0

Employed

2,065 1,986 1,854 1,785 211 201

Employment-population ratio

47.3 46.9 46.9 46.6 51.2 49.3

Unemployed

93 67 89 60 3 7

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.3 4.6 3.3 1.5 3.2

Not in labor force

2,204 2,184 2,006 1,984 198 200

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

229,048 230,997 102,525 103,613 126,524 127,385

Civilian labor force

149,781 150,960 76,583 76,873 73,198 74,087

Participation rate

65.4 65.4 74.7 74.2 57.9 58.2

Employed

144,475 146,047 73,719 74,093 70,756 71,953

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.2 71.9 71.5 55.9 56.5

Unemployed

5,306 4,913 2,864 2,780 2,442 2,133

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.9

Not in labor force

79,267 80,038 25,942 26,740 53,326 53,298

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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