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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

HOUSEHOLD DATA
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.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,642 18,975 16,744 16,968 1,898 2,007

Civilian labor force

9,189 9,115 8,038 7,968 1,151 1,147

Participation rate

49.3 48.0 48.0 47.0 60.7 57.2

Employed

8,870 8,616 7,755 7,506 1,115 1,109

Employment-population ratio

47.6 45.4 46.3 44.2 58.7 55.3

Unemployed

319 500 282 461 36 38

Unemployment rate

3.5 5.5 3.5 5.8 3.2 3.3

Not in labor force

9,453 9,860 8,706 9,000 747 860

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,326 4,636 3,570 3,808 756 828

Civilian labor force

3,418 3,590 2,856 3,023 562 567

Participation rate

79.0 77.4 80.0 79.4 74.3 68.5

Employed

3,269 3,362 2,722 2,817 547 545

Employment-population ratio

75.6 72.5 76.2 74.0 72.4 65.9

Unemployed

149 228 134 206 15 22

Unemployment rate

4.4 6.3 4.7 6.8 2.6 3.8

Not in labor force

908 1,046 714 785 194 261

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,167 3,274 2,674 2,779 493 495

Civilian labor force

2,403 2,499 2,087 2,164 317 335

Participation rate

75.9 76.3 78.1 77.9 64.2 67.6

Employed

2,342 2,410 2,030 2,081 312 329

Employment-population ratio

74.0 73.6 75.9 74.9 63.2 66.4

Unemployed

61 89 56 83 5 6

Unemployment rate

2.6 3.6 2.7 3.8 1.6 1.8

Not in labor force

763 775 587 615 176 160

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,007 6,869 6,763 6,604 244 265

Civilian labor force

1,448 1,185 1,412 1,166 35 19

Participation rate

20.7 17.3 20.9 17.7 14.5 7.3

Employed

1,412 1,128 1,380 1,108 32 19

Employment-population ratio

20.1 16.4 20.4 16.8 13.0 7.3

Unemployed

36 58 32 58 4 0

Unemployment rate

2.5 4.9 2.3 5.0 - -

Not in labor force

5,559 5,684 5,351 5,438 209 246

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,142 4,196 3,737 3,777 405 419

Civilian labor force

1,920 1,841 1,682 1,615 238 226

Participation rate

46.4 43.9 45.0 42.8 58.7 53.9

Employed

1,847 1,716 1,623 1,500 224 215

Employment-population ratio

44.6 40.9 43.4 39.7 55.4 51.4

Unemployed

73 125 60 115 13 11

Unemployment rate

3.8 6.8 3.6 7.1 5.5 4.7

Not in labor force

2,222 2,355 2,055 2,162 167 193

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

232,099 233,094 104,393 104,699 127,706 128,395

Civilian labor force

152,311 148,213 77,416 75,652 74,895 72,562

Participation rate

65.6 63.6 74.2 72.3 58.6 56.5

Employed

146,350 138,151 74,189 70,229 72,161 67,922

Employment-population ratio

63.1 59.3 71.1 67.1 56.5 52.9

Unemployed

5,961 10,062 3,226 5,423 2,735 4,639

Unemployment rate

3.9 6.8 4.2 7.2 3.7 6.4

Not in labor force

79,788 84,881 26,977 29,048 52,811 55,834

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). Updated population controls introduced with the release of January 2021 data.

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Last Modified Date: February 05, 2021