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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
June
2019
June
2020
June
2019
June
2020
June
2019
June
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,837 18,485 16,954 16,582 1,883 1,903

Civilian labor force

9,265 9,009 8,206 7,962 1,059 1,047

Participation rate

49.2 48.7 48.4 48.0 56.2 55.0

Employed

8,967 8,233 7,956 7,286 1,011 947

Employment-population ratio

47.6 44.5 46.9 43.9 53.7 49.7

Unemployed

298 776 250 675 48 101

Unemployment rate

3.2 8.6 3.0 8.5 4.6 9.6

Not in labor force

9,572 9,476 8,748 8,620 824 856

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,363 4,634 3,642 3,886 721 748

Civilian labor force

3,484 3,665 2,994 3,175 490 490

Participation rate

79.9 79.1 82.2 81.7 68.0 65.5

Employed

3,350 3,288 2,877 2,865 473 423

Employment-population ratio

76.8 70.9 79.0 73.7 65.6 56.6

Unemployed

134 378 117 311 17 67

Unemployment rate

3.9 10.3 3.9 9.8 3.6 13.7

Not in labor force

879 969 649 711 231 258

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,029 2,922 2,523 2,408 506 514

Civilian labor force

2,277 2,117 1,951 1,796 326 322

Participation rate

75.2 72.5 77.3 74.6 64.4 62.6

Employed

2,219 1,990 1,902 1,689 317 301

Employment-population ratio

73.3 68.1 75.4 70.1 62.7 58.6

Unemployed

58 127 49 107 9 21

Unemployment rate

2.5 6.0 2.5 6.0 2.7 6.4

Not in labor force

752 804 572 612 180 192

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,229 6,842 6,980 6,603 249 239

Civilian labor force

1,517 1,278 1,479 1,240 39 38

Participation rate

21.0 18.7 21.2 18.8 15.6 15.8

Employed

1,471 1,171 1,439 1,139 32 32

Employment-population ratio

20.3 17.1 20.6 17.3 13.0 13.5

Unemployed

46 107 40 101 6 5

Unemployment rate

3.1 8.3 2.7 8.2 - -

Not in labor force

5,712 5,564 5,501 5,363 210 201

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,216 4,087 3,809 3,685 407 402

Civilian labor force

1,987 1,948 1,783 1,750 204 198

Participation rate

47.1 47.7 46.8 47.5 50.1 49.1

Employed

1,927 1,784 1,738 1,594 188 190

Employment-population ratio

45.7 43.6 45.6 43.2 46.3 47.3

Unemployed

60 164 45 157 15 7

Unemployment rate

3.0 8.4 2.5 9.0 7.6 3.7

Not in labor force

2,229 2,139 2,026 1,935 203 204

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

231,728 233,074 104,093 104,923 127,635 128,152

Civilian labor force

152,361 149,478 77,902 76,323 74,459 73,155

Participation rate

65.7 64.1 74.8 72.7 58.3 57.1

Employed

146,826 132,834 75,151 68,261 71,675 64,573

Employment-population ratio

63.4 57.0 72.2 65.1 56.2 50.4

Unemployed

5,535 16,644 2,751 8,062 2,784 8,582

Unemployment rate

3.6 11.1 3.5 10.6 3.7 11.7

Not in labor force

79,367 83,596 26,191 28,600 53,176 54,997

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 2020 data.

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Last Modified Date: July 02, 2020