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
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,757 19,389 18,735 17,533 2,022 1,856

Civilian labor force

10,434 9,521 9,210 8,405 1,224 1,115

Participation rate

50.3 49.1 49.2 47.9 60.5 60.1

Employed

10,009 9,159 8,822 8,084 1,187 1,075

Employment-population ratio

48.2 47.2 47.1 46.1 58.7 57.9

Unemployed

424 362 388 321 36 41

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.8 4.2 3.8 3.0 3.6

Not in labor force

10,323 9,868 9,525 9,128 798 741

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,038 4,164 3,334 3,469 704 695

Civilian labor force

3,341 3,383 2,836 2,897 505 486

Participation rate

82.7 81.2 85.1 83.5 71.7 69.9

Employed

3,152 3,270 2,669 2,800 483 470

Employment-population ratio

78.1 78.5 80.0 80.7 68.6 67.6

Unemployed

189 113 167 97 22 16

Unemployment rate

5.7 3.3 5.9 3.4 4.3 3.3

Not in labor force

697 781 498 572 199 209

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,309 2,981 2,799 2,501 510 480

Civilian labor force

2,613 2,284 2,252 1,952 361 332

Participation rate

79.0 76.6 80.5 78.1 70.9 69.1

Employed

2,540 2,204 2,182 1,885 358 319

Employment-population ratio

76.8 73.9 78.0 75.4 70.2 66.4

Unemployed

74 80 70 67 4 13

Unemployment rate

2.8 3.5 3.1 3.4 1.0 4.0

Not in labor force

695 697 547 548 149 148

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,308 7,839 8,010 7,572 298 267

Civilian labor force

1,875 1,638 1,812 1,573 62 65

Participation rate

22.6 20.9 22.6 20.8 20.9 24.3

Employed

1,796 1,577 1,740 1,512 56 65

Employment-population ratio

21.6 20.1 21.7 20.0 18.8 24.3

Unemployed

79 61 73 61 6 0

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 4.0 3.9 - -

Not in labor force

6,433 6,201 6,198 5,999 236 202

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,102 4,405 4,592 3,991 510 414

Civilian labor force

2,605 2,216 2,310 1,983 295 233

Participation rate

51.1 50.3 50.3 49.7 57.9 56.3

Employed

2,522 2,109 2,232 1,887 290 222

Employment-population ratio

49.4 47.9 48.6 47.3 56.9 53.5

Unemployed

83 107 78 96 5 11

Unemployment rate

3.2 4.8 3.4 4.8 1.7 4.9

Not in labor force

2,497 2,189 2,282 2,008 215 181

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

224,879 227,397 99,823 101,486 125,055 125,911

Civilian labor force

146,581 148,288 74,321 75,509 72,260 72,779

Participation rate

65.2 65.2 74.5 74.4 57.8 57.8

Employed

140,128 142,639 70,793 72,437 69,335 70,203

Employment-population ratio

62.3 62.7 70.9 71.4 55.4 55.8

Unemployed

6,454 5,649 3,528 3,073 2,925 2,576

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.8 4.7 4.1 4.0 3.5

Not in labor force

78,297 79,109 25,502 25,976 52,795 53,133

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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