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
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,007 20,657 18,999 18,633 2,008 2,024

Civilian labor force

10,657 10,423 9,412 9,240 1,245 1,182

Participation rate

50.7 50.5 49.5 49.6 62.0 58.4

Employed

10,221 10,014 9,029 8,882 1,193 1,132

Employment-population ratio

48.7 48.5 47.5 47.7 59.4 55.9

Unemployed

435 409 383 358 52 51

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.3

Not in labor force

10,350 10,234 9,587 9,393 763 842

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,752 4,045 3,125 3,379 627 666

Civilian labor force

3,063 3,329 2,593 2,886 470 443

Participation rate

81.6 82.3 83.0 85.4 75.0 66.5

Employed

2,918 3,175 2,465 2,754 453 421

Employment-population ratio

77.8 78.5 78.9 81.5 72.3 63.2

Unemployed

145 154 128 132 17 22

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.6 4.9 4.6 3.6 5.0

Not in labor force

689 716 533 493 157 223

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,417 3,340 2,859 2,787 558 553

Civilian labor force

2,774 2,660 2,364 2,264 410 396

Participation rate

81.2 79.6 82.7 81.2 73.5 71.6

Employed

2,690 2,577 2,289 2,197 401 380

Employment-population ratio

78.7 77.2 80.1 78.8 71.8 68.7

Unemployed

85 83 76 67 9 16

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.2 4.0

Not in labor force

643 680 495 523 148 157

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,639 8,191 8,330 7,895 309 296

Civilian labor force

2,205 1,900 2,134 1,844 70 56

Participation rate

25.5 23.2 25.6 23.4 22.7 18.9

Employed

2,105 1,810 2,042 1,760 63 50

Employment-population ratio

24.4 22.1 24.5 22.3 20.4 16.9

Unemployed

100 90 92 84 7 6

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 - -

Not in labor force

6,434 6,291 6,196 6,051 239 240

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,199 5,081 4,685 4,572 514 509

Civilian labor force

2,615 2,535 2,320 2,247 294 287

Participation rate

50.3 49.9 49.5 49.2 57.2 56.5

Employed

2,508 2,452 2,233 2,172 276 281

Employment-population ratio

48.2 48.3 47.7 47.5 53.6 55.2

Unemployed

106 82 88 76 19 7

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.2 3.8 3.4 6.3 2.3

Not in labor force

2,584 2,546 2,365 2,325 220 222

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

222,623 224,576 98,561 99,751 124,062 124,825

Civilian labor force

145,746 147,151 73,736 74,411 72,010 72,740

Participation rate

65.5 65.5 74.8 74.6 58.0 58.3

Employed

138,309 140,004 69,685 70,474 68,624 69,530

Employment-population ratio

62.1 62.3 70.7 70.6 55.3 55.7

Unemployed

7,437 7,147 4,051 3,937 3,386 3,210

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.9 5.5 5.3 4.7 4.4

Not in labor force

76,877 77,425 24,825 25,340 52,052 52,085

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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