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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
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,744 18,389 16,854 16,482 1,890 1,907

Civilian labor force

9,229 8,814 8,125 7,705 1,104 1,109

Participation rate

49.2 47.9 48.2 46.7 58.4 58.1

Employed

8,947 8,246 7,887 7,209 1,060 1,037

Employment-population ratio

47.7 44.8 46.8 43.7 56.1 54.4

Unemployed

282 568 238 496 45 72

Unemployment rate

3.1 6.4 2.9 6.4 4.0 6.5

Not in labor force

9,515 9,575 8,729 8,777 786 798

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,377 4,579 3,626 3,827 751 752

Civilian labor force

3,516 3,643 3,022 3,114 495 529

Participation rate

80.3 79.6 83.3 81.4 65.8 70.4

Employed

3,360 3,371 2,900 2,872 460 499

Employment-population ratio

76.8 73.6 80.0 75.1 61.2 66.4

Unemployed

157 272 122 242 35 30

Unemployment rate

4.5 7.5 4.0 7.8 7.0 5.7

Not in labor force

861 936 604 713 257 223

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,055 3,011 2,569 2,494 486 517

Civilian labor force

2,320 2,147 1,945 1,807 374 340

Participation rate

75.9 71.3 75.7 72.5 77.1 65.8

Employed

2,260 2,017 1,890 1,701 370 316

Employment-population ratio

74.0 67.0 73.6 68.2 76.1 61.2

Unemployed

60 131 55 107 5 24

Unemployment rate

2.6 6.1 2.8 5.9 1.2 7.0

Not in labor force

735 864 624 687 111 177

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,129 6,744 6,882 6,507 247 237

Civilian labor force

1,459 1,180 1,407 1,130 53 50

Participation rate

20.5 17.5 20.4 17.4 21.3 21.2

Employed

1,427 1,128 1,374 1,082 52 46

Employment-population ratio

20.0 16.7 20.0 16.6 21.2 19.4

Unemployed

33 52 32 48 0 4

Unemployment rate

2.2 4.4 2.3 4.2 - -

Not in labor force

5,670 5,564 5,475 5,377 194 187

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,183 4,055 3,777 3,654 406 401

Civilian labor force

1,934 1,844 1,751 1,655 183 189

Participation rate

46.2 45.5 46.4 45.3 45.0 47.2

Employed

1,901 1,730 1,723 1,555 178 176

Employment-population ratio

45.4 42.7 45.6 42.5 43.8 43.8

Unemployed

33 114 28 100 5 13

Unemployment rate

1.7 6.2 1.6 6.1 2.6 7.1

Not in labor force

2,249 2,211 2,026 1,999 223 212

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

231,979 233,495 104,218 105,156 127,761 128,340

Civilian labor force

152,624 149,094 77,584 76,330 75,040 72,764

Participation rate

65.8 63.9 74.4 72.6 58.7 56.7

Employed

147,662 137,705 75,059 70,735 72,603 66,970

Employment-population ratio

63.7 59.0 72.0 67.3 56.8 52.2

Unemployed

4,962 11,389 2,525 5,595 2,437 5,794

Unemployment rate

3.3 7.6 3.3 7.3 3.2 8.0

Not in labor force

79,355 84,401 26,634 28,826 52,721 55,575

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: October 05, 2020