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.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,389 19,028 17,533 17,153 1,856 1,875

Civilian labor force

9,521 9,337 8,405 8,175 1,115 1,162

Participation rate

49.1 49.1 47.9 47.7 60.1 62.0

Employed

9,159 9,040 8,084 7,906 1,075 1,135

Employment-population ratio

47.2 47.5 46.1 46.1 57.9 60.5

Unemployed

362 296 321 269 41 27

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.2 3.8 3.3 3.6 2.3

Not in labor force

9,868 9,691 9,128 8,978 741 713

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,164 4,251 3,469 3,556 695 696

Civilian labor force

3,383 3,437 2,897 2,951 486 486

Participation rate

81.2 80.8 83.5 83.0 69.9 69.9

Employed

3,270 3,313 2,800 2,841 470 471

Employment-population ratio

78.5 77.9 80.7 79.9 67.6 67.8

Unemployed

113 124 97 110 16 15

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.3 3.0

Not in labor force

781 814 572 605 209 210

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,981 3,062 2,501 2,547 480 514

Civilian labor force

2,284 2,371 1,952 1,988 332 383

Participation rate

76.6 77.5 78.1 78.0 69.1 74.5

Employed

2,204 2,300 1,885 1,924 319 376

Employment-population ratio

73.9 75.1 75.4 75.5 66.4 73.2

Unemployed

80 71 67 64 13 7

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.0 3.4 3.2 4.0 1.9

Not in labor force

697 690 548 559 148 131

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,839 7,434 7,572 7,179 267 255

Civilian labor force

1,638 1,550 1,573 1,492 65 57

Participation rate

20.9 20.8 20.8 20.8 24.3 22.5

Employed

1,577 1,511 1,512 1,453 65 57

Employment-population ratio

20.1 20.3 20.0 20.2 24.3 22.5

Unemployed

61 39 61 39 0 0

Unemployment rate

3.7 2.5 3.9 2.6 - -

Not in labor force

6,201 5,884 5,999 5,687 202 198

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,405 4,281 3,991 3,871 414 410

Civilian labor force

2,216 1,978 1,983 1,744 233 235

Participation rate

50.3 46.2 49.7 45.0 56.3 57.3

Employed

2,109 1,917 1,887 1,687 222 230

Employment-population ratio

47.9 44.8 47.3 43.6 53.5 56.0

Unemployed

107 62 96 56 11 5

Unemployment rate

4.8 3.1 4.8 3.2 4.9 2.2

Not in labor force

2,189 2,303 2,008 2,127 181 175

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

227,397 231,032 101,486 103,609 125,911 127,424

Civilian labor force

148,288 151,248 75,509 76,777 72,779 74,470

Participation rate

65.2 65.5 74.4 74.1 57.8 58.4

Employed

142,639 145,746 72,437 73,757 70,203 71,989

Employment-population ratio

62.7 63.1 71.4 71.2 55.8 56.5

Unemployed

5,649 5,502 3,073 3,020 2,576 2,481

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.6 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.3

Not in labor force

79,109 79,785 25,976 26,831 53,133 52,954

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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