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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
July
2019
July
2020
July
2019
July
2020
July
2019
July
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,805 18,450 16,920 16,546 1,885 1,904

Civilian labor force

9,287 8,853 8,210 7,838 1,077 1,015

Participation rate

49.4 48.0 48.5 47.4 57.1 53.3

Employed

8,970 8,153 7,948 7,247 1,022 906

Employment-population ratio

47.7 44.2 47.0 43.8 54.2 47.6

Unemployed

316 699 262 591 54 108

Unemployment rate

3.4 7.9 3.2 7.5 5.0 10.7

Not in labor force

9,518 9,597 8,710 8,708 808 889

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,374 4,572 3,656 3,806 718 765

Civilian labor force

3,536 3,600 3,040 3,132 495 468

Participation rate

80.8 78.7 83.2 82.3 69.0 61.1

Employed

3,407 3,304 2,928 2,873 479 431

Employment-population ratio

77.9 72.3 80.1 75.5 66.8 56.2

Unemployed

128 296 112 259 16 37

Unemployment rate

3.6 8.2 3.7 8.3 3.2 7.9

Not in labor force

838 972 616 674 222 298

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,030 2,993 2,518 2,495 512 499

Civilian labor force

2,309 2,257 1,973 1,924 336 333

Participation rate

76.2 75.4 78.4 77.1 65.5 66.8

Employed

2,234 2,099 1,913 1,810 321 289

Employment-population ratio

73.7 70.1 76.0 72.5 62.7 58.0

Unemployed

75 158 60 114 14 44

Unemployment rate

3.2 7.0 3.1 5.9 4.3 13.2

Not in labor force

721 736 545 571 177 166

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,196 6,809 6,948 6,571 248 238

Civilian labor force

1,479 1,189 1,439 1,159 41 31

Participation rate

20.6 17.5 20.7 17.6 16.3 12.8

Employed

1,425 1,091 1,391 1,074 34 18

Employment-population ratio

19.8 16.0 20.0 16.3 13.9 7.4

Unemployed

54 98 48 85 6 13

Unemployment rate

3.7 8.3 3.4 7.4 - -

Not in labor force

5,717 5,620 5,509 5,412 207 207

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,205 4,076 3,798 3,674 407 402

Civilian labor force

1,963 1,807 1,758 1,623 205 184

Participation rate

46.7 44.3 46.3 44.2 50.4 45.7

Employed

1,904 1,660 1,717 1,490 187 169

Employment-population ratio

45.3 40.7 45.2 40.6 46.0 42.1

Unemployed

59 147 41 133 18 14

Unemployment rate

3.0 8.1 2.3 8.2 8.7 7.9

Not in labor force

2,242 2,269 2,040 2,051 202 218

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

231,909 233,036 104,120 104,921 127,789 128,115

Civilian labor force

153,054 149,881 78,490 76,557 74,564 73,325

Participation rate

66.0 64.3 75.4 73.0 58.3 57.2

Employed

147,260 134,215 75,735 69,143 71,525 65,072

Employment-population ratio

63.5 57.6 72.7 65.9 56.0 50.8

Unemployed

5,794 15,667 2,755 7,414 3,040 8,252

Unemployment rate

3.8 10.5 3.5 9.7 4.1 11.3

Not in labor force

78,855 83,154 25,630 28,364 53,225 54,790

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: August 07, 2020