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
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,376 18,995 17,518 17,120 1,858 1,875

Civilian labor force

9,426 9,369 8,353 8,224 1,073 1,145

Participation rate

48.6 49.3 47.7 48.0 57.8 61.1

Employed

9,046 9,025 8,012 7,911 1,034 1,115

Employment-population ratio

46.7 47.5 45.7 46.2 55.7 59.4

Unemployed

380 344 341 313 39 31

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.6 2.7

Not in labor force

9,950 9,626 9,165 8,896 785 730

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,116 4,276 3,446 3,597 670 679

Civilian labor force

3,297 3,480 2,861 3,008 436 472

Participation rate

80.1 81.4 83.0 83.6 65.1 69.6

Employed

3,163 3,333 2,739 2,867 425 466

Employment-population ratio

76.9 78.0 79.5 79.7 63.4 68.7

Unemployed

134 147 122 141 11 6

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.2 4.3 4.7 2.6 1.2

Not in labor force

819 796 585 589 234 207

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,045 3,050 2,537 2,517 508 533

Civilian labor force

2,370 2,350 2,000 1,960 370 390

Participation rate

77.8 77.0 78.8 77.9 72.9 73.2

Employed

2,263 2,290 1,908 1,909 355 381

Employment-population ratio

74.3 75.1 75.2 75.8 69.9 71.5

Unemployed

107 60 92 51 15 9

Unemployment rate

4.5 2.6 4.6 2.6 4.1 2.3

Not in labor force

675 700 537 557 138 143

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,821 7,400 7,555 7,146 266 254

Civilian labor force

1,623 1,559 1,570 1,505 52 54

Participation rate

20.7 21.1 20.8 21.1 19.7 21.1

Employed

1,568 1,499 1,516 1,448 52 51

Employment-population ratio

20.1 20.3 20.1 20.3 19.7 19.9

Unemployed

54 60 54 57 0 3

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.9 3.5 3.8 - -

Not in labor force

6,198 5,841 5,985 5,641 214 200

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,394 4,269 3,980 3,860 414 409

Civilian labor force

2,136 1,980 1,922 1,751 215 229

Participation rate

48.6 46.4 48.3 45.4 51.8 56.0

Employed

2,052 1,903 1,849 1,687 202 216

Employment-population ratio

46.7 44.6 46.5 43.7 48.8 52.9

Unemployed

85 77 72 64 12 13

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.9 3.8 3.6 5.8 5.6

Not in labor force

2,258 2,289 2,058 2,109 199 180

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

228,181 230,436 101,942 103,299 126,239 127,137

Civilian labor force

148,592 150,990 75,842 76,773 72,750 74,217

Participation rate

65.1 65.5 74.4 74.3 57.6 58.4

Employed

142,078 144,447 72,218 73,180 69,860 71,268

Employment-population ratio

62.3 62.7 70.8 70.8 55.3 56.1

Unemployed

6,514 6,543 3,624 3,593 2,890 2,950

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.3 4.8 4.7 4.0 4.0

Not in labor force

79,589 79,446 26,100 26,527 53,489 52,920

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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