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
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,151 18,776 17,283 16,890 1,868 1,886

Civilian labor force

9,388 9,196 8,250 8,110 1,138 1,086

Participation rate

49.0 49.0 47.7 48.0 60.9 57.6

Employed

9,031 8,873 7,944 7,821 1,087 1,052

Employment-population ratio

47.2 47.3 46.0 46.3 58.2 55.8

Unemployed

357 323 307 289 51 34

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.5 3.7 3.6 4.5 3.2

Not in labor force

9,763 9,580 9,033 8,780 730 800

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,159 4,360 3,420 3,619 740 740

Civilian labor force

3,343 3,478 2,804 2,989 539 490

Participation rate

80.4 79.8 82.0 82.6 72.9 66.2

Employed

3,213 3,339 2,698 2,866 515 473

Employment-population ratio

77.3 76.6 78.9 79.2 69.6 63.9

Unemployed

130 140 106 123 24 17

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.4 3.4

Not in labor force

816 881 615 631 201 251

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,099 3,059 2,639 2,567 459 493

Civilian labor force

2,449 2,336 2,122 1,998 327 338

Participation rate

79.0 76.4 80.4 77.8 71.2 68.6

Employed

2,373 2,257 2,056 1,927 317 330

Employment-population ratio

76.6 73.8 77.9 75.1 69.1 67.0

Unemployed

76 80 66 71 10 8

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.4 3.1 3.6 3.0 2.5

Not in labor force

649 723 517 569 132 155

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,573 7,162 7,315 6,915 258 247

Civilian labor force

1,551 1,429 1,508 1,380 44 49

Participation rate

20.5 19.9 20.6 20.0 16.9 19.8

Employed

1,481 1,387 1,440 1,345 41 43

Employment-population ratio

19.6 19.4 19.7 19.4 15.7 17.4

Unemployed

71 41 68 35 3 6

Unemployment rate

4.6 2.9 4.5 2.6 - -

Not in labor force

6,022 5,733 5,807 5,535 214 198

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,320 4,195 3,909 3,789 411 406

Civilian labor force

2,044 1,953 1,816 1,744 228 209

Participation rate

47.3 46.6 46.5 46.0 55.5 51.5

Employed

1,963 1,890 1,749 1,684 214 206

Employment-population ratio

45.4 45.1 44.7 44.4 52.1 50.8

Unemployed

81 63 67 59 14 3

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.2 3.7 3.4 6.2 1.5

Not in labor force

2,276 2,242 2,093 2,045 183 197

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

230,011 232,023 103,000 104,201 127,012 127,821

Civilian labor force

150,271 152,502 76,886 77,872 73,386 74,630

Participation rate

65.3 65.7 74.6 74.7 57.8 58.4

Employed

144,538 146,893 74,183 75,226 70,355 71,667

Employment-population ratio

62.8 63.3 72.0 72.2 55.4 56.1

Unemployed

5,733 5,609 2,702 2,646 3,031 2,963

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.7 3.5 3.4 4.1 4.0

Not in labor force

79,740 79,520 26,114 26,329 53,626 53,191

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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