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
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,493 19,090 18,457 17,218 2,036 1,872

Civilian labor force

10,184 9,369 8,958 8,255 1,227 1,114

Participation rate

49.7 49.1 48.5 47.9 60.2 59.5

Employed

9,906 9,100 8,705 8,019 1,201 1,081

Employment-population ratio

48.3 47.7 47.2 46.6 59.0 57.7

Unemployed

278 269 253 236 26 33

Unemployment rate

2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.1 3.0

Not in labor force

10,309 9,721 9,499 8,963 809 758

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,161 4,141 3,421 3,405 740 736

Civilian labor force

3,316 3,384 2,816 2,861 500 523

Participation rate

79.7 81.7 82.3 84.0 67.5 71.1

Employed

3,196 3,279 2,713 2,770 483 509

Employment-population ratio

76.8 79.2 79.3 81.3 65.3 69.2

Unemployed

120 105 104 91 16 14

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.1 3.7 3.2 3.3 2.7

Not in labor force

845 757 605 545 241 213

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,365 3,147 2,863 2,677 502 470

Civilian labor force

2,618 2,450 2,253 2,109 365 341

Participation rate

77.8 77.9 78.7 78.8 72.7 72.6

Employed

2,570 2,383 2,214 2,047 356 336

Employment-population ratio

76.4 75.7 77.3 76.5 70.9 71.4

Unemployed

49 67 40 61 9 5

Unemployment rate

1.9 2.7 1.8 2.9 2.5 1.6

Not in labor force

746 697 610 568 137 129

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,964 7,502 7,676 7,246 288 256

Civilian labor force

1,779 1,545 1,708 1,491 71 54

Participation rate

22.3 20.6 22.3 20.6 24.6 21.2

Employed

1,730 1,498 1,659 1,447 71 52

Employment-population ratio

21.7 20.0 21.6 20.0 24.6 20.2

Unemployed

50 47 50 44 0 3

Unemployment rate

2.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 - -

Not in labor force

6,185 5,957 5,968 5,755 217 202

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,003 4,300 4,497 3,890 506 410

Civilian labor force

2,471 1,990 2,179 1,795 291 195

Participation rate

49.4 46.3 48.5 46.1 57.5 47.6

Employed

2,411 1,940 2,120 1,755 291 184

Employment-population ratio

48.2 45.1 47.2 45.1 57.5 45.0

Unemployed

60 50 59 39 0 11

Unemployment rate

2.4 2.5 2.7 2.2 0.1 5.6

Not in labor force

2,532 2,310 2,318 2,095 215 215

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

225,807 230,542 100,389 103,266 125,418 127,276

Civilian labor force

148,074 151,214 75,253 76,864 72,821 74,351

Participation rate

65.6 65.6 75.0 74.4 58.1 58.4

Employed

142,414 145,912 72,312 74,170 70,101 71,743

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.3 72.0 71.8 55.9 56.4

Unemployed

5,660 5,302 2,941 2,694 2,719 2,608

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.5

Not in labor force

77,734 79,328 25,136 26,402 52,598 52,925

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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