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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
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,995 18,642 17,120 16,744 1,875 1,898

Civilian labor force

9,369 9,189 8,224 8,038 1,145 1,151

Participation rate

49.3 49.3 48.0 48.0 61.1 60.7

Employed

9,025 8,870 7,911 7,755 1,115 1,115

Employment-population ratio

47.5 47.6 46.2 46.3 59.4 58.7

Unemployed

344 319 313 282 31 36

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.5 3.8 3.5 2.7 3.2

Not in labor force

9,626 9,453 8,896 8,706 730 747

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,276 4,326 3,597 3,570 679 756

Civilian labor force

3,480 3,418 3,008 2,856 472 562

Participation rate

81.4 79.0 83.6 80.0 69.6 74.3

Employed

3,333 3,269 2,867 2,722 466 547

Employment-population ratio

78.0 75.6 79.7 76.2 68.7 72.4

Unemployed

147 149 141 134 6 15

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.4 4.7 4.7 1.2 2.6

Not in labor force

796 908 589 714 207 194

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,050 3,167 2,517 2,674 533 493

Civilian labor force

2,350 2,403 1,960 2,087 390 317

Participation rate

77.0 75.9 77.9 78.1 73.2 64.2

Employed

2,290 2,342 1,909 2,030 381 312

Employment-population ratio

75.1 74.0 75.8 75.9 71.5 63.2

Unemployed

60 61 51 56 9 5

Unemployment rate

2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.3 1.6

Not in labor force

700 763 557 587 143 176

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,400 7,007 7,146 6,763 254 244

Civilian labor force

1,559 1,448 1,505 1,412 54 35

Participation rate

21.1 20.7 21.1 20.9 21.1 14.5

Employed

1,499 1,412 1,448 1,380 51 32

Employment-population ratio

20.3 20.1 20.3 20.4 19.9 13.0

Unemployed

60 36 57 32 3 4

Unemployment rate

3.9 2.5 3.8 2.3 - -

Not in labor force

5,841 5,559 5,641 5,351 200 209

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,269 4,142 3,860 3,737 409 405

Civilian labor force

1,980 1,920 1,751 1,682 229 238

Participation rate

46.4 46.4 45.4 45.0 56.0 58.7

Employed

1,903 1,847 1,687 1,623 216 224

Employment-population ratio

44.6 44.6 43.7 43.4 52.9 55.4

Unemployed

77 73 64 60 13 13

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.6 3.6 5.6 5.5

Not in labor force

2,289 2,222 2,109 2,055 180 167

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

230,436 232,099 103,299 104,393 127,137 127,706

Civilian labor force

150,990 152,311 76,773 77,416 74,217 74,895

Participation rate

65.5 65.6 74.3 74.2 58.4 58.6

Employed

144,447 146,350 73,180 74,189 71,268 72,161

Employment-population ratio

62.7 63.1 70.8 71.1 56.1 56.5

Unemployed

6,543 5,961 3,593 3,226 2,950 2,735

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.9 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.7

Not in labor force

79,446 79,788 26,527 26,977 52,920 52,811

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: February 21, 2020