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
Feb.
2018
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2018
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2018
Feb.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,344 18,965 17,485 17,087 1,859 1,878

Civilian labor force

9,504 9,377 8,377 8,221 1,127 1,156

Participation rate

49.1 49.4 47.9 48.1 60.6 61.5

Employed

9,167 9,121 8,080 8,003 1,087 1,117

Employment-population ratio

47.4 48.1 46.2 46.8 58.5 59.5

Unemployed

337 256 298 218 39 38

Unemployment rate

3.5 2.7 3.6 2.7 3.5 3.3

Not in labor force

9,840 9,588 9,108 8,866 732 722

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,117 4,289 3,458 3,598 660 692

Civilian labor force

3,303 3,458 2,848 2,963 455 495

Participation rate

80.2 80.6 82.4 82.4 69.0 71.6

Employed

3,193 3,340 2,762 2,866 432 474

Employment-population ratio

77.6 77.9 79.9 79.7 65.4 68.5

Unemployed

110 118 86 97 24 21

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.4 3.0 3.3 5.2 4.3

Not in labor force

815 831 610 635 204 196

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,058 3,051 2,536 2,526 521 524

Civilian labor force

2,458 2,378 2,058 2,012 399 366

Participation rate

80.4 77.9 81.1 79.6 76.6 69.8

Employed

2,380 2,327 1,987 1,966 393 361

Employment-population ratio

77.8 76.3 78.3 77.8 75.4 68.9

Unemployed

78 51 72 46 6 5

Unemployment rate

3.2 2.1 3.5 2.3 1.5 1.3

Not in labor force

600 673 478 515 122 158

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,786 7,366 7,521 7,113 265 253

Civilian labor force

1,624 1,535 1,562 1,473 62 62

Participation rate

20.9 20.8 20.8 20.7 23.3 24.5

Employed

1,578 1,512 1,520 1,454 58 59

Employment-population ratio

20.3 20.5 20.2 20.4 21.8 23.2

Unemployed

47 23 43 20 4 3

Unemployment rate

2.9 1.5 2.7 1.3 - -

Not in labor force

6,162 5,831 5,959 5,640 203 191

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,383 4,259 3,970 3,850 413 409

Civilian labor force

2,119 2,006 1,909 1,773 210 233

Participation rate

48.4 47.1 48.1 46.1 50.9 56.9

Employed

2,016 1,941 1,812 1,718 205 224

Employment-population ratio

46.0 45.6 45.6 44.6 49.5 54.7

Unemployed

103 65 97 56 6 9

Unemployment rate

4.9 3.2 5.1 3.1 2.8 3.9

Not in labor force

2,264 2,253 2,061 2,077 203 176

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

228,565 230,460 102,212 103,302 126,354 127,157

Civilian labor force

149,978 151,531 76,510 76,901 73,468 74,630

Participation rate

65.6 65.8 74.9 74.4 58.1 58.7

Employed

143,542 145,482 73,001 73,556 70,541 71,926

Employment-population ratio

62.8 63.1 71.4 71.2 55.8 56.6

Unemployed

6,436 6,049 3,509 3,345 2,928 2,705

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.0 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.6

Not in labor force

78,587 78,928 25,702 26,401 52,885 52,527

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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