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.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,857 20,532 18,842 18,500 2,015 2,032

Civilian labor force

10,522 10,204 9,274 8,955 1,248 1,250

Participation rate

50.4 49.7 49.2 48.4 61.9 61.5

Employed

10,069 9,830 8,909 8,648 1,160 1,183

Employment-population ratio

48.3 47.9 47.3 46.7 57.6 58.2

Unemployed

453 374 365 307 87 67

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.7 3.9 3.4 7.0 5.4

Not in labor force

10,335 10,328 9,568 9,545 767 782

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,846 4,114 3,182 3,379 664 735

Civilian labor force

3,154 3,322 2,651 2,777 503 545

Participation rate

82.0 80.7 83.3 82.2 75.7 74.2

Employed

3,007 3,183 2,541 2,678 466 505

Employment-population ratio

78.2 77.4 79.9 79.3 70.2 68.7

Unemployed

147 139 110 99 37 40

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.2 4.2 3.5 7.3 7.4

Not in labor force

692 792 531 603 161 190

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,431 3,376 2,893 2,875 538 501

Civilian labor force

2,740 2,677 2,336 2,293 403 384

Participation rate

79.9 79.3 80.8 79.8 75.0 76.5

Employed

2,612 2,609 2,241 2,239 371 369

Employment-population ratio

76.1 77.3 77.5 77.9 69.0 73.7

Unemployed

127 68 95 54 32 14

Unemployment rate

4.7 2.5 4.1 2.4 8.0 3.7

Not in labor force

691 699 557 582 134 118

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,439 8,020 8,137 7,730 302 290

Civilian labor force

2,102 1,811 2,015 1,753 86 58

Participation rate

24.9 22.6 24.8 22.7 28.5 20.0

Employed

2,023 1,720 1,942 1,666 81 54

Employment-population ratio

24.0 21.5 23.9 21.6 27.0 18.8

Unemployed

78 91 73 87 5 4

Unemployment rate

3.7 5.0 3.6 5.0 5.5 -

Not in labor force

6,337 6,209 6,122 5,977 216 232

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,141 5,022 4,630 4,516 511 506

Civilian labor force

2,526 2,395 2,271 2,132 255 263

Participation rate

49.1 47.7 49.0 47.2 49.9 52.0

Employed

2,426 2,318 2,184 2,065 242 254

Employment-population ratio

47.2 46.2 47.2 45.7 47.3 50.2

Unemployed

100 76 87 67 14 9

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.2 3.8 3.1 5.3 3.5

Not in labor force

2,615 2,627 2,359 2,384 256 243

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

224,047 225,806 99,310 100,305 124,737 125,501

Civilian labor force

146,871 148,156 74,927 75,497 71,943 72,659

Participation rate

65.6 65.6 75.4 75.3 57.7 57.9

Employed

139,716 141,595 71,440 72,300 68,276 69,295

Employment-population ratio

62.4 62.7 71.9 72.1 54.7 55.2

Unemployed

7,155 6,561 3,487 3,198 3,667 3,364

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.4 4.7 4.2 5.1 4.6

Not in labor force

77,176 77,650 24,383 24,808 52,793 52,842

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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