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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
June
2020
June
2021
June
2020
June
2021
June
2020
June
2021

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,485 18,820 16,582 16,808 1,903 2,012

Civilian labor force

9,009 9,156 7,962 8,033 1,047 1,122

Participation rate

48.7 48.6 48.0 47.8 55.0 55.8

Employed

8,233 8,719 7,286 7,659 947 1,060

Employment-population ratio

44.5 46.3 43.9 45.6 49.7 52.7

Unemployed

776 437 675 375 101 62

Unemployment rate

8.6 4.8 8.5 4.7 9.6 5.5

Not in labor force

9,476 9,664 8,620 8,775 856 890

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,634 4,821 3,886 4,001 748 820

Civilian labor force

3,665 3,780 3,175 3,255 490 524

Participation rate

79.1 78.4 81.7 81.4 65.5 64.0

Employed

3,288 3,582 2,865 3,108 423 475

Employment-population ratio

70.9 74.3 73.7 77.7 56.6 57.9

Unemployed

378 197 311 147 67 50

Unemployment rate

10.3 5.2 9.8 4.5 13.7 9.5

Not in labor force

969 1,041 711 746 258 295

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,922 3,155 2,408 2,639 514 516

Civilian labor force

2,117 2,371 1,796 2,007 322 364

Participation rate

72.5 75.2 74.6 76.1 62.6 70.5

Employed

1,990 2,296 1,689 1,932 301 364

Employment-population ratio

68.1 72.8 70.1 73.2 58.6 70.5

Unemployed

127 75 107 75 21 0

Unemployment rate

6.0 3.2 6.0 3.7 6.4 0.0

Not in labor force

804 784 612 632 192 152

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,842 6,706 6,603 6,446 239 260

Civilian labor force

1,278 1,076 1,240 1,034 38 42

Participation rate

18.7 16.0 18.8 16.0 15.8 16.1

Employed

1,171 1,011 1,139 969 32 42

Employment-population ratio

17.1 15.1 17.3 15.0 13.5 16.1

Unemployed

107 65 101 65 5 0

Unemployment rate

8.3 6.1 8.2 6.3 - -

Not in labor force

5,564 5,630 5,363 5,412 201 218

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,087 4,138 3,685 3,722 402 416

Civilian labor force

1,948 1,929 1,750 1,737 198 192

Participation rate

47.7 46.6 47.5 46.7 49.1 46.1

Employed

1,784 1,830 1,594 1,650 190 180

Employment-population ratio

43.6 44.2 43.2 44.3 47.3 43.2

Unemployed

164 99 157 87 7 12

Unemployment rate

8.4 5.1 9.0 5.0 3.7 6.4

Not in labor force

2,139 2,209 1,935 1,985 204 224

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

233,074 234,093 104,923 105,384 128,152 128,710

Civilian labor force

149,478 150,427 76,323 76,884 73,155 73,543

Participation rate

64.1 64.3 72.7 73.0 57.1 57.1

Employed

132,834 141,367 68,261 72,229 64,573 69,138

Employment-population ratio

57.0 60.4 65.1 68.5 50.4 53.7

Unemployed

16,644 9,060 8,062 4,655 8,582 4,405

Unemployment rate

11.1 6.0 10.6 6.1 11.7 6.0

Not in labor force

83,596 83,667 28,600 28,500 54,997 55,167

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 2021 data.

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Last Modified Date: July 02, 2021