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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
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,028 18,638 17,153 16,745 1,875 1,893

Civilian labor force

9,337 9,323 8,175 8,202 1,162 1,121

Participation rate

49.1 50.0 47.7 49.0 62.0 59.2

Employed

9,040 9,058 7,906 7,959 1,135 1,100

Employment-population ratio

47.5 48.6 46.1 47.5 60.5 58.1

Unemployed

296 265 269 243 27 22

Unemployment rate

3.2 2.8 3.3 3.0 2.3 1.9

Not in labor force

9,691 9,315 8,978 8,543 713 772

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,251 4,383 3,556 3,619 696 764

Civilian labor force

3,437 3,526 2,951 2,995 486 531

Participation rate

80.8 80.4 83.0 82.8 69.9 69.5

Employed

3,313 3,418 2,841 2,904 471 514

Employment-population ratio

77.9 78.0 79.9 80.2 67.8 67.3

Unemployed

124 108 110 91 15 17

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.1 3.7 3.0 3.0 3.1

Not in labor force

814 857 605 624 210 233

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,062 3,151 2,547 2,671 514 480

Civilian labor force

2,371 2,381 1,988 2,055 383 325

Participation rate

77.5 75.6 78.0 77.0 74.5 67.8

Employed

2,300 2,322 1,924 2,000 376 322

Employment-population ratio

75.1 73.7 75.5 74.9 73.2 67.1

Unemployed

71 59 64 55 7 3

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.5 3.2 2.7 1.9 1.0

Not in labor force

690 770 559 615 131 155

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,434 6,945 7,179 6,701 255 244

Civilian labor force

1,550 1,450 1,492 1,404 57 46

Participation rate

20.8 20.9 20.8 20.9 22.5 19.0

Employed

1,511 1,403 1,453 1,357 57 46

Employment-population ratio

20.3 20.2 20.2 20.2 22.5 18.9

Unemployed

39 47 39 47 0 0

Unemployment rate

2.5 3.3 2.6 3.4 - -

Not in labor force

5,884 5,495 5,687 5,297 198 198

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,281 4,159 3,871 3,754 410 405

Civilian labor force

1,978 1,966 1,744 1,748 235 219

Participation rate

46.2 47.3 45.0 46.6 57.3 54.0

Employed

1,917 1,915 1,687 1,698 230 217

Employment-population ratio

44.8 46.0 43.6 45.2 56.0 53.6

Unemployed

62 51 56 50 5 2

Unemployment rate

3.1 2.6 3.2 2.8 2.2 0.7

Not in labor force

2,303 2,193 2,127 2,006 175 186

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

231,032 232,706 103,609 104,721 127,424 127,985

Civilian labor force

151,248 152,648 76,777 77,373 74,470 75,275

Participation rate

65.5 65.6 74.1 73.9 58.4 58.8

Employed

145,746 147,652 73,757 74,712 71,989 72,940

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.4 71.2 71.3 56.5 57.0

Unemployed

5,502 4,996 3,020 2,661 2,481 2,335

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.1

Not in labor force

79,785 80,059 26,831 27,348 52,954 52,710

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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Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020