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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
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,710 18,359 16,821 16,449 1,889 1,910

Civilian labor force

9,169 8,706 8,105 7,607 1,064 1,099

Participation rate

49.0 47.4 48.2 46.2 56.3 57.5

Employed

8,895 8,224 7,891 7,180 1,004 1,044

Employment-population ratio

47.5 44.8 46.9 43.6 53.1 54.7

Unemployed

274 483 214 428 60 55

Unemployment rate

3.0 5.5 2.6 5.6 5.7 5.0

Not in labor force

9,541 9,653 8,716 8,842 825 811

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,370 4,503 3,597 3,727 772 776

Civilian labor force

3,441 3,497 2,943 2,963 498 534

Participation rate

78.7 77.7 81.8 79.5 64.5 68.8

Employed

3,320 3,281 2,869 2,765 451 516

Employment-population ratio

76.0 72.9 79.8 74.2 58.4 66.5

Unemployed

121 216 74 198 47 18

Unemployment rate

3.5 6.2 2.5 6.7 9.5 3.4

Not in labor force

929 1,006 654 764 274 242

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,074 3,101 2,609 2,604 466 497

Civilian labor force

2,297 2,256 1,965 1,934 332 323

Participation rate

74.7 72.8 75.3 74.3 71.3 65.0

Employed

2,216 2,136 1,889 1,832 328 303

Employment-population ratio

72.1 68.9 72.4 70.4 70.3 61.1

Unemployed

81 121 77 101 4 19

Unemployment rate

3.5 5.3 3.9 5.2 1.3 6.0

Not in labor force

777 844 643 670 134 174

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,094 6,711 6,848 6,475 246 236

Civilian labor force

1,443 1,155 1,396 1,117 47 38

Participation rate

20.3 17.2 20.4 17.2 19.0 16.3

Employed

1,409 1,116 1,363 1,081 47 35

Employment-population ratio

19.9 16.6 19.9 16.7 18.9 14.8

Unemployed

34 39 34 35 0 4

Unemployment rate

2.3 3.4 2.4 3.2 - -

Not in labor force

5,651 5,556 5,452 5,358 199 198

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,172 4,044 3,767 3,643 405 401

Civilian labor force

1,987 1,797 1,800 1,593 187 204

Participation rate

47.6 44.4 47.8 43.7 46.3 50.8

Employed

1,949 1,691 1,770 1,501 179 190

Employment-population ratio

46.7 41.8 47.0 41.2 44.1 47.3

Unemployed

39 107 30 93 9 14

Unemployment rate

1.9 5.9 1.7 5.8 4.6 6.9

Not in labor force

2,185 2,247 1,967 2,050 218 197

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

232,012 233,874 104,279 105,419 127,733 128,455

Civilian labor force

153,292 150,260 77,718 76,842 75,575 73,417

Participation rate

66.1 64.2 74.5 72.9 59.2 57.2

Employed

148,318 140,364 75,158 71,745 73,160 68,619

Employment-population ratio

63.9 60.0 72.1 68.1 57.3 53.4

Unemployed

4,974 9,895 2,559 5,097 2,415 4,798

Unemployment rate

3.2 6.6 3.3 6.6 3.2 6.5

Not in labor force

78,719 83,614 26,561 28,577 52,158 55,038

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: November 06, 2020