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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

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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
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,090 18,710 17,218 16,821 1,872 1,889

Civilian labor force

9,369 9,169 8,255 8,105 1,114 1,064

Participation rate

49.1 49.0 47.9 48.2 59.5 56.3

Employed

9,100 8,895 8,019 7,891 1,081 1,004

Employment-population ratio

47.7 47.5 46.6 46.9 57.7 53.1

Unemployed

269 274 236 214 33 60

Unemployment rate

2.9 3.0 2.9 2.6 3.0 5.7

Not in labor force

9,721 9,541 8,963 8,716 758 825

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,141 4,370 3,405 3,597 736 772

Civilian labor force

3,384 3,441 2,861 2,943 523 498

Participation rate

81.7 78.7 84.0 81.8 71.1 64.5

Employed

3,279 3,320 2,770 2,869 509 451

Employment-population ratio

79.2 76.0 81.3 79.8 69.2 58.4

Unemployed

105 121 91 74 14 47

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.5 3.2 2.5 2.7 9.5

Not in labor force

757 929 545 654 213 274

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,147 3,074 2,677 2,609 470 466

Civilian labor force

2,450 2,297 2,109 1,965 341 332

Participation rate

77.9 74.7 78.8 75.3 72.6 71.3

Employed

2,383 2,216 2,047 1,889 336 328

Employment-population ratio

75.7 72.1 76.5 72.4 71.4 70.3

Unemployed

67 81 61 77 5 4

Unemployment rate

2.7 3.5 2.9 3.9 1.6 1.3

Not in labor force

697 777 568 643 129 134

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,502 7,094 7,246 6,848 256 246

Civilian labor force

1,545 1,443 1,491 1,396 54 47

Participation rate

20.6 20.3 20.6 20.4 21.2 19.0

Employed

1,498 1,409 1,447 1,363 52 47

Employment-population ratio

20.0 19.9 20.0 19.9 20.2 18.9

Unemployed

47 34 44 34 3 0

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.3 3.0 2.4 - -

Not in labor force

5,957 5,651 5,755 5,452 202 199

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,300 4,172 3,890 3,767 410 405

Civilian labor force

1,990 1,987 1,795 1,800 195 187

Participation rate

46.3 47.6 46.1 47.8 47.6 46.3

Employed

1,940 1,949 1,755 1,770 184 179

Employment-population ratio

45.1 46.7 45.1 47.0 45.0 44.1

Unemployed

50 39 39 30 11 9

Unemployment rate

2.5 1.9 2.2 1.7 5.6 4.6

Not in labor force

2,310 2,185 2,095 1,967 215 218

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

230,542 232,012 103,266 104,279 127,276 127,733

Civilian labor force

151,214 153,292 76,864 77,718 74,351 75,575

Participation rate

65.6 66.1 74.4 74.5 58.4 59.2

Employed

145,912 148,318 74,170 75,158 71,743 73,160

Employment-population ratio

63.3 63.9 71.8 72.1 56.4 57.3

Unemployed

5,302 4,974 2,694 2,559 2,608 2,415

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.2

Not in labor force

79,328 78,719 26,402 26,561 52,925 52,158

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: November 01, 2019