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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
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,389 18,011 16,482 16,091 1,907 1,920

Civilian labor force

8,814 8,485 7,705 7,345 1,109 1,141

Participation rate

47.9 47.1 46.7 45.6 58.1 59.4

Employed

8,246 8,181 7,209 7,078 1,037 1,103

Employment-population ratio

44.8 45.4 43.7 44.0 54.4 57.5

Unemployed

568 304 496 266 72 37

Unemployment rate

6.4 3.6 6.4 3.6 6.5 3.3

Not in labor force

9,575 9,526 8,777 8,746 798 779

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,579 4,641 3,827 3,876 752 765

Civilian labor force

3,643 3,651 3,114 3,084 529 567

Participation rate

79.6 78.7 81.4 79.6 70.4 74.1

Employed

3,371 3,522 2,872 2,966 499 555

Employment-population ratio

73.6 75.9 75.1 76.5 66.4 72.6

Unemployed

272 129 242 117 30 12

Unemployment rate

7.5 3.5 7.8 3.8 5.7 2.1

Not in labor force

936 990 713 792 223 198

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,011 3,085 2,494 2,548 517 537

Civilian labor force

2,147 2,200 1,807 1,855 340 345

Participation rate

71.3 71.3 72.5 72.8 65.8 64.3

Employed

2,017 2,135 1,701 1,804 316 331

Employment-population ratio

67.0 69.2 68.2 70.8 61.2 61.7

Unemployed

131 65 107 50 24 14

Unemployment rate

6.1 2.9 5.9 2.7 7.0 4.1

Not in labor force

864 885 687 693 177 192

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,744 6,360 6,507 6,136 237 224

Civilian labor force

1,180 1,016 1,130 961 50 55

Participation rate

17.5 16.0 17.4 15.7 21.2 24.5

Employed

1,128 977 1,082 923 46 55

Employment-population ratio

16.7 15.4 16.6 15.0 19.4 24.5

Unemployed

52 39 48 39 4 0

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.8 4.2 4.0 - -

Not in labor force

5,564 5,344 5,377 5,175 187 169

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,055 3,925 3,654 3,531 401 394

Civilian labor force

1,844 1,618 1,655 1,445 189 173

Participation rate

45.5 41.2 45.3 40.9 47.2 44.0

Employed

1,730 1,547 1,555 1,385 176 162

Employment-population ratio

42.7 39.4 42.5 39.2 43.8 41.1

Unemployed

114 71 100 60 13 11

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.4 6.1 4.1 7.1 6.6

Not in labor force

2,211 2,307 1,999 2,086 212 221

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

233,495 234,883 105,156 106,108 128,340 128,776

Civilian labor force

149,094 150,627 76,330 77,266 72,764 73,361

Participation rate

63.9 64.1 72.6 72.8 56.7 57.0

Employed

137,705 143,774 70,735 73,655 66,970 70,119

Employment-population ratio

59.0 61.2 67.3 69.4 52.2 54.5

Unemployed

11,389 6,853 5,595 3,611 5,794 3,243

Unemployment rate

7.6 4.5 7.3 4.7 8.0 4.4

Not in labor force

84,401 84,256 28,826 28,842 55,575 55,414

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: October 08, 2021