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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.
2020
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2021

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,283 17,921 16,375 16,000 1,908 1,921

Civilian labor force

8,693 8,366 7,578 7,198 1,115 1,168

Participation rate

47.5 46.7 46.3 45.0 58.5 60.8

Employed

8,231 8,100 7,158 6,978 1,074 1,121

Employment-population ratio

45.0 45.2 43.7 43.6 56.3 58.4

Unemployed

462 267 420 220 42 47

Unemployment rate

5.3 3.2 5.5 3.1 3.7 4.0

Not in labor force

9,590 9,555 8,797 8,802 793 753

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,536 4,596 3,728 3,745 808 851

Civilian labor force

3,476 3,591 2,939 3,013 537 578

Participation rate

76.6 78.1 78.8 80.4 66.4 67.9

Employed

3,298 3,437 2,788 2,882 510 555

Employment-population ratio

72.7 74.8 74.8 77.0 63.1 65.2

Unemployed

178 153 151 130 27 23

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.3 5.1 4.3 5.0 4.0

Not in labor force

1,060 1,006 789 733 271 273

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,079 3,160 2,609 2,704 470 456

Civilian labor force

2,263 2,270 1,930 1,929 333 342

Participation rate

73.5 71.9 74.0 71.3 70.9 75.0

Employed

2,163 2,236 1,841 1,901 322 335

Employment-population ratio

70.3 70.8 70.5 70.3 68.6 73.4

Unemployed

100 34 89 27 11 7

Unemployment rate

4.4 1.5 4.6 1.4 3.3 2.1

Not in labor force

816 889 679 775 137 114

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,644 6,266 6,412 6,045 232 221

Civilian labor force

1,171 1,010 1,141 957 30 53

Participation rate

17.6 16.1 17.8 15.8 13.0 24.1

Employed

1,117 977 1,087 928 30 48

Employment-population ratio

16.8 15.6 17.0 15.4 13.0 21.9

Unemployed

54 33 54 28 0 5

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.3 4.8 3.0 - -

Not in labor force

5,473 5,256 5,271 5,088 202 168

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,024 3,899 3,626 3,506 398 393

Civilian labor force

1,783 1,495 1,568 1,301 215 195

Participation rate

44.3 38.4 43.2 37.1 54.0 49.6

Employed

1,653 1,450 1,442 1,266 211 183

Employment-population ratio

41.1 37.2 39.8 36.1 53.0 46.7

Unemployed

129 46 125 34 4 12

Unemployment rate

7.3 3.1 8.0 2.6 1.9 5.9

Not in labor force

2,241 2,404 2,058 2,205 183 198

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

234,071 235,089 105,479 106,253 128,593 128,837

Civilian labor force

149,403 151,162 76,127 77,150 73,276 74,011

Participation rate

63.8 64.3 72.2 72.6 57.0 57.4

Employed

139,689 145,667 70,985 74,154 68,704 71,513

Employment-population ratio

59.7 62.0 67.3 69.8 53.4 55.5

Unemployed

9,714 5,495 5,142 2,996 4,572 2,499

Unemployment rate

6.5 3.6 6.8 3.9 6.2 3.4

Not in labor force

84,668 83,928 29,351 29,102 55,317 54,825

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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022