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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
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,037 18,336 16,119 16,306 1,918 2,030

Civilian labor force

8,443 8,745 7,335 7,530 1,108 1,214

Participation rate

46.8 47.7 45.5 46.2 57.8 59.8

Employed

8,141 8,538 7,068 7,355 1,073 1,182

Employment-population ratio

45.1 46.6 43.8 45.1 55.9 58.2

Unemployed

303 207 267 175 35 32

Unemployment rate

3.6 2.4 3.6 2.3 3.2 2.6

Not in labor force

9,594 9,591 8,784 8,776 810 816

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,625 4,921 3,833 4,045 792 875

Civilian labor force

3,579 3,863 3,005 3,210 574 652

Participation rate

77.4 78.5 78.4 79.4 72.5 74.5

Employed

3,466 3,791 2,905 3,151 562 639

Employment-population ratio

75.0 77.0 75.8 77.9 71.0 73.0

Unemployed

112 72 100 59 12 13

Unemployment rate

3.1 1.9 3.3 1.8 2.1 2.0

Not in labor force

1,046 1,058 828 835 218 223

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,086 3,236 2,579 2,738 507 499

Civilian labor force

2,228 2,295 1,913 1,973 314 322

Participation rate

72.2 70.9 74.2 72.1 62.0 64.5

Employed

2,154 2,248 1,850 1,933 304 315

Employment-population ratio

69.8 69.5 71.7 70.6 59.9 63.2

Unemployed

74 47 63 40 10 7

Unemployment rate

3.3 2.0 3.3 2.0 3.3 2.0

Not in labor force

859 941 666 765 193 177

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,391 6,202 6,166 5,955 225 247

Civilian labor force

1,017 901 964 843 54 58

Participation rate

15.9 14.5 15.6 14.2 23.9 23.5

Employed

975 857 926 799 49 58

Employment-population ratio

15.3 13.8 15.0 13.4 21.6 23.5

Unemployed

43 44 38 44 5 0

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.9 3.9 5.3 - -

Not in labor force

5,374 5,301 5,202 5,112 171 189

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,935 3,977 3,541 3,568 394 409

Civilian labor force

1,620 1,686 1,454 1,504 166 182

Participation rate

41.2 42.4 41.1 42.2 42.1 44.5

Employed

1,546 1,642 1,388 1,472 158 170

Employment-population ratio

39.3 41.3 39.2 41.3 40.1 41.5

Unemployed

74 44 66 32 8 12

Unemployment rate

4.6 2.6 4.5 2.1 4.7 6.8

Not in labor force

2,315 2,291 2,087 2,064 228 227

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

234,885 236,620 106,117 107,727 128,768 128,893

Civilian labor force

150,808 153,429 77,539 78,796 73,269 74,634

Participation rate

64.2 64.8 73.1 73.1 56.9 57.9

Employed

142,825 147,631 73,517 75,961 69,308 71,670

Employment-population ratio

60.8 62.4 69.3 70.5 53.8 55.6

Unemployed

7,983 5,799 4,023 2,835 3,961 2,963

Unemployment rate

5.3 3.8 5.2 3.6 5.4 4.0

Not in labor force

84,077 83,190 28,578 28,931 55,499 54,260

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).

Last Modified Date: September 02, 2022