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Employment Situation of Veterans Summary Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2017-2018 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2017-2018 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2017 2018
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,387 18,387 2,000 19,201 17,335 1,866

Civilian labor force

10,125 8,934 1,191 9,453 8,320 1,133

Participation rate

49.7 48.6 59.6 49.2 48.0 60.7

Employed

9,755 8,613 1,142 9,127 8,027 1,099

Employment-population ratio

47.8 46.8 57.1 47.5 46.3 58.9

Unemployed

370 321 49 326 292 34

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.6 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.0

Not in labor force

10,262 9,454 808 9,748 9,015 732

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,116 3,400 716 4,149 3,444 704

Civilian labor force

3,318 2,819 498 3,358 2,853 505

Participation rate

80.6 82.9 69.6 80.9 82.8 71.7

Employed

3,169 2,698 471 3,229 2,742 487

Employment-population ratio

77.0 79.4 65.7 77.8 79.6 69.1

Unemployed

149 121 28 129 111 18

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.3 5.5 3.8 3.9 3.5

Not in labor force

798 580 218 791 592 200

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

225,619 100,301 125,318 229,673 102,817 126,857

Civilian labor force

147,957 75,154 72,803 150,489 76,774 73,715

Participation rate

65.6 74.9 58.1 65.5 74.7 58.1

Employed

141,692 71,907 69,785 144,797 73,824 70,972

Employment-population ratio

62.8 71.7 55.7 63.0 71.8 55.9

Unemployed

6,265 3,248 3,018 5,693 2,950 2,743

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7

Not in labor force

77,662 25,147 52,515 79,184 26,043 53,141

NOTE: Veterans are men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Gulf War-era II veterans served on active duty anywhere in the world sometime since September 2001. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Effective with data for November 2017, estimates for veterans incorporate population controls derived from an updated Department of Veterans Affairs´┐Ż population model.

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Last Modified Date: March 21, 2019