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, 2016-2017 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2016-2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2016 2017
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,895 18,881 2,014 20,387 18,387 2,000

Civilian labor force

10,581 9,334 1,247 10,125 8,934 1,191

Participation rate

50.6 49.4 61.9 49.7 48.6 59.6

Employed

10,129 8,944 1,184 9,755 8,613 1,142

Employment-population ratio

48.5 47.4 58.8 47.8 46.8 57.1

Unemployed

453 390 63 370 321 49

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.2 5.0 3.7 3.6 4.1

Not in labor force

10,314 9,547 767 10,262 9,454 808

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,896 3,207 689 4,116 3,400 716

Civilian labor force

3,174 2,666 508 3,318 2,819 498

Participation rate

81.5 83.1 73.7 80.6 82.9 69.6

Employed

3,013 2,533 480 3,169 2,698 471

Employment-population ratio

77.3 79.0 69.6 77.0 79.4 65.7

Unemployed

161 133 28 149 121 28

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.0 5.6 4.5 4.3 5.5

Not in labor force

722 541 181 798 580 218

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

223,649 99,107 124,541 225,619 100,301 125,318

Civilian labor force

146,479 74,393 72,086 147,957 75,154 72,803

Participation rate

65.5 75.1 57.9 65.6 74.9 58.1

Employed

139,560 70,799 68,761 141,692 71,907 69,785

Employment-population ratio

62.4 71.4 55.2 62.8 71.7 55.7

Unemployed

6,919 3,594 3,325 6,265 3,248 3,018

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.1

Not in labor force

77,170 24,714 52,455 77,662 25,147 52,515

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2018