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, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2015 2016
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,209 19,212 1,997 20,895 18,881 2,014

Civilian labor force

10,757 9,517 1,241 10,581 9,334 1,247

Participation rate

50.7 49.5 62.1 50.6 49.4 61.9

Employed

10,263 9,089 1,174 10,129 8,944 1,184

Employment-population ratio

48.4 47.3 58.8 48.5 47.4 58.8

Unemployed

495 428 67 453 390 63

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.5 5.4 4.3 4.2 5.0

Not in labor force

10,452 9,695 757 10,314 9,547 767

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,594 2,959 635 3,896 3,207 689

Civilian labor force

2,913 2,462 451 3,174 2,666 508

Participation rate

81.0 83.2 71.0 81.5 83.1 73.7

Employed

2,745 2,322 422 3,013 2,533 480

Employment-population ratio

76.4 78.5 66.4 77.3 79.0 69.6

Unemployed

168 140 29 161 133 28

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.7 6.4 5.1 5.0 5.6

Not in labor force

681 497 184 722 541 181

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

220,740 97,380 123,360 223,649 99,107 124,541

Civilian labor force

144,385 73,107 71,278 146,479 74,393 72,086

Participation rate

65.4 75.1 57.8 65.5 75.1 57.9

Employed

136,947 69,243 67,704 139,560 70,799 68,761

Employment-population ratio

62.0 71.1 54.9 62.4 71.4 55.2

Unemployed

7,439 3,864 3,574 6,919 3,594 3,325

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.3 5.0 4.7 4.8 4.6

Not in labor force

76,355 24,273 52,082 77,170 24,714 52,455

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, 2017