Table 1. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2017 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, period of service,
sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent
of
population
Total Percent
of
labor force

TOTAL

Total, 18 years and over

246,006 158,082 64.3 151,447 61.6 6,635 4.2 87,924

Veterans

20,387 10,125 49.7 9,755 47.8 370 3.7 10,262

Gulf War era, total

7,394 5,903 79.8 5,675 76.8 228 3.9 1,491

Gulf War era II

4,116 3,318 80.6 3,169 77.0 149 4.5 798

Gulf War era I

3,279 2,585 78.9 2,507 76.4 79 3.1 693

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

8,052 1,818 22.6 1,751 21.7 67 3.7 6,234

Other service periods

4,941 2,404 48.7 2,329 47.1 75 3.1 2,537

Nonveterans

225,619 147,957 65.6 141,692 62.8 6,265 4.2 77,662

Men

Total, 18 years and over

118,688 84,088 70.8 80,520 67.8 3,568 4.2 34,600

Veterans

18,387 8,934 48.6 8,613 46.8 321 3.6 9,454

Gulf War era, total

6,175 5,035 81.5 4,848 78.5 188 3.7 1,139

Gulf War era II

3,400 2,819 82.9 2,698 79.4 121 4.3 580

Gulf War era I

2,775 2,216 79.9 2,150 77.5 66 3.0 559

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7,764 1,758 22.6 1,693 21.8 66 3.7 6,006

Other service periods

4,449 2,140 48.1 2,073 46.6 68 3.2 2,309

Nonveterans

100,301 75,154 74.9 71,907 71.7 3,248 4.3 25,147

Women

Total, 18 years and over

127,318 73,994 58.1 70,927 55.7 3,067 4.1 53,323

Veterans

2,000 1,191 59.6 1,142 57.1 49 4.1 808

Gulf War era, total

1,220 868 71.2 828 67.9 40 4.6 352

Gulf War era II

716 498 69.6 471 65.7 28 5.5 218

Gulf War era I

504 370 73.4 357 70.9 13 3.4 134

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

288 60 20.8 58 20.2 2 2.8 228

Other service periods

492 264 53.6 256 52.1 7 2.7 228

Nonveterans

125,318 72,803 58.1 69,785 55.7 3,018 4.1 52,515

White

Total, 18 years and over

192,255 123,175 64.1 118,657 61.7 4,518 3.7 69,080

Veterans

16,867 8,122 48.2 7,846 46.5 276 3.4 8,745

Gulf War era, total

5,618 4,532 80.7 4,372 77.8 159 3.5 1,087

Gulf War era II

3,133 2,541 81.1 2,438 77.8 103 4.1 592

Gulf War era I

2,485 1,990 80.1 1,934 77.8 56 2.8 494

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7,100 1,606 22.6 1,546 21.8 60 3.8 5,494

Other service periods

4,148 1,984 47.8 1,928 46.5 56 2.8 2,164

Nonveterans

175,388 115,053 65.6 110,810 63.2 4,243 3.7 60,336

Black or African American

Total, 18 years and over

30,970 19,900 64.3 18,459 59.6 1,442 7.2 11,070

Veterans

2,587 1,465 56.6 1,390 53.7 75 5.1 1,122

Gulf War era, total

1,286 991 77.1 937 72.9 54 5.5 295

Gulf War era II

709 559 78.9 523 73.7 37 6.5 150

Gulf War era I

577 432 74.9 414 71.8 18 4.1 145

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

684 146 21.3 141 20.6 4 3.0 538

Other service periods

617 328 53.2 312 50.5 16 5.0 289

Nonveterans

28,383 18,435 65.0 17,068 60.1 1,367 7.4 9,948

Asian

Total, 18 years and over

14,804 9,641 65.1 9,316 62.9 325 3.4 5,163

Veterans

336 202 60.1 199 59.1 3 1.6 134

Gulf War era, total

185 149 80.4 147 79.3 2 1.3 36

Gulf War era II

108 88 81.3 86 80.0 1 1.6 20

Gulf War era I

78 61 79.1 61 78.4 1 0.9 16

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

91 20 22.0 20 21.7 0 - 71

Other service periods

60 33 55.3 32 53.8 1 - 27

Nonveterans

14,468 9,439 65.2 9,117 63.0 321 3.4 5,029

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 18 years and over

39,190 26,836 68.5 25,514 65.1 1,321 4.9 12,355

Veterans

1,459 916 62.8 881 60.4 35 3.8 543

Gulf War era, total

798 642 80.4 619 77.5 23 3.6 156

Gulf War era II

527 420 79.7 403 76.5 17 4.0 107

Gulf War era I

270 222 81.9 215 79.5 6 2.9 49

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

374 103 27.5 99 26.4 4 4.0 271

Other service periods

287 171 59.7 164 57.1 8 4.4 116

Nonveterans

37,732 25,919 68.7 24,633 65.3 1,287 5.0 11,812

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. 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 are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2018