Table 1. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2016 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, 2016 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

244,544 157,060 64.2 149,689 61.2 7,371 4.7 87,484

Veterans

20,895 10,581 50.6 10,129 48.5 453 4.3 10,314

Gulf War era, total

7,250 5,869 81.0 5,610 77.4 259 4.4 1,381

Gulf War era II

3,896 3,174 81.5 3,013 77.3 161 5.1 722

Gulf War era I

3,354 2,695 80.4 2,597 77.4 98 3.6 659

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

8,490 2,108 24.8 2,025 23.8 83 3.9 6,382

Other service periods

5,156 2,604 50.5 2,494 48.4 110 4.2 2,551

Nonveterans

223,649 146,479 65.5 139,560 62.4 6,919 4.7 77,170

Men

Total, 18 years and over

117,989 83,727 71.0 79,743 67.6 3,984 4.8 34,262

Veterans

18,881 9,334 49.4 8,944 47.4 390 4.2 9,547

Gulf War era, total

6,052 4,981 82.3 4,766 78.8 215 4.3 1,070

Gulf War era II

3,207 2,666 83.1 2,533 79.0 133 5.0 541

Gulf War era I

2,845 2,315 81.4 2,233 78.5 82 3.5 530

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

8,186 2,033 24.8 1,955 23.9 78 3.9 6,153

Other service periods

4,644 2,320 50.0 2,224 47.9 96 4.1 2,324

Nonveterans

99,107 74,393 75.1 70,799 71.4 3,594 4.8 24,714

Women

Total, 18 years and over

126,555 73,333 57.9 69,946 55.3 3,388 4.6 53,222

Veterans

2,014 1,247 61.9 1,184 58.8 63 5.0 767

Gulf War era, total

1,198 888 74.1 844 70.4 44 5.0 310

Gulf War era II

689 508 73.7 480 69.6 28 5.6 181

Gulf War era I

509 379 74.6 364 71.5 16 4.2 129

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

304 75 24.6 70 23.1 5 6.4 229

Other service periods

512 285 55.6 271 52.9 14 4.9 227

Nonveterans

124,541 72,086 57.9 68,761 55.2 3,325 4.6 52,455

White

Total, 18 years and over

191,576 122,966 64.2 117,894 61.5 5,072 4.1 68,610

Veterans

17,417 8,543 49.1 8,195 47.1 348 4.1 8,874

Gulf War era, total

5,547 4,520 81.5 4,320 77.9 200 4.4 1,027

Gulf War era II

3,009 2,453 81.5 2,325 77.3 128 5.2 556

Gulf War era I

2,538 2,067 81.4 1,994 78.6 72 3.5 472

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7,512 1,872 24.9 1,804 24.0 68 3.6 5,640

Other service periods

4,358 2,151 49.4 2,071 47.5 80 3.7 2,207

Nonveterans

174,160 114,423 65.7 109,700 63.0 4,724 4.1 59,736

Black or African American

Total, 18 years and over

30,594 19,469 63.6 17,885 58.5 1,584 8.1 11,125

Veterans

2,552 1,488 58.3 1,406 55.1 82 5.5 1,063

Gulf War era, total

1,237 975 78.8 928 75.0 46 4.8 262

Gulf War era II

619 493 79.6 468 75.6 25 5.1 126

Gulf War era I

618 482 78.0 461 74.5 21 4.5 136

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

696 160 23.1 151 21.7 10 6.0 536

Other service periods

619 353 57.1 327 52.9 26 7.4 265

Nonveterans

28,042 17,980 64.1 16,478 58.8 1,502 8.4 10,062

Asian

Total, 18 years and over

14,586 9,423 64.6 9,087 62.3 336 3.6 5,163

Veterans

309 197 63.6 193 62.3 4 2.1 113

Gulf War era, total

166 137 82.6 134 80.7 3 2.3 29

Gulf War era II

96 83 86.5 81 84.9 2 1.8 13

Gulf War era I

70 54 77.3 53 75.0 2 3.0 16

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

92 29 32.1 29 31.2 1 - 62

Other service periods

52 30 58.7 30 58.5 0 - 21

Nonveterans

14,277 9,226 64.6 8,894 62.3 332 3.6 5,051

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 18 years and over

38,536 26,313 68.3 24,844 64.5 1,470 5.6 12,222

Veterans

1,484 940 63.3 894 60.2 46 4.9 545

Gulf War era, total

794 646 81.3 620 78.0 27 4.1 148

Gulf War era II

532 430 80.9 411 77.3 19 4.5 102

Gulf War era I

262 216 82.2 209 79.5 7 3.4 47

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

359 98 27.3 92 25.5 6 6.6 261

Other service periods

331 195 59.1 183 55.2 13 6.6 135

Nonveterans

37,051 25,374 68.5 23,950 64.6 1,424 5.6 11,678

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, 2017