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Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2020 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2020 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, age, and period of service 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 VETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

18,466 8,918 48.3 8,338 45.2 581 6.5 9,548

18 to 24 years

275 194 70.5 166 60.3 28 14.6 81

25 to 34 years

1,529 1,249 81.7 1,139 74.5 110 8.8 280

35 to 44 years

2,035 1,711 84.1 1,611 79.2 99 5.8 324

45 to 54 years

2,521 2,072 82.2 1,967 78.0 105 5.0 450

55 to 64 years

3,433 2,160 62.9 2,019 58.8 141 6.5 1,273

65 years and over

8,674 1,534 17.7 1,436 16.6 98 6.4 7,140

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,558 5,806 76.8 5,438 71.9 368 6.3 1,752

18 to 24 years

275 194 70.5 166 60.3 28 14.6 81

25 to 34 years

1,529 1,249 81.7 1,139 74.5 110 8.8 280

35 to 44 years

2,035 1,711 84.1 1,611 79.2 99 5.8 324

45 to 54 years

2,128 1,756 82.5 1,673 78.6 83 4.7 372

55 to 64 years

1,150 774 67.3 732 63.6 42 5.4 376

65 years and over

442 123 27.8 117 26.4 6 4.8 319

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

4,484 3,530 78.7 3,271 72.9 259 7.3 955

18 to 24 years

275 194 70.5 166 60.3 28 14.6 81

25 to 34 years

1,529 1,249 81.7 1,139 74.5 110 8.8 280

35 to 44 years

1,462 1,219 83.4 1,147 78.5 72 5.9 243

45 to 54 years

655 527 80.4 498 76.1 28 5.4 128

55 to 64 years

454 309 68.1 293 64.6 16 5.2 145

65 years and over

110 33 29.9 29 26.2 4 - 77

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

3,074 2,276 74.0 2,167 70.5 109 4.8 798

35 to 44 years

573 492 85.9 465 81.1 27 5.5 81

45 to 54 years

1,473 1,229 83.5 1,175 79.8 54 4.4 243

55 to 64 years

697 465 66.8 439 63.0 26 5.6 231

65 years and over

332 90 27.1 88 26.5 2 2.0 242

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

6,826 1,254 18.4 1,170 17.1 84 6.7 5,572

55 to 64 years

234 95 40.5 89 37.9 6 6.5 139

65 years and over

6,591 1,159 17.6 1,081 16.4 78 6.7 5,432

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

4,082 1,859 45.5 1,730 42.4 128 6.9 2,224

45 to 54 years

394 316 80.2 294 74.7 22 6.9 78

55 to 64 years

2,048 1,291 63.0 1,198 58.5 93 7.2 757

65 years and over

1,640 252 15.4 238 14.5 14 5.5 1,389

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

233,099 149,742 64.2 137,739 59.1 12,003 8.0 83,357

18 to 24 years

28,446 17,931 63.0 15,309 53.8 2,623 14.6 10,514

25 to 34 years

43,316 35,257 81.4 32,288 74.5 2,970 8.4 8,058

35 to 44 years

39,295 32,273 82.1 30,195 76.8 2,077 6.4 7,023

45 to 54 years

37,348 30,067 80.5 28,131 75.3 1,936 6.4 7,281

55 to 64 years

38,766 25,141 64.9 23,434 60.5 1,706 6.8 13,625

65 years and over

45,928 9,073 19.8 8,382 18.3 691 7.6 36,855

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. 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 18, 2021