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Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2019 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2019 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

18,822 9,270 49.2 8,986 47.7 284 3.1 9,552

18 to 24 years

261 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,585 1,302 82.2 1,260 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

2,013 1,699 84.4 1,641 81.6 57 3.4 314

45 to 54 years

2,622 2,199 83.9 2,140 81.6 59 2.7 422

55 to 64 years

3,519 2,234 63.5 2,169 61.6 65 2.9 1,285

65 years and over

8,823 1,642 18.6 1,597 18.1 45 2.8 7,181

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,399 5,808 78.5 5,624 76.0 183 3.2 1,591

18 to 24 years

261 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,585 1,302 82.2 1,260 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

2,013 1,699 84.4 1,641 81.6 57 3.4 314

45 to 54 years

2,092 1,763 84.3 1,717 82.1 46 2.6 329

55 to 64 years

1,058 749 70.8 728 68.9 21 2.8 309

65 years and over

391 102 26.1 100 25.5 2 2.1 289

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

4,328 3,468 80.1 3,345 77.3 123 3.5 860

18 to 24 years

261 193 73.9 179 68.4 14 7.4 68

25 to 34 years

1,585 1,302 82.2 1,260 79.5 43 3.3 283

35 to 44 years

1,349 1,125 83.4 1,082 80.2 43 3.8 224

45 to 54 years

660 538 81.5 523 79.2 15 2.8 122

55 to 64 years

378 282 74.6 274 72.7 7 2.5 96

65 years and over

96 29 30.3 28 29.6 1 - 67

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

3,070 2,339 76.2 2,279 74.2 60 2.6 731

35 to 44 years

664 574 86.5 560 84.3 14 2.5 90

45 to 54 years

1,432 1,225 85.5 1,194 83.4 31 2.5 207

55 to 64 years

680 467 68.7 454 66.7 14 2.9 213

65 years and over

295 73 24.7 71 24.2 2 2.2 222

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

7,213 1,479 20.5 1,437 19.9 42 2.8 5,735

55 to 64 years

431 185 42.9 180 41.8 5 2.6 246

65 years and over

6,782 1,294 19.1 1,257 18.5 37 2.9 5,488

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

4,210 1,983 47.1 1,925 45.7 59 3.0 2,227

45 to 54 years

530 437 82.5 424 80.0 13 3.0 93

55 to 64 years

2,031 1,300 64.0 1,261 62.1 39 3.0 730

65 years and over

1,650 246 14.9 240 14.6 6 2.5 1,404

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

231,555 152,188 65.7 146,763 63.4 5,425 3.6 79,367

18 to 24 years

28,689 18,818 65.6 17,354 60.5 1,464 7.8 9,870

25 to 34 years

43,292 35,889 82.9 34,548 79.8 1,341 3.7 7,403

35 to 44 years

38,947 32,358 83.1 31,486 80.8 873 2.7 6,589

45 to 54 years

37,823 30,732 81.3 29,901 79.1 831 2.7 7,091

55 to 64 years

38,725 25,372 65.5 24,724 63.8 648 2.6 13,353

65 years and over

44,079 9,018 20.5 8,750 19.9 268 3.0 35,061

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: April 22, 2020