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Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2021 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2021 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

18,506 8,818 47.7 8,433 45.6 386 4.4 9,688

18 to 24 years

272 205 75.4 187 68.8 18 8.7 67

25 to 34 years

1,503 1,232 82.0 1,159 77.2 72 5.9 271

35 to 44 years

2,098 1,761 83.9 1,685 80.3 76 4.3 337

45 to 54 years

2,559 2,099 82.0 2,031 79.4 69 3.3 459

55 to 64 years

3,463 2,143 61.9 2,049 59.2 94 4.4 1,320

65 years and over

8,613 1,379 16.0 1,322 15.4 56 4.1 7,234

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,860 6,012 76.5 5,760 73.3 252 4.2 1,848

18 to 24 years

272 205 75.4 187 68.8 18 8.7 67

25 to 34 years

1,503 1,232 82.0 1,159 77.2 72 5.9 271

35 to 44 years

2,098 1,761 83.9 1,685 80.3 76 4.3 337

45 to 54 years

2,218 1,834 82.7 1,776 80.1 58 3.2 384

55 to 64 years

1,278 861 67.4 836 65.4 25 2.9 417

65 years and over

491 119 24.3 117 23.7 3 2.2 372

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

4,670 3,673 78.7 3,502 75.0 171 4.6 997

18 to 24 years

272 205 75.4 187 68.8 18 8.7 67

25 to 34 years

1,503 1,232 82.0 1,159 77.2 72 5.9 271

35 to 44 years

1,605 1,343 83.6 1,289 80.3 54 4.0 263

45 to 54 years

695 556 80.0 540 77.8 16 2.8 139

55 to 64 years

456 305 66.7 295 64.6 10 3.2 152

65 years and over

139 34 24.1 32 23.0 2 - 106

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

3,190 2,339 73.3 2,257 70.8 81 3.5 851

35 to 44 years

492 418 84.9 396 80.4 22 5.3 74

45 to 54 years

1,524 1,278 83.9 1,236 81.1 42 3.3 245

55 to 64 years

822 557 67.7 541 65.8 15 2.8 265

65 years and over

352 86 24.3 85 24.0 1 1.3 266

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

6,587 1,080 16.4 1,033 15.7 48 4.4 5,506

55 to 64 years

157 66 41.8 62 39.3 4 5.8 91

65 years and over

6,430 1,015 15.8 971 15.1 44 4.3 5,415

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

4,059 1,726 42.5 1,640 40.4 86 5.0 2,333

45 to 54 years

340 265 77.9 255 74.8 10 3.9 75

55 to 64 years

2,027 1,216 60.0 1,151 56.8 65 5.4 811

65 years and over

1,691 245 14.5 235 13.9 10 4.0 1,447

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

234,176 150,143 64.1 142,161 60.7 7,982 5.3 84,033

18 to 24 years

28,227 18,240 64.6 16,501 58.5 1,739 9.5 9,987

25 to 34 years

43,248 35,438 81.9 33,419 77.3 2,019 5.7 7,810

35 to 44 years

39,745 32,559 81.9 31,050 78.1 1,510 4.6 7,185

45 to 54 years

36,956 29,778 80.6 28,523 77.2 1,255 4.2 7,178

55 to 64 years

38,425 24,910 64.8 23,863 62.1 1,046 4.2 13,516

65 years and over

47,574 9,217 19.4 8,805 18.5 412 4.5 38,357

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).

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022