Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2016 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2016 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

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

18 to 24 years

237 182 76.5 165 69.5 17 9.2 56

25 to 34 years

1,742 1,431 82.1 1,340 76.9 90 6.3 311

35 to 44 years

2,284 1,984 86.9 1,910 83.6 74 3.7 299

45 to 54 years

3,269 2,757 84.3 2,662 81.4 95 3.4 512

55 to 64 years

3,806 2,359 62.0 2,257 59.3 102 4.3 1,446

65 years and over

9,557 1,868 19.5 1,794 18.8 74 4.0 7,689

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

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

18 to 24 years

237 182 76.5 165 69.5 17 9.2 56

25 to 34 years

1,742 1,431 82.1 1,340 76.9 90 6.3 311

35 to 44 years

2,271 1,973 86.9 1,900 83.7 73 3.7 298

45 to 54 years

1,924 1,643 85.4 1,588 82.6 55 3.4 280

55 to 64 years

812 571 70.3 550 67.7 21 3.6 242

65 years and over

263 69 26.3 66 25.2 3 3.9 194

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

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

18 to 24 years

237 182 76.5 165 69.5 17 9.2 56

25 to 34 years

1,692 1,390 82.2 1,301 76.9 89 6.4 302

35 to 44 years

1,070 902 84.3 869 81.2 33 3.7 169

45 to 54 years

609 515 84.7 499 82.0 16 3.2 93

55 to 64 years

229 168 73.1 162 70.6 6 3.5 62

65 years and over

59 18 30.7 18 30.6 0 - 41

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

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

25 to 34 years

50 41 81.1 40 78.8 1 2.8 10

35 to 44 years

1,201 1,072 89.2 1,031 85.9 40 3.8 129

45 to 54 years

1,315 1,128 85.8 1,089 82.8 39 3.4 187

55 to 64 years

583 403 69.2 388 66.6 15 3.7 180

65 years and over

204 51 25.0 48 23.7 3 5.3 153

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

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

55 to 64 years

1,227 609 49.7 584 47.6 25 4.2 618

65 years and over

7,263 1,499 20.6 1,441 19.8 58 3.9 5,764

Other service periods

Total, 35 years and over

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

35 to 44 years

13 11 - 10 - 1 - 2

45 to 54 years

1,346 1,114 82.8 1,074 79.8 40 3.6 232

55 to 64 years

1,767 1,180 66.8 1,124 63.6 56 4.7 587

65 years and over

2,031 300 14.8 286 14.1 14 4.5 1,731

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

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

18 to 24 years

29,204 18,894 64.7 17,080 58.5 1,814 9.6 10,310

25 to 34 years

41,805 34,089 81.5 32,382 77.5 1,707 5.0 7,716

35 to 44 years

37,533 30,835 82.2 29,652 79.0 1,183 3.8 6,697

45 to 54 years

39,127 31,151 79.6 30,057 76.8 1,093 3.5 7,977

55 to 64 years

37,505 24,109 64.3 23,267 62.0 842 3.5 13,396

65 years and over

38,475 7,401 19.2 7,123 18.5 278 3.8 31,074

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).

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: March 22, 2017