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Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2018 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2018 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

19,201 9,453 49.2 9,127 47.5 326 3.5 9,748

18 to 24 years

256 183 71.6 164 64.0 19 10.6 73

25 to 34 years

1,636 1,367 83.6 1,311 80.1 56 4.1 269

35 to 44 years

1,996 1,720 86.2 1,660 83.2 60 3.5 276

45 to 54 years

2,759 2,322 84.2 2,261 82.0 60 2.6 437

55 to 64 years

3,569 2,222 62.3 2,151 60.3 71 3.2 1,347

65 years and over

8,985 1,639 18.2 1,580 17.6 59 3.6 7,346

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,238 5,784 79.9 5,588 77.2 197 3.4 1,454

18 to 24 years

256 183 71.6 164 64.0 19 10.6 73

25 to 34 years

1,636 1,367 83.6 1,311 80.1 56 4.1 269

35 to 44 years

1,996 1,720 86.2 1,660 83.2 60 3.5 276

45 to 54 years

2,065 1,750 84.7 1,707 82.6 43 2.4 316

55 to 64 years

945 672 71.1 657 69.5 15 2.3 273

65 years and over

340 92 27.1 89 26.3 3 3.0 248

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

4,149 3,358 80.9 3,229 77.8 129 3.8 791

18 to 24 years

256 183 71.6 164 64.0 19 10.6 73

25 to 34 years

1,636 1,367 83.6 1,311 80.1 56 4.1 269

35 to 44 years

1,196 1,011 84.5 974 81.4 37 3.7 185

45 to 54 years

627 520 82.9 509 81.2 11 2.1 107

55 to 64 years

340 247 72.6 243 71.4 4 1.6 93

65 years and over

94 30 31.8 29 30.6 1 - 64

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,089 2,427 78.6 2,358 76.3 68 2.8 662

35 to 44 years

800 709 88.7 686 85.8 23 3.3 91

45 to 54 years

1,438 1,229 85.5 1,198 83.3 32 2.6 209

55 to 64 years

605 426 70.4 414 68.5 11 2.7 179

65 years and over

246 62 25.3 61 24.6 2 2.8 184

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

7,626 1,594 20.9 1,537 20.2 57 3.6 6,033

55 to 64 years

659 288 43.7 280 42.5 8 2.8 371

65 years and over

6,967 1,305 18.7 1,257 18.0 49 3.7 5,662

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

4,336 2,075 47.9 2,002 46.2 73 3.5 2,261

45 to 54 years

694 572 82.5 555 79.9 18 3.1 122

55 to 64 years

1,965 1,262 64.2 1,214 61.8 48 3.8 704

65 years and over

1,677 241 14.4 233 13.9 8 3.2 1,436

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

229,673 150,489 65.5 144,797 63.0 5,693 3.8 79,184

18 to 24 years

28,832 18,668 64.8 17,175 59.6 1,493 8.0 10,163

25 to 34 years

42,945 35,407 82.4 34,014 79.2 1,394 3.9 7,538

35 to 44 years

38,574 31,899 82.7 30,957 80.3 943 3.0 6,674

45 to 54 years

38,480 30,989 80.5 30,112 78.3 877 2.8 7,491

55 to 64 years

38,548 25,135 65.2 24,413 63.3 722 2.9 13,413

65 years and over

42,295 8,390 19.8 8,126 19.2 264 3.2 33,905

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 21, 2019