Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2017 annual averages

Table 2A. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2017 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

20,387 10,125 49.7 9,755 47.8 370 3.7 10,262

18 to 24 years

231 187 81.0 172 74.6 15 7.9 44

25 to 34 years

1,704 1,385 81.3 1,297 76.1 88 6.4 319

35 to 44 years

2,226 1,903 85.5 1,843 82.8 60 3.2 323

45 to 54 years

3,142 2,612 83.1 2,541 80.9 71 2.7 530

55 to 64 years

3,647 2,264 62.1 2,193 60.1 72 3.2 1,383

65 years and over

9,437 1,773 18.8 1,709 18.1 64 3.6 7,663

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

7,394 5,903 79.8 5,675 76.8 228 3.9 1,491

18 to 24 years

231 187 81.0 172 74.6 15 7.9 44

25 to 34 years

1,704 1,385 81.3 1,297 76.1 88 6.4 319

35 to 44 years

2,226 1,903 85.5 1,843 82.8 60 3.2 323

45 to 54 years

2,058 1,731 84.1 1,685 81.8 47 2.7 327

55 to 64 years

872 614 70.4 598 68.6 16 2.6 258

65 years and over

303 83 27.3 80 26.6 2 2.8 220

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

4,116 3,318 80.6 3,169 77.0 149 4.5 798

18 to 24 years

231 187 81.0 172 74.6 15 7.9 44

25 to 34 years

1,678 1,364 81.3 1,278 76.2 86 6.3 314

35 to 44 years

1,189 984 82.7 952 80.1 32 3.2 205

45 to 54 years

634 529 83.5 520 82.0 9 1.8 104

55 to 64 years

305 228 74.8 222 72.9 6 2.5 77

65 years and over

79 25 32.1 25 31.1 1 - 54

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,279 2,585 78.9 2,507 76.4 79 3.1 693

25 to 34 years

26 20 - 19 - 2 - 5

35 to 44 years

1,037 920 88.7 891 85.9 28 3.1 118

45 to 54 years

1,425 1,202 84.4 1,165 81.7 37 3.1 223

55 to 64 years

567 386 68.0 376 66.2 10 2.6 182

65 years and over

224 57 25.7 56 24.9 2 2.7 166

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

8,052 1,818 22.6 1,751 21.7 67 3.7 6,234

55 to 64 years

860 400 46.5 386 44.9 14 3.4 460

65 years and over

7,192 1,418 19.7 1,364 19.0 53 3.8 5,774

Other service periods

Total, 35 years and over

4,941 2,404 48.7 2,329 47.1 75 3.1 2,537

35 to 44 years

0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

45 to 54 years

1,084 881 81.3 857 79.1 24 2.7 203

55 to 64 years

1,915 1,250 65.3 1,208 63.1 42 3.4 664

65 years and over

1,943 273 14.0 264 13.6 9 3.1 1,670

TOTAL NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

225,619 147,957 65.6 141,692 62.8 6,265 4.2 77,662

18 to 24 years

28,846 18,736 65.0 17,143 59.4 1,593 8.5 10,110

25 to 34 years

42,255 34,701 82.1 33,142 78.4 1,559 4.5 7,554

35 to 44 years

37,726 31,131 82.5 30,048 79.6 1,082 3.5 6,595

45 to 54 years

38,645 30,951 80.1 29,962 77.5 990 3.2 7,694

55 to 64 years

38,046 24,637 64.8 23,872 62.7 765 3.1 13,409

65 years and over

40,102 7,801 19.5 7,525 18.8 276 3.5 32,301

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 22, 2018