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

Table 2B. Employment status of men 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

VETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

18,387 8,934 48.6 8,613 46.8 321 3.6 9,454

18 to 24 years

183 157 85.6 144 78.4 13 8.4 26

25 to 34 years

1,396 1,167 83.6 1,096 78.5 71 6.1 229

35 to 44 years

1,825 1,606 88.0 1,556 85.2 50 3.1 219

45 to 54 years

2,675 2,259 84.5 2,199 82.2 60 2.7 416

55 to 64 years

3,236 2,028 62.7 1,964 60.7 64 3.2 1,208

65 years and over

9,072 1,716 18.9 1,653 18.2 62 3.6 7,356

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,175 5,035 81.5 4,848 78.5 188 3.7 1,139

18 to 24 years

183 157 85.6 144 78.4 13 8.4 26

25 to 34 years

1,396 1,167 83.6 1,096 78.5 71 6.1 229

35 to 44 years

1,825 1,606 88.0 1,556 85.2 50 3.1 219

45 to 54 years

1,743 1,494 85.7 1,456 83.5 38 2.5 249

55 to 64 years

755 538 71.3 525 69.5 13 2.5 217

65 years and over

272 73 26.9 71 26.1 2 3.0 199

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,400 2,819 82.9 2,698 79.4 121 4.3 580

18 to 24 years

183 157 85.6 144 78.4 13 8.4 26

25 to 34 years

1,377 1,151 83.6 1,082 78.6 69 6.0 225

35 to 44 years

965 831 86.1 804 83.3 27 3.3 134

45 to 54 years

542 461 85.0 454 83.7 7 1.5 81

55 to 64 years

262 197 75.2 193 73.6 4 2.1 65

65 years and over

70 22 31.6 22 30.7 1 - 48

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

2,775 2,216 79.9 2,150 77.5 66 3.0 559

25 to 34 years

19 16 - 14 - 2 - 3

35 to 44 years

860 775 90.1 752 87.4 23 3.0 85

45 to 54 years

1,201 1,033 86.0 1,002 83.4 31 3.0 168

55 to 64 years

493 341 69.2 332 67.3 9 2.7 152

65 years and over

202 51 25.2 49 24.5 2 3.1 151

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

7,764 1,758 22.6 1,693 21.8 66 3.7 6,006

55 to 64 years

805 378 47.0 365 45.3 13 3.5 427

65 years and over

6,959 1,380 19.8 1,327 19.1 52 3.8 5,579

Other service periods

Total, 35 years and over

4,449 2,140 48.1 2,073 46.6 68 3.2 2,309

35 to 44 years

0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

45 to 54 years

932 766 82.2 743 79.8 22 2.9 166

55 to 64 years

1,676 1,112 66.3 1,074 64.1 37 3.4 564

65 years and over

1,841 263 14.3 255 13.8 8 3.0 1,578

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

100,301 75,154 74.9 71,907 71.7 3,248 4.3 25,147

18 to 24 years

14,449 9,674 66.9 8,738 60.5 936 9.7 4,775

25 to 34 years

20,424 18,206 89.1 17,394 85.2 813 4.5 2,217

35 to 44 years

17,772 16,170 91.0 15,646 88.0 524 3.2 1,602

45 to 54 years

17,759 15,403 86.7 14,926 84.0 476 3.1 2,357

55 to 64 years

16,820 12,130 72.1 11,746 69.8 384 3.2 4,690

65 years and over

13,077 3,571 27.3 3,457 26.4 114 3.2 9,506

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