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

Table 2B. Employment status of men 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

VETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

18,881 9,334 49.4 8,944 47.4 390 4.2 9,547

18 to 24 years

191 151 79.3 138 72.3 13 8.8 40

25 to 34 years

1,424 1,204 84.6 1,126 79.1 78 6.5 219

35 to 44 years

1,880 1,667 88.6 1,608 85.5 59 3.6 214

45 to 54 years

2,803 2,395 85.4 2,318 82.7 77 3.2 409

55 to 64 years

3,360 2,096 62.4 2,006 59.7 90 4.3 1,264

65 years and over

9,224 1,821 19.7 1,749 19.0 72 4.0 7,402

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,052 4,981 82.3 4,766 78.8 215 4.3 1,070

18 to 24 years

191 151 79.3 138 72.3 13 8.8 40

25 to 34 years

1,424 1,204 84.6 1,126 79.1 78 6.5 219

35 to 44 years

1,870 1,658 88.6 1,599 85.5 59 3.5 212

45 to 54 years

1,635 1,411 86.3 1,368 83.6 43 3.1 224

55 to 64 years

697 494 70.8 475 68.1 19 3.9 204

65 years and over

235 63 27.0 61 25.8 3 4.3 172

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,207 2,666 83.1 2,533 79.0 133 5.0 541

18 to 24 years

191 151 79.3 138 72.3 13 8.8 40

25 to 34 years

1,386 1,174 84.7 1,096 79.1 78 6.6 212

35 to 44 years

865 742 85.7 716 82.7 26 3.5 123

45 to 54 years

517 438 84.7 427 82.6 11 2.5 79

55 to 64 years

197 146 73.9 141 71.5 5 3.2 51

65 years and over

51 15 30.3 15 30.2 0 - 35

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

2,845 2,315 81.4 2,233 78.5 82 3.5 530

25 to 34 years

38 30 80.8 30 79.8 0 - 7

35 to 44 years

1,005 916 91.1 884 87.9 32 3.5 89

45 to 54 years

1,118 973 87.0 940 84.1 32 3.3 145

55 to 64 years

500 348 69.6 334 66.7 14 4.1 152

65 years and over

184 48 26.1 45 24.6 3 5.6 136

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

8,186 2,033 24.8 1,955 23.9 78 3.9 6,153

55 to 64 years

1,136 567 49.9 544 47.9 23 4.0 569

65 years and over

7,050 1,466 20.8 1,410 20.0 56 3.8 5,584

Other service periods

Total, 35 years and over

4,644 2,320 50.0 2,224 47.9 96 4.1 2,324

35 to 44 years

10 9 - 8 - 1 - 1

45 to 54 years

1,168 984 84.2 950 81.3 33 3.4 185

55 to 64 years

1,526 1,035 67.8 987 64.7 48 4.7 491

65 years and over

1,939 292 15.0 278 14.4 13 4.6 1,647

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

99,107 74,393 75.1 70,799 71.4 3,594 4.8 24,714

18 to 24 years

14,673 9,770 66.6 8,733 59.5 1,037 10.6 4,902

25 to 34 years

20,147 17,947 89.1 17,059 84.7 888 4.9 2,200

35 to 44 years

17,633 16,019 90.8 15,435 87.5 584 3.6 1,614

45 to 54 years

17,923 15,494 86.4 14,969 83.5 525 3.4 2,429

55 to 64 years

16,510 11,845 71.7 11,404 69.1 441 3.7 4,665

65 years and over

12,222 3,318 27.1 3,199 26.2 119 3.6 8,904

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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