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Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2020 annual averages

Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2020 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

16,562 7,826 47.2 7,319 44.2 507 6.5 8,737

18 to 24 years

200 142 70.9 124 62.0 18 12.5 58

25 to 34 years

1,247 1,068 85.6 966 77.5 102 9.5 179

35 to 44 years

1,652 1,432 86.7 1,351 81.8 81 5.7 220

45 to 54 years

2,150 1,795 83.5 1,707 79.4 87 4.9 355

55 to 64 years

2,996 1,911 63.8 1,786 59.6 125 6.5 1,084

65 years and over

8,318 1,478 17.8 1,384 16.6 94 6.4 6,840

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,295 4,952 78.7 4,642 73.7 309 6.2 1,344

18 to 24 years

200 142 70.9 124 62.0 18 12.5 58

25 to 34 years

1,247 1,068 85.6 966 77.5 102 9.5 179

35 to 44 years

1,652 1,432 86.7 1,351 81.8 81 5.7 220

45 to 54 years

1,817 1,522 83.8 1,455 80.1 67 4.4 295

55 to 64 years

984 673 68.4 637 64.7 36 5.3 311

65 years and over

395 115 29.0 109 27.5 6 5.2 280

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,725 3,009 80.8 2,788 74.8 221 7.4 716

18 to 24 years

200 142 70.9 124 62.0 18 12.5 58

25 to 34 years

1,247 1,068 85.6 966 77.5 102 9.5 179

35 to 44 years

1,194 1,020 85.4 962 80.5 58 5.7 174

45 to 54 years

570 464 81.4 438 76.9 26 5.5 106

55 to 64 years

412 284 68.8 270 65.3 14 5.0 129

65 years and over

101 31 31.2 27 27.1 4 - 70

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

2,570 1,943 75.6 1,855 72.2 88 4.5 627

35 to 44 years

457 412 90.1 389 85.1 23 5.6 45

45 to 54 years

1,248 1,058 84.8 1,017 81.5 41 3.9 189

55 to 64 years

572 389 68.1 368 64.3 22 5.6 182

65 years and over

294 83 28.3 81 27.7 2 2.2 211

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

6,587 1,221 18.5 1,140 17.3 80 6.6 5,366

55 to 64 years

220 92 41.8 86 39.3 6 6.1 128

65 years and over

6,367 1,129 17.7 1,054 16.6 75 6.6 5,238

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

3,680 1,653 44.9 1,536 41.7 117 7.1 2,027

45 to 54 years

333 272 81.8 252 75.8 20 7.4 60

55 to 64 years

1,792 1,146 64.0 1,063 59.3 84 7.3 645

65 years and over

1,556 235 15.1 221 14.2 14 5.8 1,321

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

104,960 76,404 72.8 70,438 67.1 5,966 7.8 28,555

18 to 24 years

14,221 9,160 64.4 7,807 54.9 1,353 14.8 5,061

25 to 34 years

21,140 18,441 87.2 16,878 79.8 1,563 8.5 2,699

35 to 44 years

18,691 16,814 90.0 15,769 84.4 1,045 6.2 1,877

45 to 54 years

17,336 15,124 87.2 14,218 82.0 905 6.0 2,213

55 to 64 years

17,340 12,479 72.0 11,680 67.4 799 6.4 4,861

65 years and over

16,232 4,387 27.0 4,086 25.2 301 6.9 11,845

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 18, 2021