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Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2019 annual averages

Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2019 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

16,938 8,169 48.2 7,926 46.8 243 3.0 8,769

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,281 1,098 85.7 1,064 83.1 34 3.1 183

35 to 44 years

1,636 1,418 86.7 1,372 83.9 47 3.3 217

45 to 54 years

2,253 1,925 85.5 1,873 83.1 52 2.7 328

55 to 64 years

3,088 1,987 64.3 1,930 62.5 57 2.9 1,102

65 years and over

8,477 1,580 18.6 1,538 18.1 42 2.7 6,897

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,170 4,968 80.5 4,815 78.0 153 3.1 1,202

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,281 1,098 85.7 1,064 83.1 34 3.1 183

35 to 44 years

1,636 1,418 86.7 1,372 83.9 47 3.3 217

45 to 54 years

1,798 1,541 85.7 1,501 83.5 41 2.6 257

55 to 64 years

902 656 72.6 637 70.5 19 2.9 247

65 years and over

350 94 26.9 92 26.3 2 2.3 256

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,602 2,974 82.6 2,874 79.8 100 3.4 628

18 to 24 years

203 161 79.3 150 73.7 11 7.1 42

25 to 34 years

1,281 1,098 85.7 1,064 83.1 34 3.1 183

35 to 44 years

1,108 950 85.7 916 82.6 34 3.6 158

45 to 54 years

584 482 82.5 468 80.0 14 3.0 102

55 to 64 years

340 257 75.6 251 74.0 5 2.1 83

65 years and over

85 26 29.9 25 29.2 1 - 60

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

2,568 1,994 77.6 1,941 75.6 53 2.7 574

35 to 44 years

527 468 88.8 456 86.4 12 2.6 59

45 to 54 years

1,214 1,059 87.2 1,033 85.1 26 2.5 155

55 to 64 years

563 399 70.9 385 68.5 14 3.4 164

65 years and over

265 69 25.9 67 25.3 2 2.3 196

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

6,964 1,425 20.5 1,386 19.9 39 2.7 5,539

55 to 64 years

397 169 42.5 165 41.7 3 2.0 228

65 years and over

6,568 1,256 19.1 1,221 18.6 35 2.8 5,311

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

3,803 1,776 46.7 1,726 45.4 51 2.8 2,027

45 to 54 years

455 384 84.4 373 81.9 11 3.0 71

55 to 64 years

1,789 1,163 65.0 1,128 63.0 35 3.0 627

65 years and over

1,559 229 14.7 225 14.4 4 1.9 1,330

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

103,960 77,491 74.5 74,655 71.8 2,835 3.7 26,469

18 to 24 years

14,317 9,552 66.7 8,702 60.8 850 8.9 4,765

25 to 34 years

21,105 18,850 89.3 18,143 86.0 707 3.8 2,255

35 to 44 years

18,508 16,878 91.2 16,450 88.9 428 2.5 1,630

45 to 54 years

17,521 15,362 87.7 14,943 85.3 419 2.7 2,159

55 to 64 years

17,249 12,563 72.8 12,257 71.1 306 2.4 4,686

65 years and over

15,260 4,286 28.1 4,161 27.3 125 2.9 10,974

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: April 22, 2020