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Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2018 annual averages

Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2018 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

17,335 8,320 48.0 8,027 46.3 292 3.5 9,015

18 to 24 years

210 155 73.8 137 65.2 18 11.6 55

25 to 34 years

1,314 1,133 86.2 1,086 82.6 47 4.1 181

35 to 44 years

1,626 1,430 88.0 1,378 84.8 52 3.6 196

45 to 54 years

2,359 2,022 85.7 1,968 83.4 54 2.7 337

55 to 64 years

3,161 1,996 63.1 1,932 61.1 64 3.2 1,165

65 years and over

8,664 1,584 18.3 1,526 17.6 58 3.7 7,080

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,043 4,919 81.4 4,748 78.6 171 3.5 1,124

18 to 24 years

210 155 73.8 137 65.2 18 11.6 55

25 to 34 years

1,314 1,133 86.2 1,086 82.6 47 4.1 181

35 to 44 years

1,626 1,430 88.0 1,378 84.8 52 3.6 196

45 to 54 years

1,763 1,522 86.4 1,484 84.2 39 2.5 240

55 to 64 years

821 594 72.4 581 70.8 13 2.3 227

65 years and over

309 84 27.2 81 26.3 3 3.3 225

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,444 2,853 82.8 2,742 79.6 111 3.9 592

18 to 24 years

210 155 73.8 137 65.2 18 11.6 55

25 to 34 years

1,314 1,133 86.2 1,086 82.6 47 4.1 181

35 to 44 years

988 852 86.3 820 83.0 32 3.7 136

45 to 54 years

549 466 84.9 456 83.1 10 2.1 83

55 to 64 years

299 220 73.7 217 72.7 3 1.4 79

65 years and over

84 26 31.0 25 29.8 1 - 58

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

2,599 2,066 79.5 2,005 77.2 61 2.9 533

35 to 44 years

638 578 90.6 558 87.4 20 3.5 60

45 to 54 years

1,213 1,056 87.0 1,028 84.7 29 2.7 157

55 to 64 years

522 374 71.6 364 69.6 10 2.8 148

65 years and over

225 58 25.7 56 25.0 2 3.0 167

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

7,366 1,541 20.9 1,485 20.2 56 3.6 5,826

55 to 64 years

605 269 44.5 261 43.1 8 3.0 336

65 years and over

6,761 1,272 18.8 1,224 18.1 48 3.8 5,490

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

3,925 1,860 47.4 1,795 45.7 65 3.5 2,065

45 to 54 years

596 499 83.7 484 81.2 15 3.0 97

55 to 64 years

1,735 1,132 65.3 1,090 62.8 43 3.8 603

65 years and over

1,594 228 14.3 221 13.8 8 3.3 1,366

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

102,817 76,774 74.7 73,824 71.8 2,950 3.8 26,043

18 to 24 years

14,396 9,538 66.3 8,693 60.4 844 8.9 4,858

25 to 34 years

20,890 18,656 89.3 17,940 85.9 716 3.8 2,234

35 to 44 years

18,307 16,693 91.2 16,230 88.7 463 2.8 1,614

45 to 54 years

17,797 15,506 87.1 15,070 84.7 436 2.8 2,291

55 to 64 years

17,105 12,444 72.7 12,069 70.6 375 3.0 4,661

65 years and over

14,321 3,938 27.5 3,822 26.7 116 2.9 10,383

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 21, 2019