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Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2019 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2019 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status,
period of service, and educational attainment
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

Total, 25 years and over

18,561 9,077 48.9 8,807 47.5 269 3.0 9,484

Less than a high school diploma

738 176 23.9 171 23.1 6 3.2 562

High school graduates, no college

5,247 2,265 43.2 2,199 41.9 65 2.9 2,982

Some college or associate degree

6,446 3,280 50.9 3,172 49.2 108 3.3 3,166

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,130 3,356 54.8 3,266 53.3 91 2.7 2,773

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,138 5,615 78.7 5,446 76.3 169 3.0 1,523

Less than a high school diploma

75 46 61.3 44 57.9 3 5.5 29

High school graduates, no college

1,625 1,253 77.2 1,216 74.8 38 3.0 371

Some college or associate degree

2,767 2,125 76.8 2,055 74.3 70 3.3 642

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,670 2,190 82.0 2,131 79.8 59 2.7 480

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

4,067 3,275 80.5 3,167 77.9 109 3.3 792

Less than a high school diploma

39 26 66.6 24 61.4 2 - 13

High school graduates, no college

939 746 79.4 722 76.9 23 3.1 193

Some college or associate degree

1,586 1,228 77.4 1,183 74.6 45 3.7 359

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,502 1,276 84.9 1,238 82.4 38 3.0 226

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,070 2,339 76.2 2,279 74.2 60 2.6 731

Less than a high school diploma

36 20 55.5 20 54.1 0 - 16

High school graduates, no college

686 508 74.1 494 72.0 14 2.8 178

Some college or associate degree

1,181 897 76.0 872 73.9 25 2.8 283

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,168 914 78.3 894 76.5 20 2.2 254

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

7,213 1,479 20.5 1,437 19.9 42 2.8 5,735

Less than a high school diploma

434 65 14.9 63 14.5 2 3.0 369

High school graduates, no college

2,166 369 17.0 359 16.6 10 2.6 1,797

Some college or associate degree

2,300 476 20.7 459 20.0 16 3.4 1,825

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,313 569 24.6 555 24.0 14 2.4 1,744

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

4,210 1,983 47.1 1,925 45.7 59 3.0 2,227

Less than a high school diploma

229 65 28.5 64 28.0 1 1.6 164

High school graduates, no college

1,456 642 44.1 624 42.9 18 2.8 814

Some college or associate degree

1,378 679 49.3 658 47.7 22 3.2 699

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,146 597 52.1 579 50.5 18 3.1 549

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

202,866 133,370 65.7 129,409 63.8 3,961 3.0 69,496

Less than a high school diploma

20,809 9,729 46.8 9,204 44.2 525 5.4 11,079

High school graduates, no college

57,116 33,841 59.2 32,586 57.1 1,256 3.7 23,275

Some college or associate degree

51,207 34,257 66.9 33,223 64.9 1,034 3.0 16,950

Bachelor's degree and higher

73,733 55,542 75.3 54,396 73.8 1,146 2.1 18,192

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