Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2016 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2016 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

20,658 10,400 50.3 9,964 48.2 436 4.2 10,258

Less than a high school diploma

983 217 22.1 204 20.8 13 6.0 766

High school graduates, no college

6,025 2,692 44.7 2,568 42.6 123 4.6 3,333

Some college or associate degree

7,268 3,912 53.8 3,732 51.4 180 4.6 3,355

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,382 3,579 56.1 3,459 54.2 120 3.3 2,803

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,013 5,688 81.1 5,445 77.6 243 4.3 1,325

Less than a high school diploma

87 58 66.9 54 61.9 4 7.5 29

High school graduates, no college

1,585 1,272 80.2 1,206 76.1 66 5.2 313

Some college or associate degree

2,911 2,304 79.1 2,193 75.3 111 4.8 607

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,430 2,054 84.5 1,992 82.0 62 3.0 376

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

3,659 2,993 81.8 2,848 77.8 145 4.8 666

Less than a high school diploma

41 25 62.6 25 61.3 1 - 15

High school graduates, no college

782 625 80.0 583 74.6 42 6.8 156

Some college or associate degree

1,563 1,217 77.9 1,149 73.5 69 5.6 346

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,274 1,125 88.3 1,092 85.7 33 2.9 149

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,354 2,695 80.4 2,597 77.4 98 3.6 659

Less than a high school diploma

46 33 70.7 29 62.4 4 - 14

High school graduates, no college

803 646 80.5 623 77.6 23 3.6 157

Some college or associate degree

1,348 1,087 80.6 1,045 77.5 42 3.9 262

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,156 929 80.4 901 77.9 29 3.1 227

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

8,490 2,108 24.8 2,025 23.8 83 3.9 6,382

Less than a high school diploma

605 79 13.0 76 12.5 3 4.0 526

High school graduates, no college

2,664 559 21.0 536 20.1 22 4.0 2,105

Some college or associate degree

2,664 702 26.3 673 25.3 29 4.2 1,962

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,557 769 30.1 740 28.9 29 3.7 1,788

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

5,156 2,604 50.5 2,494 48.4 110 4.2 2,551

Less than a high school diploma

291 80 27.5 74 25.6 5 6.8 211

High school graduates, no college

1,776 862 48.5 826 46.5 35 4.1 915

Some college or associate degree

1,692 906 53.6 867 51.2 40 4.4 786

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,396 756 54.2 727 52.1 29 3.9 639

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

194,445 127,585 65.6 122,480 63.0 5,104 4.0 66,860

Less than a high school diploma

22,197 10,331 46.5 9,559 43.1 772 7.5 11,867

High school graduates, no college

55,882 32,886 58.8 31,168 55.8 1,717 5.2 22,996

Some college or associate degree

50,248 34,265 68.2 32,881 65.4 1,384 4.0 15,983

Bachelor's degree and higher

66,118 50,104 75.8 48,872 73.9 1,231 2.5 16,014

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 22, 2017