Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2018 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2018 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

18,945 9,270 48.9 8,963 47.3 307 3.3 9,675

Less than a high school diploma

804 175 21.7 166 20.6 9 5.1 629

High school graduates, no college

5,421 2,317 42.8 2,229 41.1 89 3.8 3,103

Some college or associate degree

6,593 3,385 51.3 3,260 49.5 125 3.7 3,208

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,127 3,392 55.4 3,308 54.0 84 2.5 2,734

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,982 5,601 80.2 5,424 77.7 177 3.2 1,381

Less than a high school diploma

78 47 61.0 45 58.2 2 4.5 30

High school graduates, no college

1,556 1,238 79.5 1,190 76.4 48 3.9 318

Some college or associate degree

2,727 2,117 77.6 2,039 74.8 78 3.7 610

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,621 2,199 83.9 2,150 82.0 49 2.2 422

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

3,893 3,175 81.5 3,065 78.7 109 3.4 718

Less than a high school diploma

40 26 64.0 24 59.1 2 - 14

High school graduates, no college

824 667 81.0 641 77.8 26 4.0 157

Some college or associate degree

1,538 1,199 77.9 1,148 74.6 51 4.3 339

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,490 1,283 86.1 1,253 84.1 30 2.3 208

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,089 2,427 78.6 2,358 76.3 68 2.8 662

Less than a high school diploma

38 22 57.9 22 57.3 0 - 16

High school graduates, no college

732 571 77.9 549 74.9 22 3.8 162

Some college or associate degree

1,188 918 77.2 891 75.0 27 2.9 271

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,131 916 81.0 897 79.3 19 2.1 214

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

7,626 1,594 20.9 1,537 20.2 57 3.6 6,033

Less than a high school diploma

477 62 12.9 58 12.1 4 6.2 415

High school graduates, no college

2,349 410 17.5 395 16.8 15 3.6 1,939

Some college or associate degree

2,415 531 22.0 510 21.1 21 3.9 1,884

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,386 591 24.8 574 24.1 17 2.9 1,795

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

4,336 2,075 47.9 2,002 46.2 73 3.5 2,261

Less than a high school diploma

250 66 26.2 63 25.0 3 4.6 184

High school graduates, no college

1,515 669 44.2 644 42.5 25 3.8 846

Some college or associate degree

1,451 738 50.8 711 49.0 26 3.6 713

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,120 603 53.8 585 52.2 18 3.0 518

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

200,842 131,821 65.6 127,621 63.5 4,200 3.2 69,021

Less than a high school diploma

21,366 10,029 46.9 9,466 44.3 563 5.6 11,337

High school graduates, no college

57,073 33,634 58.9 32,266 56.5 1,368 4.1 23,438

Some college or associate degree

50,950 34,319 67.4 33,190 65.1 1,130 3.3 16,631

Bachelor's degree and higher

71,453 53,838 75.3 52,700 73.8 1,139 2.1 17,615

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