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Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2020 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2020 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

18,191 8,724 48.0 8,172 44.9 552 6.3 9,466

Less than a high school diploma

658 121 18.3 114 17.3 7 5.8 538

High school graduates, no college

5,024 2,148 42.8 1,980 39.4 168 7.8 2,876

Some college or associate degree

6,280 3,149 50.1 2,939 46.8 210 6.7 3,132

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,228 3,307 53.1 3,139 50.4 167 5.1 2,921

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,283 5,612 77.1 5,272 72.4 340 6.1 1,671

Less than a high school diploma

78 41 52.2 40 50.4 1 3.6 37

High school graduates, no college

1,589 1,215 76.5 1,120 70.5 95 7.8 374

Some college or associate degree

2,768 2,086 75.4 1,960 70.8 126 6.1 682

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,847 2,270 79.7 2,153 75.6 117 5.2 578

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

4,209 3,336 79.2 3,105 73.8 231 6.9 874

Less than a high school diploma

40 22 55.9 21 53.6 1 - 18

High school graduates, no college

892 708 79.4 644 72.2 64 9.0 184

Some college or associate degree

1,588 1,205 75.8 1,121 70.6 83 6.9 384

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,690 1,401 82.9 1,319 78.1 82 5.9 288

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,074 2,276 74.0 2,167 70.5 109 4.8 798

Less than a high school diploma

39 19 48.5 18 47.0 1 - 20

High school graduates, no college

697 507 72.8 476 68.3 31 6.1 190

Some college or associate degree

1,180 881 74.7 839 71.1 43 4.9 299

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,158 868 75.0 834 72.0 35 4.0 289

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

6,826 1,254 18.4 1,170 17.1 84 6.7 5,572

Less than a high school diploma

389 37 9.5 35 8.9 2 6.2 352

High school graduates, no college

2,003 321 16.0 297 14.8 24 7.4 1,682

Some college or associate degree

2,193 407 18.6 375 17.1 32 7.9 1,786

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,241 489 21.8 463 20.7 26 5.3 1,752

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

4,082 1,859 45.5 1,730 42.4 128 6.9 2,224

Less than a high school diploma

191 43 22.3 40 20.7 3 7.5 149

High school graduates, no college

1,432 612 42.8 563 39.3 50 8.1 820

Some college or associate degree

1,319 656 49.7 604 45.8 51 7.9 663

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,140 548 48.1 524 46.0 24 4.4 592

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

204,653 131,811 64.4 122,431 59.8 9,380 7.1 72,842

Less than a high school diploma

19,159 8,743 45.6 7,715 40.3 1,028 11.8 10,416

High school graduates, no college

56,985 32,534 57.1 29,572 51.9 2,962 9.1 24,451

Some college or associate degree

51,202 33,375 65.2 30,747 60.0 2,629 7.9 17,827

Bachelor's degree and higher

77,308 57,159 73.9 54,397 70.4 2,762 4.8 20,149

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 18, 2021