Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2017 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2017 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

20,156 9,938 49.3 9,583 47.5 355 3.6 10,218

Less than a high school diploma

876 187 21.3 173 19.8 13 7.0 689

High school graduates, no college

5,890 2,566 43.6 2,467 41.9 99 3.9 3,323

Some college or associate degree

7,026 3,665 52.2 3,514 50.0 151 4.1 3,361

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,365 3,520 55.3 3,428 53.9 92 2.6 2,845

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,163 5,716 79.8 5,503 76.8 213 3.7 1,447

Less than a high school diploma

88 54 61.5 50 57.2 4 7.0 34

High school graduates, no college

1,578 1,257 79.7 1,200 76.0 57 4.6 321

Some college or associate degree

2,884 2,221 77.0 2,123 73.6 98 4.4 664

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,613 2,184 83.6 2,130 81.5 54 2.5 429

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

3,885 3,131 80.6 2,997 77.1 134 4.3 754

Less than a high school diploma

48 27 56.5 25 51.2 3 - 21

High school graduates, no college

799 654 81.9 616 77.1 38 5.9 144

Some college or associate degree

1,614 1,220 75.6 1,158 71.7 62 5.1 394

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,423 1,229 86.3 1,198 84.2 31 2.5 195

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,279 2,585 78.9 2,507 76.4 79 3.1 693

Less than a high school diploma

40 27 67.6 26 64.5 1 - 13

High school graduates, no college

779 603 77.4 584 74.9 19 3.2 176

Some college or associate degree

1,270 1,000 78.8 965 76.0 35 3.5 269

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,190 955 80.3 932 78.3 23 2.4 234

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

8,052 1,818 22.6 1,751 21.7 67 3.7 6,234

Less than a high school diploma

509 62 12.3 58 11.4 4 7.0 447

High school graduates, no college

2,547 499 19.6 480 18.9 19 3.8 2,047

Some college or associate degree

2,528 584 23.1 558 22.1 26 4.4 1,944

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,469 673 27.2 654 26.5 18 2.7 1,796

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

4,941 2,404 48.7 2,329 47.1 75 3.1 2,537

Less than a high school diploma

279 70 25.1 65 23.4 5 7.0 209

High school graduates, no college

1,765 810 45.9 787 44.6 23 2.8 955

Some college or associate degree

1,614 861 53.3 833 51.6 27 3.2 754

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,283 664 51.7 644 50.2 20 3.0 619

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

196,773 129,221 65.7 124,549 63.3 4,673 3.6 67,552

Less than a high school diploma

21,596 10,040 46.5 9,386 43.5 654 6.5 11,556

High school graduates, no college

56,169 33,229 59.2 31,669 56.4 1,560 4.7 22,940

Some college or associate degree

50,520 34,232 67.8 32,958 65.2 1,274 3.7 16,288

Bachelor's degree and higher

68,489 51,721 75.5 50,536 73.8 1,185 2.3 16,768

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, 2018