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Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2021 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2021 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

18,235 8,614 47.2 8,246 45.2 368 4.3 9,621

Less than a high school diploma

603 115 19.0 102 16.9 13 11.0 488

High school graduates, no college

5,107 2,128 41.7 2,031 39.8 97 4.6 2,979

Some college or associate degree

6,342 3,122 49.2 2,975 46.9 147 4.7 3,220

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,183 3,249 52.6 3,138 50.8 112 3.4 2,933

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,589 5,807 76.5 5,573 73.4 234 4.0 1,781

Less than a high school diploma

73 47 64.3 42 57.7 5 10.3 26

High school graduates, no college

1,674 1,274 76.1 1,214 72.5 60 4.7 400

Some college or associate degree

2,878 2,136 74.2 2,041 70.9 95 4.4 742

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,963 2,351 79.3 2,276 76.8 75 3.2 613

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

4,398 3,469 78.9 3,316 75.4 153 4.4 930

Less than a high school diploma

40 27 68.1 24 59.3 4 - 13

High school graduates, no college

905 709 78.3 676 74.7 33 4.6 196

Some college or associate degree

1,684 1,285 76.3 1,223 72.6 62 4.9 399

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,769 1,447 81.8 1,393 78.7 54 3.8 322

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,190 2,339 73.3 2,257 70.8 81 3.5 851

Less than a high school diploma

33 20 - 19 - 1 - 13

High school graduates, no college

769 565 73.5 538 69.9 28 4.9 204

Some college or associate degree

1,194 850 71.2 818 68.5 32 3.8 343

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,194 903 75.6 883 73.9 20 2.2 291

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

6,587 1,080 16.4 1,033 15.7 48 4.4 5,506

Less than a high school diploma

358 31 8.5 28 7.7 3 - 328

High school graduates, no college

1,982 273 13.8 263 13.2 10 3.8 1,709

Some college or associate degree

2,116 368 17.4 347 16.4 20 5.5 1,748

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,131 409 19.2 395 18.5 14 3.5 1,721

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

4,059 1,726 42.5 1,640 40.4 86 5.0 2,333

Less than a high school diploma

172 37 21.6 32 18.8 5 13.1 135

High school graduates, no college

1,451 581 40.0 555 38.2 26 4.5 870

Some college or associate degree

1,348 618 45.9 587 43.5 32 5.1 730

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,089 490 45.0 467 42.9 23 4.6 599

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

205,949 131,903 64.0 125,660 61.0 6,243 4.7 74,046

Less than a high school diploma

19,269 8,804 45.7 8,079 41.9 725 8.2 10,465

High school graduates, no college

58,011 32,804 56.5 30,733 53.0 2,071 6.3 25,206

Some college or associate degree

50,556 32,741 64.8 31,047 61.4 1,694 5.2 17,815

Bachelor's degree and higher

78,114 57,554 73.7 55,801 71.4 1,753 3.0 20,560

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).

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022