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Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2020 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2020 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
State 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

TOTAL VETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

18,466 8,918 48.3 8,338 45.2 581 6.5 9,548

Alabama

327 165 50.6 155 47.4 10 6.3 161

Alaska

62 35 56.0 33 53.7 1 4.0 27

Arizona

507 233 46.0 210 41.5 22 9.6 274

Arkansas

198 83 41.7 79 40.0 3 4.0 115

California

1,463 664 45.4 605 41.3 60 9.0 799

Colorado

372 192 51.5 185 49.7 7 3.5 181

Connecticut

149 72 48.0 68 45.3 4 5.5 78

Delaware

75 35 46.1 32 42.8 2 7.2 41

District of Columbia

25 13 51.4 12 47.9 1 6.9 12

Florida

1,361 585 43.0 555 40.8 29 5.0 776

Georgia

680 342 50.4 329 48.4 13 3.8 338

Hawaii

97 50 51.7 47 48.4 3 6.5 47

Idaho

111 51 46.5 49 44.2 3 5.0 59

Illinois

559 249 44.6 230 41.1 19 7.8 310

Indiana

413 219 52.9 202 48.9 17 7.6 195

Iowa

210 115 54.5 106 50.4 9 7.6 96

Kansas

169 93 55.2 88 52.3 5 5.2 76

Kentucky

257 118 45.9 111 43.3 7 5.7 139

Louisiana

272 136 50.1 128 47.0 9 6.4 135

Maine

109 48 44.5 45 41.7 3 6.2 60

Maryland

375 232 61.8 219 58.3 13 5.8 143

Massachusetts

303 142 46.8 132 43.6 10 6.9 161

Michigan

512 210 41.0 186 36.4 24 11.3 302

Minnesota

305 147 48.3 135 44.3 12 8.3 157

Mississippi

172 82 47.9 78 45.1 5 5.7 89

Missouri

393 168 42.9 159 40.4 10 5.7 225

Montana

90 43 47.5 41 45.4 2 4.4 47

Nebraska

130 76 58.2 74 56.6 2 2.7 54

Nevada

218 115 52.7 104 47.7 11 9.4 103

New Hampshire

95 47 49.0 44 46.4 3 5.4 48

New Jersey

337 141 41.9 130 38.5 11 8.1 196

New Mexico

167 78 46.6 72 43.4 5 6.8 89

New York

690 276 40.0 256 37.2 20 7.1 414

North Carolina

708 320 45.1 302 42.6 18 5.6 389

North Dakota

44 23 51.7 21 47.3 2 8.4 21

Ohio

715 348 48.7 316 44.1 32 9.3 367

Oklahoma

277 129 46.7 123 44.5 6 4.8 147

Oregon

313 142 45.5 133 42.6 9 6.3 170

Pennsylvania

757 314 41.5 290 38.4 24 7.6 443

Rhode Island

53 24 46.0 22 42.5 2 7.7 29

South Carolina

417 220 52.8 210 50.3 10 4.7 197

South Dakota

56 31 55.7 30 54.4 1 - 25

Tennessee

469 222 47.5 207 44.2 15 6.8 246

Texas

1,574 875 55.6 828 52.6 47 5.4 699

Utah

136 70 51.7 66 48.8 4 5.6 65

Vermont

39 18 46.6 17 43.7 1 6.3 21

Virginia

679 411 60.5 394 58.1 16 4.0 268

Washington

512 262 51.1 239 46.8 22 8.5 250

West Virginia

124 54 43.6 51 40.6 4 6.7 70

Wisconsin

339 172 50.7 162 47.7 10 6.0 167

Wyoming

49 26 53.1 25 49.6 2 6.5 23

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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria.

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Last Modified Date: March 18, 2021