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Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2021 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2021 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

18,506 8,818 47.7 8,433 45.6 386 4.4 9,688

Alabama

359 179 49.9 176 48.8 4 2.1 180

Alaska

60 35 58.9 33 55.9 2 5.2 25

Arizona

503 240 47.7 230 45.8 10 4.0 263

Arkansas

215 83 38.5 80 36.9 3 4.1 132

California

1,357 625 46.1 585 43.1 40 6.4 732

Colorado

384 216 56.2 204 53.1 12 5.4 168

Connecticut

145 69 47.6 68 46.5 2 2.3 76

Delaware

72 31 42.9 29 40.2 2 6.3 41

District of Columbia

27 17 63.1 16 60.5 1 4.2 10

Florida

1,396 611 43.8 586 42.0 25 4.0 785

Georgia

617 314 50.8 301 48.8 13 4.0 304

Hawaii

91 42 46.7 41 45.0 2 3.8 48

Idaho

119 55 46.6 53 44.9 2 3.8 64

Illinois

531 216 40.7 206 38.8 11 4.9 315

Indiana

411 201 48.9 195 47.5 6 2.9 210

Iowa

206 104 50.4 99 47.9 5 5.0 102

Kansas

175 91 51.9 87 49.8 4 4.1 84

Kentucky

266 123 46.2 121 45.4 2 1.6 143

Louisiana

257 126 49.1 120 46.6 6 5.1 131

Maine

110 43 39.0 42 38.0 1 2.6 67

Maryland

402 241 59.9 236 58.6 5 2.2 161

Massachusetts

286 136 47.8 128 44.7 9 6.4 149

Michigan

551 217 39.4 208 37.7 9 4.2 334

Minnesota

304 147 48.5 144 47.3 4 2.4 157

Mississippi

179 81 45.1 79 43.9 2 2.6 98

Missouri

381 164 43.2 155 40.8 9 5.5 217

Montana

99 49 50.0 48 48.4 2 3.1 49

Nebraska

139 78 55.9 76 54.5 2 2.4 61

Nevada

238 109 45.8 101 42.4 8 7.4 129

New Hampshire

100 44 43.9 43 42.4 1 3.4 56

New Jersey

304 132 43.4 125 41.1 7 5.4 172

New Mexico

169 75 44.7 70 41.6 5 6.8 93

New York

656 254 38.7 240 36.6 14 5.4 402

North Carolina

732 338 46.2 329 44.9 9 2.8 394

North Dakota

46 24 53.0 23 50.8 1 4.1 21

Ohio

720 352 48.8 338 47.0 14 3.9 368

Oklahoma

267 116 43.6 111 41.6 5 4.7 150

Oregon

325 150 46.1 145 44.6 5 3.3 175

Pennsylvania

728 293 40.2 277 38.0 16 5.6 435

Rhode Island

61 29 47.2 27 43.9 2 7.0 32

South Carolina

412 201 48.7 194 47.0 7 3.5 211

South Dakota

59 33 56.1 33 54.8 1 - 26

Tennessee

474 225 47.4 218 46.0 7 3.0 249

Texas

1,673 937 56.0 886 53.0 50 5.4 736

Utah

132 66 49.8 63 48.2 2 - 66

Vermont

34 15 43.3 14 41.5 1 4.2 20

Virginia

703 412 58.6 402 57.1 10 2.5 291

Washington

519 250 48.3 231 44.6 19 7.6 268

West Virginia

137 64 46.6 62 45.0 2 3.4 73

Wisconsin

328 140 42.7 135 41.1 5 - 188

Wyoming

51 25 49.2 24 46.3 1 5.8 26

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.

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022