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Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2018 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2018 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

19,201 9,453 49.2 9,127 47.5 326 3.5 9,748

Alabama

342 166 48.5 161 47.1 5 2.8 176

Alaska

67 41 60.3 39 58.1 1 3.6 27

Arizona

474 238 50.2 227 47.9 11 4.6 236

Arkansas

209 87 41.7 85 40.5 3 3.0 122

California

1,713 820 47.8 798 46.6 22 2.7 894

Colorado

357 191 53.6 180 50.5 11 5.8 166

Connecticut

164 82 49.9 80 48.8 2 2.0 82

Delaware

76 36 46.8 34 45.4 1 2.9 40

District of Columbia

28 14 49.1 13 45.9 1 6.5 14

Florida

1,405 622 44.3 606 43.1 17 2.7 783

Georgia

697 390 56.0 380 54.4 11 2.8 307

Hawaii

106 52 49.0 50 47.0 2 4.1 54

Idaho

126 57 44.9 55 43.7 2 2.7 69

Illinois

575 275 47.8 266 46.2 9 3.3 300

Indiana

401 216 53.8 209 52.1 7 3.1 185

Iowa

211 113 53.3 111 52.6 2 1.4 99

Kansas

184 100 54.3 95 51.7 5 4.8 84

Kentucky

281 125 44.4 121 43.2 3 2.8 156

Louisiana

277 122 44.2 118 42.6 4 3.6 154

Maine

112 53 47.2 52 46.2 1 2.0 59

Maryland

409 259 63.4 251 61.3 8 3.2 150

Massachusetts

306 154 50.4 149 48.8 5 3.3 152

Michigan

577 274 47.5 263 45.6 11 3.9 303

Minnesota

316 152 48.3 149 47.2 3 2.2 163

Mississippi

185 99 53.4 95 51.3 4 3.9 86

Missouri

422 195 46.2 187 44.4 8 4.0 227

Montana

94 45 48.3 43 46.0 2 4.7 49

Nebraska

122 66 53.8 64 52.4 2 2.6 56

Nevada

244 118 48.6 114 46.9 4 3.6 125

New Hampshire

98 48 48.9 46 47.4 1 3.1 50

New Jersey

289 104 36.0 102 35.3 2 2.0 185

New Mexico

154 70 45.7 67 43.7 3 4.5 83

New York

752 310 41.2 295 39.2 15 5.0 442

North Carolina

707 356 50.3 341 48.2 15 4.2 352

North Dakota

49 28 56.4 27 54.9 1 2.7 21

Ohio

764 361 47.2 344 45.0 17 4.8 403

Oklahoma

278 142 51.2 138 49.4 5 3.4 136

Oregon

296 134 45.2 128 43.1 6 4.8 162

Pennsylvania

787 356 45.2 337 42.9 18 5.1 432

Rhode Island

60 26 44.3 26 43.3 1 2.4 33

South Carolina

391 177 45.3 171 43.8 6 3.3 214

South Dakota

69 40 58.7 39 57.3 1 2.5 28

Tennessee

500 255 51.1 249 49.9 6 2.4 244

Texas

1,582 864 54.6 835 52.8 28 3.3 718

Utah

138 71 51.5 68 49.1 3 4.6 67

Vermont

37 17 45.6 16 44.6 0 2.3 20

Virginia

699 411 58.8 400 57.2 11 2.7 288

Washington

500 256 51.2 245 49.0 11 4.3 244

West Virginia

138 60 43.3 57 41.6 2 3.9 78

Wisconsin

386 182 47.1 176 45.7 5 3.0 204

Wyoming

48 26 52.8 25 50.5 1 4.3 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.

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Last Modified Date: March 21, 2019