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Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2019 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2019 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

18,822 9,270 49.2 8,986 47.7 284 3.1 9,552

Alabama

324 171 52.8 168 51.8 3 1.9 153

Alaska

61 35 57.1 34 55.0 1 3.6 26

Arizona

476 242 50.9 230 48.4 12 4.9 234

Arkansas

207 93 44.7 91 43.8 2 2.0 114

California

1,588 726 45.7 699 44.0 27 3.7 862

Colorado

334 169 50.7 164 49.2 5 3.0 164

Connecticut

169 81 48.2 79 46.6 3 3.3 87

Delaware

76 37 48.4 36 47.0 1 2.9 39

District of Columbia

26 11 44.9 11 42.8 1 4.7 14

Florida

1,367 616 45.0 598 43.8 17 2.8 752

Georgia

693 375 54.1 365 52.7 10 2.5 318

Hawaii

103 46 44.6 44 42.6 2 4.6 57

Idaho

119 54 45.7 53 44.9 1 1.7 65

Illinois

590 272 46.1 265 44.8 8 2.9 318

Indiana

408 209 51.3 206 50.4 4 1.8 199

Iowa

204 106 52.1 102 50.0 4 3.9 98

Kansas

167 85 51.1 84 50.5 1 1.2 82

Kentucky

268 112 41.9 108 40.2 5 4.0 156

Louisiana

266 118 44.5 115 43.1 4 3.2 148

Maine

110 51 46.2 49 44.8 2 3.2 59

Maryland

406 251 61.9 249 61.3 2 0.9 155

Massachusetts

293 135 46.1 128 43.8 7 5.1 158

Michigan

557 249 44.6 244 43.8 4 1.8 309

Minnesota

295 139 47.3 132 44.9 7 4.9 155

Mississippi

178 86 48.1 82 45.8 4 4.8 92

Missouri

396 170 43.1 167 42.3 3 1.8 225

Montana

93 45 48.2 42 45.3 3 6.1 48

Nebraska

126 69 54.7 67 53.4 2 2.2 57

Nevada

235 121 51.4 118 50.3 2 2.0 114

New Hampshire

88 46 51.7 45 50.9 1 1.5 43

New Jersey

311 125 40.1 122 39.2 3 2.3 186

New Mexico

165 79 48.3 77 46.8 2 3.0 85

New York

755 332 44.0 318 42.2 13 4.0 423

North Carolina

686 361 52.6 344 50.2 16 4.6 326

North Dakota

48 25 52.8 25 52.1 0 1.2 23

Ohio

735 362 49.2 351 47.7 11 3.0 374

Oklahoma

285 134 47.0 130 45.8 4 2.6 151

Oregon

294 129 43.9 126 43.0 3 2.2 165

Pennsylvania

813 358 44.0 339 41.7 18 5.1 456

Rhode Island

55 24 43.3 23 42.1 1 2.8 31

South Carolina

394 201 50.9 197 50.0 4 1.8 193

South Dakota

61 35 57.0 34 55.4 1 2.9 26

Tennessee

457 231 50.5 225 49.2 6 2.6 226

Texas

1,579 882 55.8 853 54.0 28 3.2 697

Utah

133 65 48.6 64 48.0 1 1.2 68

Vermont

39 18 45.4 17 44.2 0 2.6 21

Virginia

718 447 62.2 439 61.1 8 1.7 272

Washington

515 275 53.4 263 51.1 12 4.3 240

West Virginia

129 57 44.3 55 42.9 2 3.2 72

Wisconsin

380 186 49.0 182 48.0 4 2.0 194

Wyoming

47 26 53.9 25 51.8 1 4.0 22

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: April 22, 2020