Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2017 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2017 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

20,387 10,125 49.7 9,755 47.8 370 3.7 10,262

Alabama

375 182 48.5 178 47.4 4 2.2 193

Alaska

73 44 60.5 42 57.3 2 5.3 29

Arizona

501 229 45.7 217 43.3 12 5.2 272

Arkansas

244 108 44.3 103 42.4 5 4.4 136

California

1,823 887 48.7 850 46.6 37 4.2 936

Colorado

396 215 54.3 207 52.3 8 3.7 181

Connecticut

191 93 48.9 90 47.3 3 3.4 97

Delaware

78 36 46.0 34 44.2 1 4.0 42

District of Columbia

27 14 49.6 13 46.5 1 6.3 14

Florida

1,603 734 45.8 713 44.5 21 2.9 869

Georgia

697 410 58.8 396 56.8 14 3.4 287

Hawaii

105 55 52.5 53 50.7 2 3.5 50

Idaho

121 54 44.4 52 42.8 2 3.4 67

Illinois

624 295 47.3 283 45.4 12 4.1 329

Indiana

446 239 53.4 233 52.1 6 2.4 208

Iowa

217 113 52.2 108 49.6 6 5.0 104

Kansas

173 88 50.7 86 49.5 2 2.5 85

Kentucky

294 148 50.3 145 49.3 3 2.0 146

Louisiana

306 149 48.7 145 47.3 4 3.0 157

Maine

112 55 48.6 54 47.8 1 1.7 58

Maryland

436 268 61.6 260 59.6 9 3.3 167

Massachusetts

361 172 47.5 168 46.4 4 2.4 189

Michigan

567 260 45.9 251 44.3 9 3.6 307

Minnesota

337 178 52.8 169 50.2 9 5.1 159

Mississippi

197 98 49.7 95 48.0 3 3.5 99

Missouri

446 208 46.6 202 45.2 6 3.1 238

Montana

103 51 49.3 49 47.2 2 4.4 52

Nebraska

124 63 50.8 60 48.5 3 4.5 61

Nevada

270 135 50.1 129 47.6 7 4.9 135

New Hampshire

103 49 47.6 48 46.0 2 3.3 54

New Jersey

339 150 44.1 144 42.4 6 4.0 190

New Mexico

152 70 45.9 67 44.4 2 3.3 82

New York

760 323 42.5 310 40.8 13 3.9 437

North Carolina

720 365 50.7 348 48.3 17 4.7 355

North Dakota

48 27 56.6 27 55.4 1 2.1 21

Ohio

796 369 46.4 357 44.8 13 3.5 427

Oklahoma

298 151 50.9 146 49.1 5 3.5 146

Oregon

305 152 49.8 145 47.6 6 4.3 153

Pennsylvania

837 382 45.7 363 43.4 19 5.0 454

Rhode Island

71 32 44.5 29 41.3 2 7.3 39

South Carolina

417 189 45.4 182 43.6 7 3.9 228

South Dakota

77 46 59.5 45 58.0 1 2.5 31

Tennessee

515 262 50.8 253 49.1 9 3.5 253

Texas

1,678 905 53.9 870 51.9 35 3.8 773

Utah

151 79 52.1 76 50.6 2 2.9 72

Vermont

42 19 44.8 19 44.1 0 1.7 23

Virginia

772 463 60.0 452 58.5 11 2.5 309

Washington

508 245 48.2 237 46.6 8 3.2 263

West Virginia

145 64 44.2 61 41.9 3 5.1 81

Wisconsin

353 175 49.4 169 47.8 6 3.3 179

Wyoming

51 28 53.9 26 51.4 1 4.6 24

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 22, 2018