Table 7. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating, period of service, and sex, August 2018, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating, period of service, and sex, August 2018, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Presence of disability, reported disability rating,
period of service, and sex
Civilian
noninstitutional
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

19,151 9,323 48.7 8,949 46.7 374 4.0 9,828

With service-connected disability

4,741 2,275 48.0 2,156 45.5 119 5.2 2,466

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,386 781 56.3 748 54.0 32 4.2 605

30 to 50 percent disability rating

931 518 55.6 487 52.3 30 5.9 414

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,945 779 40.0 731 37.6 48 6.1 1,166

Disability rating not reported

479 198 41.3 190 39.6 8 4.0 281

Without service-connected disability

13,850 6,738 48.7 6,502 46.9 236 3.5 7,112

Presence of disability not reported

561 311 55.4 292 52.0 19 6.1 250

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,258 5,863 80.8 5,627 77.5 236 4.0 1,395

With service-connected disability

2,553 1,829 71.6 1,736 68.0 92 5.1 724

Less than 30 percent disability rating

653 576 88.1 560 85.7 16 2.8 77

30 to 50 percent disability rating

568 426 75.0 400 70.5 25 6.0 142

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,087 663 61.0 621 57.1 43 6.5 424

Disability rating not reported

245 164 66.9 156 63.7 8 4.9 81

Without service-connected disability

4,433 3,794 85.6 3,670 82.8 125 3.3 639

Presence of disability not reported

272 240 88.1 221 81.2 19 7.9 32

Gulf War era II

Total

4,184 3,393 81.1 3,247 77.6 146 4.3 791

With service-connected disability

1,710 1,257 73.5 1,190 69.6 67 5.3 453

Less than 30 percent disability rating

369 327 88.6 321 87.0 6 1.8 42

30 to 50 percent disability rating

368 303 82.5 281 76.4 22 7.4 64

60 percent or higher disability rating

789 492 62.3 461 58.4 31 6.2 297

Disability rating not reported

185 135 73.1 127 68.8 8 5.9 50

Without service-connected disability

2,300 1,973 85.8 1,908 83.0 64 3.3 328

Presence of disability not reported

174 163 93.7 148 85.1 15 9.2 11

Gulf War era I

Total

3,074 2,470 80.4 2,381 77.5 90 3.6 603

With service-connected disability

843 572 67.9 546 64.8 25 4.5 271

Less than 30 percent disability rating

285 249 87.5 239 83.9 10 4.2 36

30 to 50 percent disability rating

200 122 61.2 119 59.7 3 2.4 78

60 percent or higher disability rating

298 172 57.6 160 53.5 12 7.1 126

Disability rating not reported

60 29 - 29 - - - 31

Without service-connected disability

2,133 1,822 85.4 1,761 82.6 60 3.3 311

Presence of disability not reported

98 77 78.2 73 74.2 4 5.2 21

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

7,573 1,434 18.9 1,370 18.1 63 4.4 6,139

With service-connected disability

1,574 198 12.6 196 12.5 2 1.2 1,376

Less than 30 percent disability rating

498 91 18.3 90 18.1 1 1.2 407

30 to 50 percent disability rating

268 38 14.0 38 14.0 - - 230

60 percent or higher disability rating

659 55 8.3 54 8.1 1 - 604

Disability rating not reported

150 15 9.9 15 9.9 - - 135

Without service-connected disability

5,823 1,203 20.7 1,142 19.6 61 5.1 4,621

Presence of disability not reported

176 32 18.4 32 18.4 0 - 143

Other service periods

Total

4,320 2,027 46.9 1,951 45.2 75 3.7 2,293

With service-connected disability

614 248 40.3 224 36.4 24 9.7 367

Less than 30 percent disability rating

235 114 48.4 98 42.0 15 13.3 121

30 to 50 percent disability rating

96 54 56.7 49 51.3 5 - 42

60 percent or higher disability rating

200 61 30.4 57 28.5 4 - 139

Disability rating not reported

84 19 22.7 19 22.7 - - 65

Without service-connected disability

3,593 1,741 48.4 1,690 47.0 51 2.9 1,853

Presence of disability not reported

112 38 33.9 38 33.9 0 - 74

MEN
VETERANS

Total

17,283 8,182 47.3 7,862 45.5 320 3.9 9,101

With service-connected disability

4,233 1,980 46.8 1,876 44.3 104 5.3 2,254

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,302 728 55.9 695 53.4 32 4.5 574

30 to 50 percent disability rating

776 406 52.4 381 49.2 25 6.1 370

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,709 653 38.2 615 36.0 39 5.9 1,055

Disability rating not reported

447 192 43.0 184 41.2 8 4.1 255

Without service-connected disability

12,525 5,915 47.2 5,718 45.7 197 3.3 6,610

Presence of disability not reported

525 288 54.8 269 51.2 19 6.6 237

Gulf War era, total

Total

6,059 4,997 82.5 4,800 79.2 196 3.9 1,062

With service-connected disability

2,144 1,558 72.7 1,477 68.9 82 5.2 586

Less than 30 percent disability rating

600 532 88.7 516 86.0 16 3.1 68

30 to 50 percent disability rating

435 320 73.6 300 69.1 20 6.2 115

60 percent or higher disability rating

891 548 61.4 510 57.2 38 6.9 344

Disability rating not reported

218 158 72.5 150 68.9 8 5.0 60

Without service-connected disability

3,662 3,212 87.7 3,117 85.1 96 3.0 450

Presence of disability not reported

252 226 89.6 207 82.1 19 8.4 26

Gulf War era II

Total

3,421 2,844 83.1 2,724 79.6 119 4.2 577

With service-connected disability

1,439 1,086 75.4 1,030 71.5 56 5.2 354

Less than 30 percent disability rating

339 306 90.4 300 88.7 6 1.9 32

30 to 50 percent disability rating

277 232 83.7 215 77.6 17 7.2 45

60 percent or higher disability rating

657 418 63.7 393 59.8 25 6.1 238

Disability rating not reported

167 130 77.6 122 72.9 8 6.1 37

Without service-connected disability

1,816 1,602 88.2 1,553 85.5 48 3.0 214

Presence of disability not reported

165 156 94.3 141 85.3 15 9.6 9

Gulf War era I

Total

2,638 2,153 81.6 2,076 78.7 77 3.6 485

With service-connected disability

705 472 67.0 447 63.4 25 5.4 233

Less than 30 percent disability rating

261 226 86.5 216 82.5 10 4.6 35

30 to 50 percent disability rating

158 88 55.9 85 54.1 3 3.4 69

60 percent or higher disability rating

235 130 55.2 117 50.0 12 9.4 105

Disability rating not reported

51 29 - 29 - - - 23

Without service-connected disability

1,846 1,611 87.2 1,563 84.7 48 3.0 236

Presence of disability not reported

87 70 80.7 66 76.1 4 - 17

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

7,315 1,391 19.0 1,332 18.2 60 4.3 5,924

With service-connected disability

1,547 198 12.8 196 12.7 2 1.2 1,348

Less than 30 percent disability rating

495 91 18.4 90 18.2 1 1.2 404

30 to 50 percent disability rating

261 38 14.4 38 14.4 - - 223

60 percent or higher disability rating

644 55 8.5 54 8.3 1 - 590

Disability rating not reported

146 15 10.1 15 10.1 - - 131

Without service-connected disability

5,599 1,161 20.7 1,103 19.7 57 4.9 4,439

Presence of disability not reported

169 32 19.1 32 19.1 0 - 137

Other service periods

Total

3,909 1,794 45.9 1,730 44.3 64 3.5 2,115

With service-connected disability

542 223 41.2 203 37.4 20 9.0 319

Less than 30 percent disability rating

207 105 50.5 89 43.2 15 14.4 102

30 to 50 percent disability rating

81 49 60.6 44 54.3 5 - 32

60 percent or higher disability rating

173 51 29.4 51 29.4 - - 122

Disability rating not reported

82 19 23.2 19 23.2 - - 63

Without service-connected disability

3,263 1,542 47.2 1,498 45.9 43 2.8 1,722

Presence of disability not reported

104 29 28.3 29 28.3 0 - 74

WOMEN
VETERANS

Total

1,868 1,141 61.1 1,087 58.2 55 4.8 727

With service-connected disability

507 295 58.2 280 55.3 15 5.0 212

Less than 30 percent disability rating

84 53 63.2 53 63.2 - - 31

30 to 50 percent disability rating

155 111 71.7 106 68.0 6 5.1 44

60 percent or higher disability rating

237 125 53.0 116 49.2 9 7.2 111

Disability rating not reported

32 5 - 5 - - - 26

Without service-connected disability

1,325 823 62.1 783 59.1 40 4.8 501

Presence of disability not reported

36 23 - 23 - 0 - 13

Gulf War era, total

Total

1,199 866 72.3 827 69.0 40 4.6 333

With service-connected disability

408 271 66.3 260 63.6 11 4.0 138

Without service-connected disability

771 582 75.5 553 71.8 29 4.9 189

Presence of disability not reported

20 14 - 14 - 0 - 6

Gulf War era II

Total

763 549 71.9 522 68.4 27 4.9 214

With service-connected disability

271 171 63.3 160 59.3 11 6.4 99

Without service-connected disability

484 371 76.6 355 73.3 16 4.3 113

Presence of disability not reported

9 7 - 7 - 0 - 2

Gulf War era I

Total

436 317 72.8 305 69.9 13 4.0 118

With service-connected disability

137 99 72.3 99 72.3 - - 38

Without service-connected disability

286 211 73.6 198 69.2 13 6.0 76

Presence of disability not reported

12 7 - 7 - - - 5

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

258 42 16.4 39 15.0 3 - 216

With service-connected disability

27 - - - - - - 27

Without service-connected disability

224 42 18.9 39 17.3 3 - 182

Presence of disability not reported

7 0 - 0 - 0 - 7

Other service periods

Total

411 232 56.6 221 53.8 11 4.9 179

With service-connected disability

72 24 - 21 - 4 - 48

Without service-connected disability

330 199 60.3 191 58.0 8 3.9 131

Presence of disability not reported

9 9 - 9 - 0 - 0

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. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period. A service-connected disability is a health condition or impairment caused or made worse by military service. The associated disability rating, which can range from 0 to 100 percent, is determined from a rating schedule published in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, "Title 38." More information appears in the Technical Note of this release. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). Beginning with data for August 2015, estimates from the veterans supplement reflect a change in the weighting methodology.

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