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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 2021, 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 2021, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Presence of disability, reported disability rating,
period of service, and sex
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

18,037 8,391 46.5 8,083 44.8 309 3.7 9,646

With service-connected disability

4,873 2,423 49.7 2,340 48.0 83 3.4 2,450

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,133 644 56.9 618 54.5 27 4.1 489

30 to 50 percent disability rating

1,014 596 58.7 586 57.8 9 1.5 419

60 percent or higher disability rating

2,281 981 43.0 939 41.2 42 4.3 1,300

Disability rating not reported

444 201 45.4 197 44.4 4 2.2 242

Without service-connected disability

12,253 5,498 44.9 5,272 43.0 226 4.1 6,755

Presence of disability not reported

911 471 51.7 471 51.7 - - 440

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,711 5,915 76.7 5,717 74.1 199 3.4 1,796

With service-connected disability

2,971 2,076 69.9 2,016 67.9 60 2.9 895

Less than 30 percent disability rating

551 478 86.8 464 84.1 15 3.0 73

30 to 50 percent disability rating

678 535 78.8 527 77.7 8 1.5 143

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,485 889 59.9 856 57.6 33 3.7 596

Disability rating not reported

256 174 68.0 170 66.3 4 2.6 82

Without service-connected disability

4,272 3,493 81.8 3,354 78.5 139 4.0 779

Presence of disability not reported

469 346 73.9 346 73.9 - - 122

Gulf War era II

Total

4,682 3,707 79.2 3,589 76.7 118 3.2 975

With service-connected disability

2,039 1,486 72.9 1,438 70.5 47 3.2 553

Less than 30 percent disability rating

300 284 94.4 270 89.8 14 4.9 17

30 to 50 percent disability rating

439 362 82.5 355 80.9 7 1.9 77

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,135 724 63.8 697 61.4 27 3.7 411

Disability rating not reported

165 116 70.6 116 70.6 - - 49

Without service-connected disability

2,354 1,985 84.3 1,914 81.3 71 3.6 369

Presence of disability not reported

290 236 81.6 236 81.6 - - 53

Gulf War era I

Total

3,029 2,208 72.9 2,128 70.2 81 3.6 821

With service-connected disability

932 590 63.3 578 62.0 12 2.1 342

Less than 30 percent disability rating

251 194 77.6 194 77.3 1 0.3 56

30 to 50 percent disability rating

239 173 72.2 172 71.7 1 0.6 67

60 percent or higher disability rating

351 165 47.1 159 45.3 6 3.8 185

Disability rating not reported

92 58 63.4 54 58.5 4 - 34

Without service-connected disability

1,918 1,508 78.6 1,440 75.1 68 4.5 410

Presence of disability not reported

179 110 61.3 110 61.3 - - 69

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

6,391 876 13.7 850 13.3 26 3.0 5,515

With service-connected disability

1,362 155 11.4 149 11.0 6 3.9 1,206

Less than 30 percent disability rating

445 87 19.5 81 18.2 6 7.0 358

30 to 50 percent disability rating

215 18 8.5 18 8.5 - - 197

60 percent or higher disability rating

594 41 6.9 41 6.9 - - 553

Disability rating not reported

107 9 8.4 9 8.4 - - 98

Without service-connected disability

4,772 682 14.3 662 13.9 20 2.9 4,090

Presence of disability not reported

258 39 15.1 39 15.1 - - 219

Other service periods

Total

3,935 1,600 40.7 1,516 38.5 84 5.2 2,335

With service-connected disability

540 191 35.4 175 32.3 17 8.7 349

Less than 30 percent disability rating

137 79 58.0 73 53.6 6 7.7 57

30 to 50 percent disability rating

121 42 35.2 42 34.4 1 - 78

60 percent or higher disability rating

202 51 25.4 42 20.7 10 - 151

Disability rating not reported

81 18 22.5 18 22.5 - - 63

Without service-connected disability

3,210 1,323 41.2 1,256 39.1 67 5.1 1,887

Presence of disability not reported

185 86 46.5 86 46.5 - - 99

MEN
VETERANS

Total

16,119 7,294 45.3 7,015 43.5 279 3.8 8,825

With service-connected disability

4,331 2,105 48.6 2,031 46.9 74 3.5 2,226

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,019 552 54.1 525 51.5 27 4.8 468

30 to 50 percent disability rating

933 541 58.0 532 57.1 9 1.7 392

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,977 836 42.3 803 40.6 33 4.0 1,141

Disability rating not reported

402 175 43.6 171 42.5 4 2.6 227

Without service-connected disability

11,031 4,808 43.6 4,603 41.7 205 4.3 6,223

Presence of disability not reported

757 382 50.4 382 50.4 - - 376

Gulf War era, total

Total

6,412 5,027 78.4 4,848 75.6 178 3.5 1,385

With service-connected disability

2,515 1,786 71.0 1,734 69.0 52 2.9 729

Less than 30 percent disability rating

460 402 87.4 388 84.3 15 3.6 58

30 to 50 percent disability rating

606 486 80.2 478 78.9 8 1.7 120

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,226 750 61.1 725 59.1 25 3.3 476

Disability rating not reported

223 148 66.4 143 64.4 4 3.0 75

Without service-connected disability

3,534 2,965 83.9 2,838 80.3 126 4.3 570

Presence of disability not reported

363 276 75.9 276 75.9 - - 87

Gulf War era II

Total

3,907 3,143 80.4 3,040 77.8 103 3.3 764

With service-connected disability

1,706 1,267 74.3 1,228 72.0 39 3.1 439

Less than 30 percent disability rating

240 229 95.2 215 89.4 14 6.1 11

30 to 50 percent disability rating

406 346 85.2 339 83.5 7 2.0 60

60 percent or higher disability rating

927 601 64.8 582 62.8 18 3.1 326

Disability rating not reported

134 92 69.0 92 69.0 - - 41

Without service-connected disability

1,949 1,675 85.9 1,611 82.6 64 3.8 275

Presence of disability not reported

251 201 79.9 201 79.9 - - 51

Gulf War era I

Total

2,505 1,884 75.2 1,808 72.2 75 4.0 622

With service-connected disability

808 518 64.1 506 62.6 12 2.4 290

Less than 30 percent disability rating

220 173 78.9 173 78.7 1 0.3 46

30 to 50 percent disability rating

200 141 70.1 139 69.6 1 0.8 60

60 percent or higher disability rating

299 149 49.8 143 47.7 6 4.2 150

Disability rating not reported

89 56 62.5 51 57.5 4 - 34

Without service-connected disability

1,585 1,290 81.4 1,227 77.4 63 4.9 295

Presence of disability not reported

112 75 67.1 75 67.1 - - 37

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

6,166 839 13.6 813 13.2 26 3.1 5,327

With service-connected disability

1,340 153 11.4 147 11.0 6 4.0 1,187

Less than 30 percent disability rating

441 87 19.7 81 18.3 6 7.0 354

30 to 50 percent disability rating

214 16 7.7 16 7.7 - - 197

60 percent or higher disability rating

586 41 6.9 41 6.9 - - 546

Disability rating not reported

99 9 9.0 9 9.0 - - 90

Without service-connected disability

4,584 654 14.3 634 13.8 20 3.1 3,930

Presence of disability not reported

242 32 13.3 32 13.3 - - 210

Other service periods

Total

3,541 1,429 40.3 1,354 38.2 75 5.2 2,112

With service-connected disability

476 166 34.8 150 31.5 16 9.6 311

Less than 30 percent disability rating

118 63 52.9 57 47.8 6 - 56

30 to 50 percent disability rating

113 38 34.0 38 33.2 1 - 75

60 percent or higher disability rating

165 46 28.1 38 22.8 9 - 119

Disability rating not reported

80 18 22.9 18 22.9 - - 61

Without service-connected disability

2,912 1,189 40.8 1,130 38.8 59 4.9 1,723

Presence of disability not reported

153 74 48.4 74 48.4 - - 79

WOMEN
VETERANS

Total

1,918 1,097 57.2 1,068 55.7 30 2.7 821

With service-connected disability

542 318 58.7 309 57.0 9 2.8 224

Less than 30 percent disability rating

114 92 81.3 92 81.3 - - 21

30 to 50 percent disability rating

82 54 66.5 54 66.5 - - 27

60 percent or higher disability rating

304 145 47.6 136 44.7 9 6.1 159

Disability rating not reported

42 26 - 26 - - - 16

Without service-connected disability

1,223 690 56.5 669 54.7 21 3.0 532

Presence of disability not reported

153 89 58.1 89 58.1 - - 64

Gulf War era, total

Total

1,299 889 68.4 868 66.8 20 2.3 410

With service-connected disability

456 290 63.6 282 61.8 8 2.8 166

Without service-connected disability

737 528 71.6 516 70.0 12 2.3 209

Presence of disability not reported

106 70 66.7 70 66.7 - - 35

Gulf War era II

Total

776 564 72.8 549 70.8 15 2.7 211

With service-connected disability

332 218 65.6 210 63.2 8 3.7 114

Without service-connected disability

405 310 76.7 303 75.0 7 2.3 94

Presence of disability not reported

38 36 - 36 - - - 3

Gulf War era I

Total

523 324 62.0 319 61.0 5 1.6 199

With service-connected disability

124 72 58.2 72 58.2 - - 52

Without service-connected disability

332 218 65.5 212 63.9 5 2.4 115

Presence of disability not reported

67 35 - 35 - - - 33

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

225 37 16.4 37 16.4 - - 188

With service-connected disability

22 2 - 2 - - - 19

Without service-connected disability

187 28 14.8 28 14.8 - - 159

Presence of disability not reported

16 7 - 7 - - - 9

Other service periods

Total

394 172 43.6 163 41.3 9 5.4 222

With service-connected disability

64 26 - 25 - 1 - 38

Without service-connected disability

298 134 45.1 126 42.2 9 6.3 164

Presence of disability not reported

32 12 - 12 - - - 20

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. Information on the presence and severity of a service-connected disability was not collected for veterans whose service ended before the Vietnam era. Estimates for these missing responses were imputed. This affects data for the WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era group and the other service periods group. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022