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 2016, 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 2016, 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

20,857 10,375 49.7 9,897 47.5 477 4.6 10,482

With service-connected disability

4,564 2,119 46.4 2,018 44.2 101 4.8 2,445

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,370 750 54.7 717 52.4 33 4.4 620

30 to 50 percent disability rating

1,082 666 61.5 631 58.3 35 5.2 417

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,707 509 29.9 490 28.7 19 3.8 1,197

Disability rating not reported

406 195 48.0 180 44.4 14 7.3 211

Without service-connected disability

15,579 7,897 50.7 7,529 48.3 368 4.7 7,682

Presence of disability not reported

714 358 50.2 350 49.0 9 2.4 355

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,277 5,929 81.5 5,632 77.4 297 5.0 1,348

With service-connected disability

2,303 1,641 71.3 1,554 67.5 88 5.3 661

Less than 30 percent disability rating

621 527 84.9 500 80.4 27 5.2 94

30 to 50 percent disability rating

621 512 82.5 486 78.2 26 5.2 109

60 percent or higher disability rating

853 456 53.5 437 51.2 19 4.3 397

Disability rating not reported

208 146 70.3 132 63.4 14 9.8 62

Without service-connected disability

4,690 4,064 86.7 3,864 82.4 201 4.9 626

Presence of disability not reported

284 223 78.5 215 75.5 9 3.9 61

Gulf War era II

Total

3,860 3,188 82.6 3,015 78.1 173 5.4 672

With service-connected disability

1,402 1,065 76.0 1,008 71.9 57 5.4 337

Less than 30 percent disability rating

310 272 87.6 261 84.1 11 4.0 38

30 to 50 percent disability rating

417 361 86.6 349 83.5 13 3.5 56

60 percent or higher disability rating

570 361 63.4 342 60.0 19 5.4 208

Disability rating not reported

105 71 67.6 56 53.9 14 - 34

Without service-connected disability

2,280 1,974 86.6 1,861 81.6 112 5.7 306

Presence of disability not reported

178 149 83.7 145 81.7 4 2.4 29

Gulf War era I

Total

3,417 2,741 80.2 2,617 76.6 124 4.5 676

With service-connected disability

901 576 64.0 546 60.6 30 5.3 324

Less than 30 percent disability rating

311 255 82.1 239 76.8 16 6.5 56

30 to 50 percent disability rating

203 151 74.0 137 67.2 14 9.2 53

60 percent or higher disability rating

283 95 33.5 95 33.5 - - 188

Disability rating not reported

103 75 73.0 75 73.0 - - 28

Without service-connected disability

2,410 2,091 86.7 2,002 83.1 88 4.2 319

Presence of disability not reported

106 75 70.0 69 65.1 5 6.9 32

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

8,439 1,942 23.0 1,870 22.2 72 3.7 6,497

With service-connected disability

1,593 225 14.1 217 13.6 8 3.7 1,368

Less than 30 percent disability rating

529 114 21.5 113 21.4 0 0.2 416

30 to 50 percent disability rating

305 69 22.5 60 19.8 8 - 236

60 percent or higher disability rating

631 21 3.3 21 3.3 - - 610

Disability rating not reported

127 22 17.1 22 17.1 - - 106

Without service-connected disability

6,579 1,666 25.3 1,602 24.3 64 3.8 4,913

Presence of disability not reported

268 51 19.2 51 19.2 0 - 216

Other service periods

Total

5,141 2,504 48.7 2,396 46.6 108 4.3 2,637

With service-connected disability

669 253 37.8 248 37.1 5 2.0 416

Less than 30 percent disability rating

219 109 49.8 104 47.6 5 4.5 110

30 to 50 percent disability rating

156 85 54.3 85 54.3 - - 72

60 percent or higher disability rating

223 32 14.4 32 14.4 - - 191

Disability rating not reported

70 27 - 27 - - - 44

Without service-connected disability

4,310 2,167 50.3 2,064 47.9 103 4.8 2,143

Presence of disability not reported

162 84 51.7 84 51.7 0 0.0 78

MEN
VETERANS

Total

18,842 9,129 48.4 8,749 46.4 380 4.2 9,713

With service-connected disability

4,063 1,862 45.8 1,793 44.1 70 3.8 2,200

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,213 663 54.7 630 52.0 33 4.9 550

30 to 50 percent disability rating

978 599 61.2 577 59.0 21 3.5 379

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,506 432 28.7 424 28.2 8 1.8 1,074

Disability rating not reported

366 168 46.1 160 43.9 8 4.8 197

Without service-connected disability

14,161 6,974 49.2 6,668 47.1 306 4.4 7,187

Presence of disability not reported

618 292 47.3 289 46.7 4 1.2 326

Gulf War era, total

Total

6,075 5,029 82.8 4,807 79.1 221 4.4 1,046

With service-connected disability

1,934 1,402 72.5 1,342 69.4 61 4.3 531

Less than 30 percent disability rating

512 446 87.1 418 81.8 27 6.2 66

30 to 50 percent disability rating

537 454 84.6 437 81.4 17 3.8 83

60 percent or higher disability rating

713 383 53.7 375 52.6 8 2.1 330

Disability rating not reported

173 120 69.5 112 64.9 8 6.7 53

Without service-connected disability

3,921 3,450 88.0 3,293 84.0 157 4.6 471

Presence of disability not reported

221 176 79.8 173 78.2 4 2.0 45

Gulf War era II

Total

3,198 2,692 84.2 2,565 80.2 127 4.7 506

With service-connected disability

1,175 916 77.9 885 75.3 30 3.3 260

Less than 30 percent disability rating

246 227 92.3 216 87.9 11 4.8 19

30 to 50 percent disability rating

362 325 89.9 322 89.0 3 1.1 37

60 percent or higher disability rating

483 306 63.3 298 61.7 8 2.6 177

Disability rating not reported

85 58 68.1 50 58.6 8 - 27

Without service-connected disability

1,885 1,657 87.9 1,565 83.0 93 5.6 227

Presence of disability not reported

138 119 86.0 115 83.5 4 3.0 19

Gulf War era I

Total

2,877 2,337 81.2 2,242 77.9 95 4.1 540

With service-connected disability

758 487 64.2 456 60.2 30 6.2 271

Less than 30 percent disability rating

265 218 82.3 202 76.1 16 7.5 47

30 to 50 percent disability rating

175 129 73.6 115 65.7 14 10.7 46

60 percent or higher disability rating

230 77 33.5 77 33.5 - - 153

Disability rating not reported

88 62 71.0 62 71.0 - - 26

Without service-connected disability

2,036 1,793 88.0 1,728 84.9 65 3.6 243

Presence of disability not reported

83 57 69.4 57 69.4 0 - 25

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

8,137 1,857 22.8 1,790 22.0 67 3.6 6,280

With service-connected disability

1,551 212 13.7 208 13.4 4 2.0 1,339

Less than 30 percent disability rating

517 109 21.2 109 21.1 0 0.2 407

30 to 50 percent disability rating

293 60 20.4 56 19.0 4 - 233

60 percent or higher disability rating

614 21 3.4 21 3.4 - - 593

Disability rating not reported

127 22 17.1 22 17.1 - - 106

Without service-connected disability

6,329 1,602 25.3 1,540 24.3 63 3.9 4,727

Presence of disability not reported

257 43 16.8 43 16.8 0 - 214

Other service periods

Total

4,630 2,243 48.4 2,152 46.5 91 4.1 2,387

With service-connected disability

578 248 42.9 243 42.1 5 2.0 330

Less than 30 percent disability rating

185 108 58.5 103 55.8 5 4.6 77

30 to 50 percent disability rating

148 85 57.3 85 57.3 - - 63

60 percent or higher disability rating

180 29 16.0 29 16.0 - - 151

Disability rating not reported

66 27 - 27 - - - 39

Without service-connected disability

3,911 1,922 49.1 1,835 46.9 86 4.5 1,990

Presence of disability not reported

140 73 52.1 73 52.1 0 - 67

WOMEN
VETERANS

Total

2,015 1,246 61.8 1,149 57.0 97 7.8 769

With service-connected disability

501 257 51.2 226 45.1 31 12.1 244

Less than 30 percent disability rating

157 87 55.3 87 55.3 - - 70

30 to 50 percent disability rating

104 67 64.2 54 51.4 13 - 37

60 percent or higher disability rating

200 77 38.5 66 32.8 11 14.9 123

Disability rating not reported

40 26 - 20 - 6 - 14

Without service-connected disability

1,418 923 65.1 862 60.8 61 6.6 495

Presence of disability not reported

96 66 69.0 61 63.6 5 - 30

Gulf War era, total

Total

1,202 900 74.9 825 68.6 75 8.4 302

With service-connected disability

369 239 64.8 212 57.5 27 11.3 130

Without service-connected disability

769 614 79.8 571 74.2 43 7.1 155

Presence of disability not reported

64 47 - 42 - 5 - 16

Gulf War era II

Total

662 496 74.9 450 67.9 47 9.4 166

With service-connected disability

227 150 66.1 123 54.2 27 18.0 77

Without service-connected disability

395 316 80.0 297 75.0 20 6.2 79

Presence of disability not reported

40 30 - 30 - 0 - 10

Gulf War era I

Total

540 404 74.9 375 69.5 29 7.2 136

With service-connected disability

142 89 62.7 89 62.7 - - 53

Without service-connected disability

374 298 79.7 274 73.3 24 8.0 76

Presence of disability not reported

24 17 - 12 - 5 - 7

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

302 85 28.1 80 26.3 5 6.3 217

With service-connected disability

41 13 - 9 - 4 - 28

Without service-connected disability

250 63 25.4 62 24.9 1 - 186

Presence of disability not reported

11 8 - 8 - - - 2

Other service periods

Total

511 261 51.0 244 47.7 17 6.4 250

With service-connected disability

91 5 5.2 5 5.2 - - 86

Without service-connected disability

399 245 61.5 229 57.3 17 6.8 153

Presence of disability not reported

21 11 - 11 - - - 11

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).

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