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 2017, 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 2017, 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

20,562 10,065 49.0 9,618 46.8 448 4.4 10,497

With service-connected disability

4,939 2,390 48.4 2,287 46.3 103 4.3 2,549

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,401 749 53.5 725 51.7 24 3.3 652

30 to 50 percent disability rating

1,066 664 62.3 642 60.3 22 3.3 402

60 percent or higher disability rating

2,034 767 37.7 730 35.9 37 4.8 1,267

Disability rating not reported

438 210 47.9 190 43.4 20 9.5 228

Without service-connected disability

14,905 7,338 49.2 7,005 47.0 333 4.5 7,567

Presence of disability not reported

718 337 47.0 325 45.3 12 3.6 381

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,490 6,001 80.1 5,769 77.0 232 3.9 1,489

With service-connected disability

2,613 1,885 72.1 1,809 69.2 76 4.0 728

Less than 30 percent disability rating

580 515 88.8 494 85.2 21 4.1 65

30 to 50 percent disability rating

658 534 81.2 527 80.1 7 1.3 124

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,171 685 58.5 648 55.3 37 5.3 487

Disability rating not reported

204 151 73.9 139 68.3 11 7.6 53

Without service-connected disability

4,526 3,878 85.7 3,732 82.4 146 3.8 648

Presence of disability not reported

350 238 67.8 228 65.0 10 4.1 113

Gulf War era II

Total

4,085 3,297 80.7 3,150 77.1 147 4.5 788

With service-connected disability

1,667 1,264 75.8 1,215 72.9 50 3.9 403

Less than 30 percent disability rating

328 300 91.6 294 89.7 6 2.1 27

30 to 50 percent disability rating

430 373 86.9 368 85.6 6 1.5 56

60 percent or higher disability rating

808 499 61.7 467 57.9 31 6.3 309

Disability rating not reported

102 92 90.6 86 84.2 7 7.1 10

Without service-connected disability

2,200 1,881 85.5 1,791 81.4 90 4.8 319

Presence of disability not reported

218 152 69.8 144 66.1 8 5.4 66

Gulf War era I

Total

3,405 2,704 79.4 2,619 76.9 85 3.1 701

With service-connected disability

946 621 65.6 594 62.8 26 4.3 326

Less than 30 percent disability rating

252 215 85.2 200 79.3 15 6.9 37

30 to 50 percent disability rating

228 161 70.5 160 69.9 1 0.8 67

60 percent or higher disability rating

363 186 51.2 181 49.8 5 2.9 177

Disability rating not reported

102 59 57.4 54 52.6 5 - 44

Without service-connected disability

2,326 1,998 85.9 1,941 83.4 57 2.8 329

Presence of disability not reported

132 85 64.5 84 63.3 2 1.8 47

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

8,050 1,707 21.2 1,582 19.7 124 7.3 6,343

With service-connected disability

1,692 260 15.4 250 14.8 10 3.9 1,432

Less than 30 percent disability rating

602 120 19.9 118 19.6 2 1.8 482

30 to 50 percent disability rating

281 62 22.1 59 20.8 4 - 219

60 percent or higher disability rating

654 52 8.0 52 8.0 - - 602

Disability rating not reported

155 26 16.6 21 13.8 4 - 129

Without service-connected disability

6,157 1,421 23.1 1,309 21.3 112 7.9 4,736

Presence of disability not reported

201 26 12.7 23 11.5 2 - 175

Other service periods

Total

5,022 2,358 46.9 2,267 45.1 91 3.9 2,664

With service-connected disability

633 244 38.6 228 36.0 16 6.7 389

Less than 30 percent disability rating

219 114 52.0 113 51.5 1 1.1 105

30 to 50 percent disability rating

127 68 53.2 57 44.6 11 - 59

60 percent or higher disability rating

209 30 14.3 30 14.3 - - 179

Disability rating not reported

79 33 42.2 29 36.9 4 - 45

Without service-connected disability

4,222 2,039 48.3 1,965 46.5 74 3.6 2,183

Presence of disability not reported

167 74 44.4 74 44.4 0 - 93

MEN
VETERANS

Total

18,530 8,821 47.6 8,452 45.6 369 4.2 9,709

With service-connected disability

4,390 2,086 47.5 1,995 45.4 92 4.4 2,304

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,241 633 51.0 619 49.8 14 2.2 608

30 to 50 percent disability rating

952 594 62.4 572 60.1 22 3.7 358

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,810 681 37.6 646 35.7 36 5.3 1,129

Disability rating not reported

387 178 46.1 158 40.9 20 11.2 208

Without service-connected disability

13,519 6,447 47.7 6,173 45.7 274 4.2 7,072

Presence of disability not reported

621 288 46.4 284 45.8 4 1.4 333

Gulf War era, total

Total

6,254 5,099 81.5 4,930 78.8 169 3.3 1,155

With service-connected disability

2,169 1,600 73.7 1,535 70.7 65 4.1 570

Less than 30 percent disability rating

463 416 89.8 405 87.5 11 2.6 47

30 to 50 percent disability rating

558 464 83.2 457 82.0 7 1.5 94

60 percent or higher disability rating

992 600 60.5 564 56.9 36 6.0 392

Disability rating not reported

156 119 76.4 108 69.0 11 9.6 37

Without service-connected disability

3,812 3,304 86.7 3,202 84.0 102 3.1 508

Presence of disability not reported

273 195 71.5 193 71.0 2 0.8 78

Gulf War era II

Total

3,339 2,761 82.7 2,659 79.6 102 3.7 578

With service-connected disability

1,392 1,097 78.8 1,054 75.7 43 3.9 295

Less than 30 percent disability rating

263 253 96.2 253 96.2 - - 10

30 to 50 percent disability rating

364 331 90.8 325 89.2 6 1.7 34

60 percent or higher disability rating

682 440 64.5 410 60.1 30 6.9 242

Disability rating not reported

82 72 88.3 66 80.4 7 - 10

Without service-connected disability

1,777 1,542 86.8 1,483 83.5 59 3.8 234

Presence of disability not reported

171 122 71.2 122 71.2 0 0.0 49

Gulf War era I

Total

2,915 2,338 80.2 2,271 77.9 67 2.9 577

With service-connected disability

778 503 64.6 480 61.8 22 4.4 275

Less than 30 percent disability rating

200 163 81.3 152 75.9 11 6.6 37

30 to 50 percent disability rating

193 133 68.9 132 68.2 1 1.0 60

60 percent or higher disability rating

310 160 51.6 155 49.8 5 3.3 150

Disability rating not reported

74 47 - 42 - 5 - 27

Without service-connected disability

2,035 1,762 86.6 1,719 84.4 43 2.4 273

Presence of disability not reported

102 73 72.0 72 70.5 2 - 29

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

7,760 1,640 21.1 1,520 19.6 120 7.3 6,120

With service-connected disability

1,649 260 15.8 250 15.2 10 3.9 1,389

Less than 30 percent disability rating

585 120 20.5 118 20.2 2 1.8 465

30 to 50 percent disability rating

272 62 22.8 59 21.5 4 - 210

60 percent or higher disability rating

637 52 8.2 52 8.2 - - 585

Disability rating not reported

155 26 16.6 21 13.8 4 - 129

Without service-connected disability

5,917 1,354 22.9 1,247 21.1 108 8.0 4,562

Presence of disability not reported

194 26 13.2 23 11.9 2 - 168

Other service periods

Total

4,516 2,082 46.1 2,002 44.3 80 3.8 2,434

With service-connected disability

571 226 39.6 210 36.8 16 7.3 345

Less than 30 percent disability rating

193 97 50.1 95 49.5 1 1.3 96

30 to 50 percent disability rating

122 68 55.4 57 46.4 11 - 55

60 percent or higher disability rating

181 29 15.9 29 15.9 - - 152

Disability rating not reported

75 33 44.1 29 38.6 4 - 42

Without service-connected disability

3,790 1,788 47.2 1,725 45.5 64 3.6 2,002

Presence of disability not reported

155 68 43.9 68 43.9 0 - 87

WOMEN
VETERANS

Total

2,032 1,244 61.2 1,166 57.4 78 6.3 788

With service-connected disability

549 304 55.3 292 53.3 11 3.6 245

Less than 30 percent disability rating

160 116 72.8 106 66.3 10 8.9 43

30 to 50 percent disability rating

114 70 61.6 70 61.6 - - 44

60 percent or higher disability rating

224 86 38.2 85 37.9 1 0.9 138

Disability rating not reported

51 31 - 31 - - - 20

Without service-connected disability

1,386 891 64.3 832 60.1 59 6.6 494

Presence of disability not reported

97 49 50.4 41 42.0 8 - 48

Gulf War era, total

Total

1,236 902 73.0 839 67.8 64 7.0 334

With service-connected disability

444 285 64.3 274 61.8 11 3.9 159

Without service-connected disability

714 574 80.4 530 74.2 44 7.7 140

Presence of disability not reported

78 43 54.8 34 44.3 8 - 35

Gulf War era II

Total

746 536 71.9 491 65.8 46 8.5 209

With service-connected disability

275 167 60.8 160 58.3 7 4.1 108

Without service-connected disability

423 338 79.9 308 72.7 31 9.1 85

Presence of disability not reported

47 31 - 23 - 8 - 17

Gulf War era I

Total

490 366 74.6 348 71.0 18 4.9 124

With service-connected disability

169 118 70.0 114 67.5 4 3.5 51

Without service-connected disability

291 236 81.0 222 76.3 14 5.8 55

Presence of disability not reported

30 12 - 12 - - - 18

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

290 67 22.9 62 21.5 4 - 223

With service-connected disability

43 - - - - - - 43

Without service-connected disability

240 67 27.7 62 26.0 4 - 173

Presence of disability not reported

7 0 - 0 - - - 7

Other service periods

Total

506 275 54.4 265 52.3 11 3.9 231

With service-connected disability

62 18 - 18 - - - 44

Without service-connected disability

432 251 58.1 240 55.6 11 4.3 181

Presence of disability not reported

13 6 - 6 - 0 - 6

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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