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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,528 21,102 19,724 19,285 1,804 1,817

Civilian labor force

11,310 11,044 10,200 9,943 1,109 1,102

Participation rate

52.5 52.3 51.7 51.6 61.5 60.6

Employed

10,394 10,309 9,393 9,353 1,002 956

Employment-population ratio

48.3 48.9 47.6 48.5 55.5 52.6

Unemployed

916 735 808 590 108 145

Unemployment rate

8.1 6.7 7.9 5.9 9.7 13.2

Not in labor force

10,218 10,058 9,524 9,342 695 715

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,451 2,547 2,042 2,123 409 424

Civilian labor force

2,017 2,092 1,712 1,793 305 299

Participation rate

82.3 82.1 83.8 84.5 74.7 70.5

Employed

1,781 1,890 1,521 1,651 260 239

Employment-population ratio

72.7 74.2 74.5 77.7 63.7 56.5

Unemployed

235 202 191 143 45 60

Unemployment rate

11.7 9.7 11.1 8.0 14.7 19.9

Not in labor force

434 455 330 330 104 125

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,980 3,034 2,520 2,578 460 457

Civilian labor force

2,474 2,527 2,147 2,180 327 347

Participation rate

83.0 83.3 85.2 84.6 71.1 75.9

Employed

2,295 2,361 1,987 2,069 308 292

Employment-population ratio

77.0 77.8 78.9 80.3 67.0 63.8

Unemployed

179 166 160 111 19 55

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.6 7.4 5.1 5.7 15.9

Not in labor force

506 507 373 397 133 110

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

10,346 9,761 10,016 9,448 331 313

Civilian labor force

3,491 3,136 3,405 3,049 86 87

Participation rate

33.7 32.1 34.0 32.3 26.0 27.9

Employed

3,256 2,972 3,177 2,888 79 83

Employment-population ratio

31.5 30.4 31.7 30.6 23.9 26.5

Unemployed

235 165 229 160 7 4

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.3 6.7 5.3 8.0 5.0

Not in labor force

6,855 6,624 6,610 6,399 245 226

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,751 5,760 5,146 5,137 605 623

Civilian labor force

3,328 3,289 2,936 2,920 392 369

Participation rate

57.9 57.1 57.1 56.8 64.7 59.2

Employed

3,062 3,087 2,707 2,745 354 342

Employment-population ratio

53.2 53.6 52.6 53.4 58.6 54.9

Unemployed

266 202 229 175 37 26

Unemployment rate

8.0 6.1 7.8 6.0 9.5 7.2

Not in labor force

2,423 2,471 2,210 2,217 213 255

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

209,678 213,730 92,251 93,715 117,427 120,015

Civilian labor force

140,784 142,110 70,876 71,474 69,908 70,635

Participation rate

67.1 66.5 76.8 76.3 59.5 58.9

Employed

128,657 131,553 64,737 66,101 63,920 65,452

Employment-population ratio

61.4 61.6 70.2 70.5 54.4 54.5

Unemployed

12,127 10,557 6,139 5,373 5,988 5,184

Unemployment rate

8.6 7.4 8.7 7.5 8.6 7.3

Not in labor force

68,894 71,620 21,375 22,240 47,519 49,380

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. 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 who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021