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

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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
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,085 20,782 19,081 18,762 2,004 2,020

Civilian labor force

10,763 10,493 9,508 9,218 1,255 1,275

Participation rate

51.0 50.5 49.8 49.1 62.6 63.1

Employed

10,372 9,994 9,173 8,812 1,198 1,181

Employment-population ratio

49.2 48.1 48.1 47.0 59.8 58.5

Unemployed

391 499 334 406 57 94

Unemployment rate

3.6 4.8 3.5 4.4 4.5 7.4

Not in labor force

10,322 10,289 9,573 9,544 749 745

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,728 4,034 3,025 3,335 702 699

Civilian labor force

3,091 3,338 2,561 2,813 531 525

Participation rate

82.9 82.8 84.6 84.3 75.5 75.2

Employed

2,960 3,123 2,467 2,650 492 473

Employment-population ratio

79.4 77.4 81.6 79.5 70.1 67.7

Unemployed

131 216 93 163 38 53

Unemployment rate

4.2 6.5 3.6 5.8 7.2 10.0

Not in labor force

637 696 465 522 172 173

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,389 3,295 2,915 2,783 475 512

Civilian labor force

2,676 2,609 2,331 2,231 346 377

Participation rate

79.0 79.2 80.0 80.2 72.8 73.7

Employed

2,594 2,522 2,259 2,163 335 359

Employment-population ratio

76.5 76.5 77.5 77.7 70.7 70.1

Unemployed

82 87 72 68 10 18

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.0 4.8

Not in labor force

713 687 584 552 129 135

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,739 8,341 8,427 8,042 312 299

Civilian labor force

2,244 1,944 2,174 1,877 70 67

Participation rate

25.7 23.3 25.8 23.3 22.6 22.5

Employed

2,168 1,867 2,105 1,804 63 63

Employment-population ratio

24.8 22.4 25.0 22.4 20.1 21.0

Unemployed

76 78 69 73 8 4

Unemployment rate

3.4 4.0 3.2 3.9 - -

Not in labor force

6,495 6,397 6,253 6,165 242 232

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,229 5,112 4,714 4,602 515 510

Civilian labor force

2,751 2,602 2,443 2,297 308 305

Participation rate

52.6 50.9 51.8 49.9 59.9 59.9

Employed

2,650 2,483 2,342 2,196 308 287

Employment-population ratio

50.7 48.6 49.7 47.7 59.8 56.3

Unemployed

101 119 101 101 1 19

Unemployment rate

3.7 4.6 4.1 4.4 0.2 6.1

Not in labor force

2,478 2,510 2,271 2,305 207 205

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

221,746 224,658 97,897 99,680 123,849 124,978

Civilian labor force

144,783 147,061 72,844 74,491 71,939 72,570

Participation rate

65.3 65.5 74.4 74.7 58.1 58.1

Employed

137,877 140,801 69,223 71,234 68,654 69,566

Employment-population ratio

62.2 62.7 70.7 71.5 55.4 55.7

Unemployed

6,906 6,260 3,621 3,256 3,285 3,003

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.3 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.1

Not in labor force

76,963 77,598 25,053 25,189 51,910 52,408

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.

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