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
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,251 20,937 19,255 18,924 1,996 2,013

Civilian labor force

10,767 10,561 9,514 9,327 1,253 1,234

Participation rate

50.7 50.4 49.4 49.3 62.8 61.3

Employed

10,227 10,198 9,054 9,016 1,173 1,183

Employment-population ratio

48.1 48.7 47.0 47.6 58.8 58.8

Unemployed

541 363 460 312 81 51

Unemployment rate

5.0 3.4 4.8 3.3 6.4 4.1

Not in labor force

10,484 10,376 9,741 9,597 743 779

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,610 3,905 2,988 3,195 621 711

Civilian labor force

2,946 3,133 2,512 2,634 434 500

Participation rate

81.6 80.2 84.1 82.4 69.9 70.3

Employed

2,787 3,008 2,380 2,529 406 480

Employment-population ratio

77.2 77.0 79.6 79.1 65.4 67.5

Unemployed

160 125 132 105 28 20

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.0 5.3 4.0 6.3 4.0

Not in labor force

663 772 476 561 187 211

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,399 3,320 2,860 2,836 540 483

Civilian labor force

2,725 2,665 2,325 2,279 400 386

Participation rate

80.2 80.3 81.3 80.4 74.0 79.8

Employed

2,586 2,600 2,227 2,224 359 376

Employment-population ratio

76.1 78.3 77.9 78.4 66.5 77.8

Unemployed

139 65 98 55 41 10

Unemployment rate

5.1 2.4 4.2 2.4 10.1 2.5

Not in labor force

675 655 534 557 140 98

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,954 8,540 8,636 8,234 318 306

Civilian labor force

2,374 2,150 2,270 2,084 104 67

Participation rate

26.5 25.2 26.3 25.3 32.8 21.8

Employed

2,257 2,085 2,160 2,025 97 59

Employment-population ratio

25.2 24.4 25.0 24.6 30.4 19.4

Unemployed

118 66 110 59 8 7

Unemployment rate

5.0 3.1 4.8 2.8 7.5 -

Not in labor force

6,580 6,390 6,366 6,150 214 239

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,288 5,172 4,771 4,659 517 513

Civilian labor force

2,722 2,613 2,407 2,331 315 281

Participation rate

51.5 50.5 50.4 50.0 61.0 54.9

Employed

2,598 2,505 2,287 2,237 311 268

Employment-population ratio

49.1 48.4 47.9 48.0 60.1 52.2

Unemployed

124 107 119 94 5 14

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.1 5.0 4.0 1.5 4.9

Not in labor force

2,566 2,559 2,364 2,328 202 232

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

220,356 223,294 97,162 98,902 123,194 124,392

Civilian labor force

144,962 146,177 73,468 74,202 71,494 71,976

Participation rate

65.8 65.5 75.6 75.0 58.0 57.9

Employed

137,529 139,732 69,617 70,856 67,913 68,876

Employment-population ratio

62.4 62.6 71.7 71.6 55.1 55.4

Unemployed

7,432 6,445 3,851 3,345 3,581 3,100

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.4 5.2 4.5 5.0 4.3

Not in labor force

75,394 77,117 23,693 24,701 51,701 52,416

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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