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
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,300 20,982 19,307 18,973 1,993 2,009

Civilian labor force

10,869 10,570 9,610 9,305 1,259 1,265

Participation rate

51.0 50.4 49.8 49.0 63.2 62.9

Employed

10,334 10,095 9,147 8,887 1,187 1,208

Employment-population ratio

48.5 48.1 47.4 46.8 59.6 60.1

Unemployed

535 475 463 419 72 57

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.5 4.8 4.5 5.7 4.5

Not in labor force

10,431 10,412 9,697 9,668 734 744

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,431 3,783 2,863 3,141 568 642

Civilian labor force

2,826 3,039 2,423 2,556 402 483

Participation rate

82.4 80.3 84.6 81.4 70.8 75.2

Employed

2,642 2,848 2,267 2,392 375 456

Employment-population ratio

77.0 75.3 79.2 76.2 66.0 71.1

Unemployed

184 191 156 165 27 26

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.3 6.5 6.4 6.8 5.4

Not in labor force

605 744 440 584 166 160

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,540 3,404 2,954 2,858 586 546

Civilian labor force

2,859 2,778 2,429 2,363 431 415

Participation rate

80.8 81.6 82.2 82.7 73.5 76.0

Employed

2,760 2,688 2,348 2,288 411 400

Employment-population ratio

78.0 79.0 79.5 80.0 70.2 73.3

Unemployed

100 90 80 75 20 15

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.2 3.3 3.2 4.5 3.5

Not in labor force

681 626 525 495 155 131

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,023 8,606 8,702 8,298 321 308

Civilian labor force

2,438 2,161 2,352 2,100 86 61

Participation rate

27.0 25.1 27.0 25.3 26.8 19.7

Employed

2,319 2,076 2,239 2,015 80 61

Employment-population ratio

25.7 24.1 25.7 24.3 25.1 19.7

Unemployed

119 85 113 85 6 0

Unemployment rate

4.9 3.9 4.8 4.0 6.6 -

Not in labor force

6,585 6,445 6,350 6,198 235 247

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,306 5,189 4,788 4,676 518 513

Civilian labor force

2,746 2,592 2,406 2,286 340 306

Participation rate

51.8 50.0 50.3 48.9 65.6 59.7

Employed

2,613 2,483 2,293 2,192 321 290

Employment-population ratio

49.3 47.8 47.9 46.9 61.9 56.6

Unemployed

133 110 113 94 19 16

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.2 4.7 4.1 5.7 5.2

Not in labor force

2,560 2,597 2,382 2,390 178 207

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

220,025 222,857 96,988 98,685 123,037 124,172

Civilian labor force

143,700 146,417 72,780 74,219 70,920 72,198

Participation rate

65.3 65.7 75.0 75.2 57.6 58.1

Employed

135,856 139,128 68,461 70,344 67,395 68,785

Employment-population ratio

61.7 62.4 70.6 71.3 54.8 55.4

Unemployed

7,844 7,289 4,320 3,875 3,525 3,414

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.0 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.7

Not in labor force

76,325 76,440 24,208 24,466 52,117 51,974

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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