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
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,250 21,379 19,015 19,390 2,235 1,989

Civilian labor force

10,785 10,787 9,341 9,511 1,443 1,276

Participation rate

50.8 50.5 49.1 49.0 64.6 64.2

Employed

10,196 10,280 8,793 9,090 1,403 1,189

Employment-population ratio

48.0 48.1 46.2 46.9 62.8 59.8

Unemployed

588 507 548 420 41 87

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.7 5.9 4.4 2.8 6.8

Not in labor force

10,465 10,592 9,674 9,879 792 713

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,938 3,515 2,303 2,867 635 647

Civilian labor force

2,428 2,760 1,945 2,303 483 457

Participation rate

82.6 78.5 84.4 80.3 76.0 70.5

Employed

2,250 2,569 1,778 2,142 472 426

Employment-population ratio

76.6 73.1 77.2 74.7 74.3 65.9

Unemployed

178 191 166 161 11 30

Unemployment rate

7.3 6.9 8.6 7.0 2.3 6.6

Not in labor force

511 755 358 564 152 191

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,130 3,404 2,562 2,906 568 499

Civilian labor force

2,654 2,764 2,245 2,404 409 360

Participation rate

84.8 81.2 87.6 82.8 72.0 72.2

Employed

2,528 2,677 2,131 2,338 396 339

Employment-population ratio

80.7 78.6 83.2 80.5 69.8 68.1

Unemployed

127 87 114 67 13 21

Unemployment rate

4.8 3.2 5.1 2.8 3.1 5.7

Not in labor force

476 640 317 501 159 139

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,656 9,125 9,298 8,801 358 324

Civilian labor force

2,691 2,457 2,599 2,355 92 102

Participation rate

27.9 26.9 28.0 26.8 25.7 31.4

Employed

2,542 2,350 2,455 2,259 87 91

Employment-population ratio

26.3 25.8 26.4 25.7 24.2 28.0

Unemployed

149 107 144 96 5 11

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.3 5.5 4.1 5.9 10.9

Not in labor force

6,965 6,668 6,699 6,446 266 222

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,526 5,335 4,852 4,816 674 519

Civilian labor force

3,011 2,806 2,552 2,448 460 358

Participation rate

54.5 52.6 52.6 50.8 68.2 69.0

Employed

2,877 2,684 2,428 2,351 448 333

Employment-population ratio

52.1 50.3 50.1 48.8 66.5 64.1

Unemployed

135 123 123 97 11 25

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.4 4.8 4.0 2.5 7.0

Not in labor force

2,514 2,529 2,300 2,368 214 161

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

216,600 218,754 95,615 96,447 120,985 122,307

Civilian labor force

141,800 142,814 71,750 72,318 70,050 70,496

Participation rate

65.5 65.3 75.0 75.0 57.9 57.6

Employed

132,788 135,302 66,919 68,161 65,869 67,141

Employment-population ratio

61.3 61.9 70.0 70.7 54.4 54.9

Unemployed

9,012 7,512 4,831 4,157 4,181 3,355

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.3 6.7 5.7 6.0 4.8

Not in labor force

74,800 75,940 23,865 24,129 50,935 51,811

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. Beginning with data for January 2014, estimates for veterans incorporate updated weighting procedures.

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Last Modified Date: January 09, 2015