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
July
2014
July
2015
July
2014
July
2015
July
2014
July
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,155 21,199 18,901 19,201 2,254 1,998

Civilian labor force

10,595 10,670 9,211 9,494 1,384 1,176

Participation rate

50.1 50.3 48.7 49.4 61.4 58.9

Employed

9,956 10,169 8,670 9,052 1,286 1,117

Employment-population ratio

47.1 48.0 45.9 47.1 57.1 55.9

Unemployed

638 501 541 442 97 59

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.7 5.9 4.7 7.0 5.0

Not in labor force

10,560 10,529 9,690 9,707 870 822

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,107 3,590 2,446 2,970 661 620

Civilian labor force

2,481 2,839 2,015 2,432 465 407

Participation rate

79.9 79.1 82.4 81.9 70.4 65.6

Employed

2,253 2,649 1,838 2,271 416 378

Employment-population ratio

72.5 73.8 75.2 76.5 62.8 61.0

Unemployed

228 190 178 161 50 29

Unemployment rate

9.2 6.7 8.8 6.6 10.7 7.0

Not in labor force

626 751 430 538 196 213

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,387 3,454 2,744 2,908 643 546

Civilian labor force

2,793 2,771 2,332 2,366 461 405

Participation rate

82.5 80.2 85.0 81.4 71.8 74.2

Employed

2,661 2,672 2,227 2,287 434 385

Employment-population ratio

78.6 77.4 81.2 78.6 67.5 70.5

Unemployed

132 99 105 80 28 20

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.6 4.5 3.4 6.0 4.9

Not in labor force

594 682 412 542 181 141

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,359 8,886 9,007 8,570 352 316

Civilian labor force

2,577 2,381 2,485 2,296 92 84

Participation rate

27.5 26.8 27.6 26.8 26.1 26.7

Employed

2,447 2,276 2,356 2,197 91 79

Employment-population ratio

26.1 25.6 26.2 25.6 25.8 25.0

Unemployed

130 105 129 99 1 5

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.4 5.2 4.3 1.3 6.4

Not in labor force

6,782 6,505 6,522 6,274 260 232

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,302 5,269 4,704 4,753 598 516

Civilian labor force

2,744 2,679 2,378 2,400 365 280

Participation rate

51.7 50.9 50.6 50.5 61.1 54.2

Employed

2,595 2,572 2,248 2,297 347 274

Employment-population ratio

48.9 48.8 47.8 48.3 57.9 53.2

Unemployed

149 108 130 102 19 5

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.0 5.5 4.3 5.1 1.9

Not in labor force

2,558 2,590 2,326 2,353 233 236

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

218,179 220,867 96,506 97,413 121,673 123,454

Civilian labor force

144,380 145,268 73,773 74,010 70,607 71,257

Participation rate

66.2 65.8 76.4 76.0 58.0 57.7

Employed

135,385 137,481 69,436 70,321 65,949 67,160

Employment-population ratio

62.1 62.2 71.9 72.2 54.2 54.4

Unemployed

8,995 7,787 4,337 3,690 4,658 4,098

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.4 5.9 5.0 6.6 5.8

Not in labor force

73,799 75,599 22,733 23,402 51,065 52,197

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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