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
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,274 20,959 19,281 18,948 1,993 2,011

Civilian labor force

10,783 10,574 9,539 9,345 1,244 1,229

Participation rate

50.7 50.4 49.5 49.3 62.4 61.1

Employed

10,277 10,157 9,089 8,971 1,188 1,187

Employment-population ratio

48.3 48.5 47.1 47.3 59.6 59.0

Unemployed

507 416 450 374 57 42

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.9 4.7 4.0 4.6 3.4

Not in labor force

10,491 10,385 9,742 9,603 749 782

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,609 3,958 3,005 3,230 604 727

Civilian labor force

2,927 3,129 2,500 2,607 427 522

Participation rate

81.1 79.1 83.2 80.7 70.7 71.8

Employed

2,726 3,002 2,329 2,507 397 495

Employment-population ratio

75.5 75.9 77.5 77.6 65.8 68.1

Unemployed

201 127 171 100 30 27

Unemployment rate

6.9 4.1 6.9 3.8 7.0 5.1

Not in labor force

682 828 505 623 177 205

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,380 3,248 2,827 2,785 553 464

Civilian labor force

2,695 2,619 2,309 2,263 386 356

Participation rate

79.7 80.6 81.7 81.3 69.8 76.8

Employed

2,620 2,514 2,251 2,165 369 348

Employment-population ratio

77.5 77.4 79.6 77.8 66.6 75.1

Unemployed

76 105 58 98 18 8

Unemployment rate

2.8 4.0 2.5 4.3 4.6 2.2

Not in labor force

685 629 518 521 167 108

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,988 8,573 8,669 8,266 319 307

Civilian labor force

2,415 2,191 2,308 2,116 107 75

Participation rate

26.9 25.6 26.6 25.6 33.6 24.6

Employed

2,309 2,111 2,202 2,036 107 75

Employment-population ratio

25.7 24.6 25.4 24.6 33.6 24.6

Unemployed

106 80 106 80 0 0

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.6 4.6 3.8 0.0 0.0

Not in labor force

6,573 6,382 6,361 6,150 212 232

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,297 5,180 4,780 4,667 517 513

Civilian labor force

2,746 2,634 2,422 2,358 324 275

Participation rate

51.8 50.8 50.7 50.5 62.6 53.6

Employed

2,622 2,530 2,307 2,263 315 267

Employment-population ratio

49.5 48.8 48.3 48.5 60.8 52.1

Unemployed

124 104 115 96 9 8

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 4.7 4.1 2.8 2.8

Not in labor force

2,551 2,546 2,358 2,309 193 238

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

220,131 222,987 97,005 98,726 123,127 124,261

Civilian labor force

143,938 146,005 72,880 74,087 71,058 71,918

Participation rate

65.4 65.5 75.1 75.0 57.7 57.9

Employed

136,829 139,378 69,160 70,623 67,668 68,755

Employment-population ratio

62.2 62.5 71.3 71.5 55.0 55.3

Unemployed

7,109 6,627 3,720 3,464 3,390 3,163

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.5 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.4

Not in labor force

76,193 76,982 24,124 24,639 52,069 52,343

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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