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
2014
May
2015
May
2014
May
2015
May
2014
May
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,213 21,251 18,963 19,255 2,250 1,996

Civilian labor force

10,667 10,767 9,300 9,514 1,367 1,253

Participation rate

50.3 50.7 49.0 49.4 60.8 62.8

Employed

10,129 10,227 8,840 9,054 1,288 1,173

Employment-population ratio

47.7 48.1 46.6 47.0 57.3 58.8

Unemployed

538 541 459 460 79 81

Unemployment rate

5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 5.8 6.4

Not in labor force

10,546 10,484 9,663 9,741 883 743

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,053 3,610 2,458 2,988 595 621

Civilian labor force

2,444 2,946 2,055 2,512 389 434

Participation rate

80.0 81.6 83.6 84.1 65.4 69.9

Employed

2,314 2,787 1,953 2,380 361 406

Employment-population ratio

75.8 77.2 79.4 79.6 60.6 65.4

Unemployed

130 160 102 132 28 28

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.4 5.0 5.3 7.3 6.3

Not in labor force

609 663 403 476 206 187

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,407 3,399 2,705 2,860 702 540

Civilian labor force

2,794 2,725 2,283 2,325 511 400

Participation rate

82.0 80.2 84.4 81.3 72.9 74.0

Employed

2,647 2,586 2,174 2,227 473 359

Employment-population ratio

77.7 76.1 80.4 77.9 67.4 66.5

Unemployed

147 139 108 98 39 41

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.1 4.7 4.2 7.6 10.1

Not in labor force

613 675 422 534 190 140

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,437 8,954 9,083 8,636 354 318

Civilian labor force

2,698 2,374 2,589 2,270 109 104

Participation rate

28.6 26.5 28.5 26.3 30.8 32.8

Employed

2,566 2,257 2,462 2,160 104 97

Employment-population ratio

27.2 25.2 27.1 25.0 29.2 30.4

Unemployed

132 118 127 110 6 8

Unemployment rate

4.9 5.0 4.9 4.8 5.1 7.5

Not in labor force

6,739 6,580 6,494 6,366 245 214

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,316 5,288 4,717 4,771 599 517

Civilian labor force

2,731 2,722 2,373 2,407 358 315

Participation rate

51.4 51.5 50.3 50.4 59.7 61.0

Employed

2,602 2,598 2,251 2,287 351 311

Employment-population ratio

49.0 49.1 47.7 47.9 58.6 60.1

Unemployed

128 124 122 119 6 5

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.6 5.1 5.0 1.8 1.5

Not in labor force

2,585 2,566 2,344 2,364 241 202

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

217,547 220,356 96,090 97,162 121,457 123,194

Civilian labor force

143,318 144,962 72,543 73,468 70,774 71,494

Participation rate

65.9 65.8 75.5 75.6 58.3 58.0

Employed

134,856 137,529 68,122 69,617 66,734 67,913

Employment-population ratio

62.0 62.4 70.9 71.7 54.9 55.1

Unemployed

8,462 7,432 4,421 3,851 4,040 3,581

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.1 6.1 5.2 5.7 5.0

Not in labor force

74,229 75,394 23,546 23,693 50,682 51,701

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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