Table 1. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2015 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, period of service,
sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent
of
population
Total Percent
of
labor force

TOTAL

Total, 18 years and over

241,949 155,143 64.1 147,209 60.8 7,933 5.1 86,807

Veterans

21,209 10,757 50.7 10,263 48.4 495 4.6 10,452

Gulf War era, total

7,035 5,681 80.8 5,407 76.9 274 4.8 1,354

Gulf War era II

3,594 2,913 81.0 2,745 76.4 168 5.8 681

Gulf War era I

3,440 2,768 80.4 2,662 77.4 105 3.8 673

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

8,901 2,350 26.4 2,248 25.3 102 4.3 6,551

Other service periods

5,273 2,726 51.7 2,608 49.5 119 4.4 2,547

Nonveterans

220,740 144,385 65.4 136,947 62.0 7,439 5.2 76,355

Men

Total, 18 years and over

116,591 82,624 70.9 78,332 67.2 4,292 5.2 33,968

Veterans

19,212 9,517 49.5 9,089 47.3 428 4.5 9,695

Gulf War era, total

5,870 4,840 82.5 4,617 78.6 224 4.6 1,030

Gulf War era II

2,959 2,462 83.2 2,322 78.5 140 5.7 497

Gulf War era I

2,911 2,378 81.7 2,294 78.8 84 3.5 533

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

8,585 2,264 26.4 2,168 25.3 96 4.2 6,320

Other service periods

4,756 2,412 50.7 2,303 48.4 108 4.5 2,345

Nonveterans

97,380 73,107 75.1 69,243 71.1 3,864 5.3 24,273

Women

Total, 18 years and over

125,358 72,519 57.8 68,878 54.9 3,641 5.0 52,839

Veterans

1,997 1,241 62.1 1,174 58.8 67 5.4 757

Gulf War era, total

1,164 840 72.2 790 67.8 50 6.0 324

Gulf War era II

635 451 71.0 422 66.4 29 6.4 184

Gulf War era I

529 389 73.6 368 69.5 21 5.5 140

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

317 86 27.2 80 25.3 6 6.8 231

Other service periods

516 314 60.9 304 58.9 10 3.3 202

Nonveterans

123,360 71,278 57.8 67,704 54.9 3,574 5.0 52,082

White

Total, 18 years and over

190,329 122,028 64.1 116,625 61.3 5,402 4.4 68,302

Veterans

17,822 8,770 49.2 8,416 47.2 353 4.0 9,053

Gulf War era, total

5,483 4,474 81.6 4,282 78.1 192 4.3 1,009

Gulf War era II

2,847 2,328 81.8 2,208 77.6 119 5.1 519

Gulf War era I

2,637 2,146 81.4 2,074 78.6 73 3.4 490

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7,932 2,096 26.4 2,019 25.4 77 3.7 5,837

Other service periods

4,407 2,200 49.9 2,115 48.0 84 3.8 2,207

Nonveterans

172,507 113,258 65.7 108,209 62.7 5,049 4.5 59,249

Black or African American

Total, 18 years and over

30,112 19,144 63.6 17,365 57.7 1,779 9.3 10,969

Veterans

2,475 1,437 58.1 1,328 53.7 110 7.6 1,038

Gulf War era, total

1,109 856 77.2 793 71.5 64 7.4 252

Gulf War era II

515 398 77.3 361 70.1 37 9.3 117

Gulf War era I

594 458 77.2 432 72.7 27 5.8 135

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

706 181 25.7 162 23.0 19 10.7 524

Other service periods

660 399 60.5 373 56.5 26 6.6 261

Nonveterans

27,638 17,706 64.1 16,037 58.0 1,669 9.4 9,931

Asian

Total, 18 years and over

13,885 8,922 64.3 8,587 61.8 335 3.8 4,963

Veterans

301 192 63.6 186 61.7 6 3.1 110

Gulf War era, total

150 123 81.7 120 79.9 3 2.2 28

Gulf War era II

85 66 78.3 65 76.6 1 2.1 18

Gulf War era I

66 57 86.1 55 84.2 1 2.3 9

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

89 31 34.5 29 33.2 1 - 58

Other service periods

62 38 61.6 36 58.0 2 5.8 24

Nonveterans

13,583 8,730 64.3 8,401 61.8 329 3.8 4,853

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 18 years and over

37,504 25,678 68.5 24,031 64.1 1,647 6.4 11,826

Veterans

1,468 958 65.3 899 61.2 60 6.2 509

Gulf War era, total

773 638 82.6 598 77.3 41 6.4 135

Gulf War era II

493 406 82.3 379 77.0 26 6.5 87

Gulf War era I

280 233 83.1 218 77.9 15 6.3 47

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

381 122 32.1 119 31.1 4 3.0 259

Other service periods

314 198 63.0 183 58.2 15 7.5 116

Nonveterans

36,036 24,720 68.6 23,132 64.2 1,588 6.4 11,317

NOTE: Veterans are men and women who 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 are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2016