Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2015 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status,
period of service, and educational attainment
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

VETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

20,945 10,558 50.4 10,090 48.2 469 4.4 10,386

Less than a high school diploma

1,089 260 23.8 243 22.3 16 6.3 829

High school graduates, no college

6,294 2,823 44.9 2,687 42.7 137 4.8 3,471

Some college or associate degree

7,295 3,968 54.4 3,773 51.7 195 4.9 3,326

Bachelor's degree and higher

6,267 3,507 56.0 3,386 54.0 121 3.5 2,760

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,771 5,482 81.0 5,234 77.3 248 4.5 1,289

Less than a high school diploma

97 64 66.2 60 61.8 4 6.6 33

High school graduates, no college

1,554 1,244 80.0 1,178 75.8 65 5.2 311

Some college or associate degree

2,855 2,256 79.0 2,142 75.0 114 5.0 599

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,264 1,917 84.7 1,853 81.8 65 3.4 347

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

3,330 2,714 81.5 2,571 77.2 143 5.3 616

Less than a high school diploma

47 32 68.0 28 60.7 3 - 15

High school graduates, no college

689 570 82.8 533 77.3 38 6.6 119

Some college or associate degree

1,467 1,140 77.7 1,076 73.3 64 5.6 327

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,127 972 86.2 935 82.9 37 3.8 156

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

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

Less than a high school diploma

51 33 64.6 32 62.9 1 - 18

High school graduates, no college

865 673 77.8 646 74.6 27 4.1 192

Some college or associate degree

1,388 1,116 80.4 1,067 76.8 49 4.4 272

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,136 946 83.2 918 80.8 28 2.9 191

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

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

Less than a high school diploma

666 92 13.8 86 12.9 6 6.3 574

High school graduates, no college

2,880 674 23.4 647 22.5 27 4.0 2,206

Some college or associate degree

2,737 768 28.1 731 26.7 37 4.8 1,969

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,619 816 31.2 784 29.9 32 3.9 1,803

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

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

Less than a high school diploma

326 103 31.7 97 29.8 6 6.1 222

High school graduates, no college

1,860 905 48.7 861 46.3 44 4.9 954

Some college or associate degree

1,703 944 55.4 900 52.8 44 4.7 759

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,385 774 55.9 749 54.1 24 3.1 611

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

191,266 125,349 65.5 119,988 62.7 5,361 4.3 65,917

Less than a high school diploma

22,894 10,580 46.2 9,734 42.5 846 8.0 12,314

High school graduates, no college

55,317 32,436 58.6 30,659 55.4 1,777 5.5 22,880

Some college or associate degree

49,288 33,749 68.5 32,234 65.4 1,514 4.5 15,539

Bachelor's degree and higher

63,768 48,584 76.2 47,360 74.3 1,223 2.5 15,185

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. 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