Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2014 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of persons 25 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and educational attainment, 2014 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

21,018 10,602 50.4 10,052 47.8 550 5.2 10,416

Less than a high school diploma

1,154 260 22.5 244 21.1 16 6.3 894

High school graduates, no college

6,497 2,948 45.4 2,772 42.7 176 6.0 3,548

Some college or associate degree

7,376 4,032 54.7 3,802 51.5 230 5.7 3,344

Bachelor's degree and higher

5,991 3,361 56.1 3,234 54.0 128 3.8 2,630

Gulf War era, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,329 5,160 81.5 4,884 77.2 275 5.3 1,169

Less than a high school diploma

87 56 64.5 50 58.1 5 9.8 31

High school graduates, no college

1,540 1,226 79.7 1,149 74.6 78 6.3 313

Some college or associate degree

2,728 2,167 79.5 2,039 74.8 128 5.9 560

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,975 1,710 86.6 1,646 83.3 64 3.7 265

Gulf War era II

Total, 25 years and over

2,973 2,393 80.5 2,234 75.2 159 6.6 580

Less than a high school diploma

35 22 65.1 20 57.8 3 - 12

High school graduates, no college

695 556 80.0 511 73.4 46 8.2 139

Some college or associate degree

1,338 1,029 76.9 956 71.5 73 7.0 309

Bachelor's degree and higher

905 785 86.8 747 82.6 38 4.8 119

Gulf War era I

Total, 25 years and over

3,356 2,766 82.4 2,650 79.0 117 4.2 589

Less than a high school diploma

52 33 64.0 30 58.4 3 - 19

High school graduates, no college

844 670 79.4 638 75.6 32 4.8 174

Some college or associate degree

1,389 1,138 82.0 1,083 77.9 56 4.9 251

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,070 925 86.4 899 84.0 26 2.8 146

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 25 years and over

9,372 2,654 28.3 2,522 26.9 132 5.0 6,718

Less than a high school diploma

738 111 15.1 106 14.4 5 4.7 626

High school graduates, no college

3,028 749 24.7 709 23.4 40 5.3 2,279

Some college or associate degree

2,913 894 30.7 838 28.8 55 6.2 2,019

Bachelor's degree and higher

2,693 900 33.4 869 32.3 32 3.5 1,793

Other service periods

Total, 25 years and over

5,317 2,788 52.4 2,645 49.7 143 5.1 2,529

Less than a high school diploma

330 93 28.2 87 26.5 6 6.0 237

High school graduates, no college

1,929 973 50.4 915 47.4 58 6.0 956

Some college or associate degree

1,735 971 55.9 924 53.3 47 4.8 764

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,323 751 56.8 719 54.3 32 4.3 572

NONVETERANS

Total, 25 years and over

188,217 124,025 65.9 117,812 62.6 6,213 5.0 64,191

Less than a high school diploma

22,835 10,455 45.8 9,506 41.6 949 9.1 12,380

High school graduates, no college

55,469 33,030 59.5 31,043 56.0 1,987 6.0 22,439

Some college or associate degree

48,593 33,499 68.9 31,693 65.2 1,806 5.4 15,093

Bachelor's degree and higher

61,320 47,041 76.7 45,570 74.3 1,471 3.1 14,279

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 18, 2015