Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
CPS CPS Program Links

See also PDF and XLSX versions of this table.

HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
48. Employment status of persons 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, age, and sex 2021
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 VETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

18,506 8,818 47.7 8,433 45.6 386 4.4 9,688

18 to 24 years

272 205 75.4 187 68.8 18 8.7 67

25 to 34 years

1,503 1,232 82.0 1,159 77.2 72 5.9 271

35 to 44 years

2,098 1,761 83.9 1,685 80.3 76 4.3 337

45 to 54 years

2,559 2,099 82.0 2,031 79.4 69 3.3 459

55 to 64 years

3,463 2,143 61.9 2,049 59.2 94 4.4 1,320

65 years and over

8,613 1,379 16.0 1,322 15.4 56 4.1 7,234

Men, 18 years and over

16,533 7,670 46.4 7,332 44.3 337 4.4 8,863

18 to 24 years

206 163 79.1 150 72.5 14 8.3 43

25 to 34 years

1,219 1,030 84.4 966 79.3 63 6.1 190

35 to 44 years

1,698 1,458 85.9 1,394 82.1 64 4.4 240

45 to 54 years

2,190 1,827 83.4 1,767 80.7 59 3.3 363

55 to 64 years

3,011 1,881 62.5 1,797 59.7 84 4.5 1,130

65 years and over

8,208 1,311 16.0 1,258 15.3 53 4.1 6,897

Women, 18 years and over

1,973 1,148 58.2 1,100 55.8 48 4.2 824

18 to 24 years

65 41 63.6 37 57.1 4 10.3 24

25 to 34 years

283 202 71.4 193 68.2 9 4.5 81

35 to 44 years

400 303 75.7 290 72.7 12 4.1 97

45 to 54 years

369 273 73.9 263 71.5 9 3.4 96

55 to 64 years

452 262 57.9 252 55.7 10 3.8 190

65 years and over

405 68 16.8 65 15.9 3 4.9 337

Gulf War-era II veterans

Total, 18 years and over

4,670 3,673 78.7 3,502 75.0 171 4.6 997

18 to 24 years

272 205 75.4 187 68.8 18 8.7 67

25 to 34 years

1,503 1,232 82.0 1,159 77.2 72 5.9 271

35 to 44 years

1,605 1,343 83.6 1,289 80.3 54 4.0 263

45 to 54 years

695 556 80.0 540 77.8 16 2.8 139

55 to 64 years

456 305 66.7 295 64.6 10 3.2 152

65 years and over

139 34 24.1 32 23.0 2 - 106

Men, 18 years and over

3,858 3,113 80.7 2,970 77.0 144 4.6 745

18 to 24 years

206 163 79.1 150 72.5 14 8.3 43

25 to 34 years

1,219 1,030 84.4 966 79.3 63 6.1 190

35 to 44 years

1,309 1,117 85.3 1,074 82.0 44 3.9 192

45 to 54 years

597 495 82.9 482 80.8 13 2.6 102

55 to 64 years

402 277 68.9 268 66.7 9 3.2 125

65 years and over

124 31 25.0 29 23.8 2 - 93

Women, 18 years and over

812 560 69.0 533 65.6 27 4.9 252

18 to 24 years

65 41 63.6 37 57.1 4 10.3 24

25 to 34 years

283 202 71.4 193 68.2 9 4.5 81

35 to 44 years

296 225 76.0 215 72.6 10 4.5 71

45 to 54 years

98 61 62.3 58 59.3 3 4.8 37

55 to 64 years

55 28 51.0 27 49.3 1 - 27

65 years and over

15 3 - 3 - 0 - 13

NONVETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

234,176 150,143 64.1 142,161 60.7 7,982 5.3 84,033

18 to 24 years

28,227 18,240 64.6 16,501 58.5 1,739 9.5 9,987

25 to 34 years

43,248 35,438 81.9 33,419 77.3 2,019 5.7 7,810

35 to 44 years

39,745 32,559 81.9 31,050 78.1 1,510 4.6 7,185

45 to 54 years

36,956 29,778 80.6 28,523 77.2 1,255 4.2 7,178

55 to 64 years

38,425 24,910 64.8 23,863 62.1 1,046 4.2 13,516

65 years and over

47,574 9,217 19.4 8,805 18.5 412 4.5 38,357

Men, 18 years and over

105,515 76,752 72.7 72,539 68.7 4,213 5.5 28,763

18 to 24 years

14,053 9,320 66.3 8,347 59.4 973 10.4 4,733

25 to 34 years

21,139 18,580 87.9 17,476 82.7 1,103 5.9 2,559

35 to 44 years

18,934 17,033 90.0 16,245 85.8 789 4.6 1,901

45 to 54 years

17,122 14,890 87.0 14,263 83.3 626 4.2 2,233

55 to 64 years

17,185 12,339 71.8 11,817 68.8 522 4.2 4,847

65 years and over

17,081 4,591 26.9 4,391 25.7 200 4.4 12,490

Women, 18 years and over

128,661 73,391 57.0 69,622 54.1 3,769 5.1 55,270

18 to 24 years

14,174 8,920 62.9 8,154 57.5 766 8.6 5,254

25 to 34 years

22,109 16,858 76.2 15,942 72.1 916 5.4 5,251

35 to 44 years

20,811 15,526 74.6 14,805 71.1 721 4.6 5,284

45 to 54 years

19,834 14,889 75.1 14,260 71.9 629 4.2 4,945

55 to 64 years

21,240 12,571 59.2 12,046 56.7 525 4.2 8,669

65 years and over

30,493 4,626 15.2 4,414 14.5 212 4.6 25,867

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. Gulf War-era II veterans served on active duty anywhere in the world sometime since September 2001. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022