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
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,959 20,615 18,948 18,589 2,011 2,026

Civilian labor force

10,574 10,344 9,345 9,154 1,229 1,190

Participation rate

50.4 50.2 49.3 49.2 61.1 58.8

Employed

10,157 9,964 8,971 8,817 1,187 1,147

Employment-population ratio

48.5 48.3 47.3 47.4 59.0 56.6

Unemployed

416 380 374 337 42 43

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.6

Not in labor force

10,385 10,271 9,603 9,435 782 836

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,958 4,104 3,230 3,379 727 725

Civilian labor force

3,129 3,274 2,607 2,781 522 493

Participation rate

79.1 79.8 80.7 82.3 71.8 68.0

Employed

3,002 3,145 2,507 2,676 495 468

Employment-population ratio

75.9 76.6 77.6 79.2 68.1 64.6

Unemployed

127 129 100 104 27 25

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.8 3.8 5.1 5.0

Not in labor force

828 830 623 598 205 232

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,248 3,314 2,785 2,815 464 499

Civilian labor force

2,619 2,643 2,263 2,262 356 381

Participation rate

80.6 79.7 81.3 80.4 76.8 76.3

Employed

2,514 2,544 2,165 2,176 348 368

Employment-population ratio

77.4 76.8 77.8 77.3 75.1 73.7

Unemployed

105 99 98 86 8 13

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.7 4.3 3.8 2.2 3.3

Not in labor force

629 671 521 553 108 119

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,573 8,134 8,266 7,840 307 294

Civilian labor force

2,191 1,972 2,116 1,915 75 57

Participation rate

25.6 24.2 25.6 24.4 24.6 19.3

Employed

2,111 1,900 2,036 1,843 75 57

Employment-population ratio

24.6 23.4 24.6 23.5 24.6 19.3

Unemployed

80 72 80 72 0 0

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 0.0 -

Not in labor force

6,382 6,162 6,150 5,925 232 237

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,180 5,063 4,667 4,555 513 508

Civilian labor force

2,634 2,456 2,358 2,196 275 260

Participation rate

50.8 48.5 50.5 48.2 53.6 51.2

Employed

2,530 2,376 2,263 2,122 267 254

Employment-population ratio

48.8 46.9 48.5 46.6 52.1 50.0

Unemployed

104 80 96 74 8 6

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.3 4.1 3.4 2.8 2.3

Not in labor force

2,546 2,607 2,309 2,359 238 248

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

222,987 225,046 98,726 99,978 124,261 125,068

Civilian labor force

146,005 147,418 74,087 74,682 71,918 72,736

Participation rate

65.5 65.5 75.0 74.7 57.9 58.2

Employed

139,378 141,599 70,623 71,671 68,755 69,928

Employment-population ratio

62.5 62.9 71.5 71.7 55.3 55.9

Unemployed

6,627 5,819 3,464 3,011 3,163 2,808

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 4.7 4.0 4.4 3.9

Not in labor force

76,982 77,628 24,639 25,296 52,343 52,332

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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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