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
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,832 20,511 18,815 18,477 2,017 2,034

Civilian labor force

10,652 10,373 9,369 9,085 1,283 1,288

Participation rate

51.1 50.6 49.8 49.2 63.6 63.3

Employed

10,191 10,063 8,959 8,834 1,233 1,230

Employment-population ratio

48.9 49.1 47.6 47.8 61.1 60.5

Unemployed

461 309 411 251 50 58

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.0 4.4 2.8 3.9 4.5

Not in labor force

10,180 10,138 9,446 9,392 734 746

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,935 4,119 3,235 3,373 701 746

Civilian labor force

3,170 3,306 2,650 2,769 520 537

Participation rate

80.5 80.3 81.9 82.1 74.2 72.0

Employed

3,030 3,176 2,523 2,675 507 500

Employment-population ratio

77.0 77.1 78.0 79.3 72.4 67.1

Unemployed

139 131 127 94 12 37

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.9 4.8 3.4 2.3 6.9

Not in labor force

766 813 585 604 181 209

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,359 3,389 2,854 2,896 504 493

Civilian labor force

2,757 2,749 2,366 2,361 391 388

Participation rate

82.1 81.1 82.9 81.5 77.6 78.7

Employed

2,646 2,679 2,271 2,307 376 372

Employment-population ratio

78.8 79.0 79.6 79.6 74.5 75.4

Unemployed

111 71 95 55 16 16

Unemployment rate

4.0 2.6 4.0 2.3 4.0 4.1

Not in labor force

601 640 488 535 113 105

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,407 7,992 8,106 7,703 301 289

Civilian labor force

2,127 1,830 2,051 1,757 76 73

Participation rate

25.3 22.9 25.3 22.8 25.3 25.4

Employed

2,053 1,784 1,977 1,711 76 73

Employment-population ratio

24.4 22.3 24.4 22.2 25.1 25.4

Unemployed

74 46 74 46 1 0

Unemployment rate

3.5 2.5 3.6 2.6 0.7 -

Not in labor force

6,280 6,162 6,055 5,946 225 216

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,131 5,011 4,620 4,505 511 506

Civilian labor force

2,598 2,487 2,302 2,198 295 290

Participation rate

50.6 49.6 49.8 48.8 57.8 57.3

Employed

2,462 2,425 2,188 2,140 274 284

Employment-population ratio

48.0 48.4 47.4 47.5 53.5 56.2

Unemployed

136 63 114 57 22 5

Unemployment rate

5.2 2.5 5.0 2.6 7.4 1.9

Not in labor force

2,533 2,524 2,318 2,307 216 216

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

224,233 225,860 99,452 100,353 124,781 125,507

Civilian labor force

146,789 148,380 74,586 75,362 72,203 73,018

Participation rate

65.5 65.7 75.0 75.1 57.9 58.2

Employed

139,919 142,394 71,122 72,353 68,797 70,041

Employment-population ratio

62.4 63.0 71.5 72.1 55.1 55.8

Unemployed

6,870 5,986 3,465 3,009 3,406 2,977

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.0 4.6 4.0 4.7 4.1

Not in labor force

77,444 77,480 24,866 24,991 52,578 52,489

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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