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
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2018

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,532 19,151 18,500 17,283 2,032 1,868

Civilian labor force

10,204 9,388 8,955 8,250 1,250 1,138

Participation rate

49.7 49.0 48.4 47.7 61.5 60.9

Employed

9,830 9,031 8,648 7,944 1,183 1,087

Employment-population ratio

47.9 47.2 46.7 46.0 58.2 58.2

Unemployed

374 357 307 307 67 51

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.8 3.4 3.7 5.4 4.5

Not in labor force

10,328 9,763 9,545 9,033 782 730

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,114 4,159 3,379 3,420 735 740

Civilian labor force

3,322 3,343 2,777 2,804 545 539

Participation rate

80.7 80.4 82.2 82.0 74.2 72.9

Employed

3,183 3,213 2,678 2,698 505 515

Employment-population ratio

77.4 77.3 79.3 78.9 68.7 69.6

Unemployed

139 130 99 106 40 24

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 3.5 3.8 7.4 4.4

Not in labor force

792 816 603 615 190 201

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,376 3,099 2,875 2,639 501 459

Civilian labor force

2,677 2,449 2,293 2,122 384 327

Participation rate

79.3 79.0 79.8 80.4 76.5 71.2

Employed

2,609 2,373 2,239 2,056 369 317

Employment-population ratio

77.3 76.6 77.9 77.9 73.7 69.1

Unemployed

68 76 54 66 14 10

Unemployment rate

2.5 3.1 2.4 3.1 3.7 3.0

Not in labor force

699 649 582 517 118 132

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,020 7,573 7,730 7,315 290 258

Civilian labor force

1,811 1,551 1,753 1,508 58 44

Participation rate

22.6 20.5 22.7 20.6 20.0 16.9

Employed

1,720 1,481 1,666 1,440 54 41

Employment-population ratio

21.5 19.6 21.6 19.7 18.8 15.7

Unemployed

91 71 87 68 4 3

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.6 5.0 4.5 - -

Not in labor force

6,209 6,022 5,977 5,807 232 214

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,022 4,320 4,516 3,909 506 411

Civilian labor force

2,395 2,044 2,132 1,816 263 228

Participation rate

47.7 47.3 47.2 46.5 52.0 55.5

Employed

2,318 1,963 2,065 1,749 254 214

Employment-population ratio

46.2 45.4 45.7 44.7 50.2 52.1

Unemployed

76 81 67 67 9 14

Unemployment rate

3.2 4.0 3.1 3.7 3.5 6.2

Not in labor force

2,627 2,276 2,384 2,093 243 183

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

225,806 230,011 100,305 103,000 125,501 127,012

Civilian labor force

148,156 150,271 75,497 76,886 72,659 73,386

Participation rate

65.6 65.3 75.3 74.6 57.9 57.8

Employed

141,595 144,538 72,300 74,183 69,295 70,355

Employment-population ratio

62.7 62.8 72.1 72.0 55.2 55.4

Unemployed

6,561 5,733 3,198 2,702 3,364 3,031

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.8 4.2 3.5 4.6 4.1

Not in labor force

77,650 79,740 24,808 26,114 52,842 53,626

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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