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
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

20,782 19,420 18,762 17,566 2,020 1,854

Civilian labor force

10,493 9,698 9,218 8,569 1,275 1,129

Participation rate

50.5 49.9 49.1 48.8 63.1 60.9

Employed

9,994 9,310 8,812 8,223 1,181 1,087

Employment-population ratio

48.1 47.9 47.0 46.8 58.5 58.6

Unemployed

499 388 406 346 94 42

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.0 4.4 4.0 7.4 3.7

Not in labor force

10,289 9,722 9,544 8,997 745 725

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,034 4,103 3,335 3,410 699 692

Civilian labor force

3,338 3,374 2,813 2,882 525 493

Participation rate

82.8 82.2 84.3 84.5 75.2 71.2

Employed

3,123 3,219 2,650 2,759 473 460

Employment-population ratio

77.4 78.5 79.5 80.9 67.7 66.5

Unemployed

216 155 163 123 53 33

Unemployment rate

6.5 4.6 5.8 4.3 10.0 6.6

Not in labor force

696 728 522 529 173 199

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,295 3,030 2,783 2,551 512 480

Civilian labor force

2,609 2,387 2,231 2,052 377 335

Participation rate

79.2 78.8 80.2 80.4 73.7 69.9

Employed

2,522 2,316 2,163 1,984 359 332

Employment-population ratio

76.5 76.4 77.7 77.8 70.1 69.1

Unemployed

87 71 68 67 18 4

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.0 3.1 3.3 4.8 1.1

Not in labor force

687 643 552 499 135 144

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,341 7,873 8,042 7,605 299 268

Civilian labor force

1,944 1,753 1,877 1,689 67 64

Participation rate

23.3 22.3 23.3 22.2 22.5 23.7

Employed

1,867 1,680 1,804 1,616 63 64

Employment-population ratio

22.4 21.3 22.4 21.3 21.0 23.7

Unemployed

78 73 73 73 4 0

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.2 3.9 4.3 - -

Not in labor force

6,397 6,120 6,165 5,916 232 204

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,112 4,414 4,602 4,000 510 414

Civilian labor force

2,602 2,184 2,297 1,946 305 237

Participation rate

50.9 49.5 49.9 48.7 59.9 57.3

Employed

2,483 2,095 2,196 1,863 287 231

Employment-population ratio

48.6 47.5 47.7 46.6 56.3 55.9

Unemployed

119 89 101 83 19 6

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.1 4.4 4.3 6.1 2.5

Not in labor force

2,510 2,230 2,305 2,054 205 177

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

224,658 227,216 99,680 101,379 124,978 125,837

Civilian labor force

147,061 148,582 74,491 75,345 72,570 73,237

Participation rate

65.5 65.4 74.7 74.3 58.1 58.2

Employed

140,801 143,076 71,234 72,500 69,566 70,576

Employment-population ratio

62.7 63.0 71.5 71.5 55.7 56.1

Unemployed

6,260 5,506 3,256 2,845 3,003 2,661

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.7 4.4 3.8 4.1 3.6

Not in labor force

77,598 78,634 25,189 26,034 52,408 52,600

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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