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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

HOUSEHOLD DATA
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
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,359 17,981 16,449 16,059 1,910 1,922

Civilian labor force

8,706 8,417 7,607 7,267 1,099 1,150

Participation rate

47.4 46.8 46.2 45.3 57.5 59.8

Employed

8,224 8,090 7,180 6,999 1,044 1,091

Employment-population ratio

44.8 45.0 43.6 43.6 54.7 56.8

Unemployed

483 327 428 268 55 59

Unemployment rate

5.5 3.9 5.6 3.7 5.0 5.1

Not in labor force

9,653 9,564 8,842 8,792 811 772

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,503 4,607 3,727 3,834 776 773

Civilian labor force

3,497 3,637 2,963 3,081 534 557

Participation rate

77.7 79.0 79.5 80.4 68.8 72.0

Employed

3,281 3,500 2,765 2,974 516 526

Employment-population ratio

72.9 76.0 74.2 77.6 66.5 68.1

Unemployed

216 137 198 107 18 30

Unemployment rate

6.2 3.8 6.7 3.5 3.4 5.5

Not in labor force

1,006 969 764 753 242 216

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,101 3,131 2,604 2,599 497 532

Civilian labor force

2,256 2,236 1,934 1,879 323 357

Participation rate

72.8 71.4 74.3 72.3 65.0 67.2

Employed

2,136 2,144 1,832 1,804 303 340

Employment-population ratio

68.9 68.5 70.4 69.4 61.1 63.9

Unemployed

121 92 101 74 19 18

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.1 5.2 4.0 6.0 4.9

Not in labor force

844 895 670 720 174 175

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,711 6,328 6,475 6,105 236 223

Civilian labor force

1,155 1,002 1,117 952 38 50

Participation rate

17.2 15.8 17.2 15.6 16.3 22.2

Employed

1,116 961 1,081 917 35 45

Employment-population ratio

16.6 15.2 16.7 15.0 14.8 20.0

Unemployed

39 40 35 35 4 5

Unemployment rate

3.4 4.0 3.2 3.7 - -

Not in labor force

5,556 5,326 5,358 5,153 198 173

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,044 3,915 3,643 3,521 401 394

Civilian labor force

1,797 1,542 1,593 1,355 204 186

Participation rate

44.4 39.4 43.7 38.5 50.8 47.3

Employed

1,691 1,485 1,501 1,304 190 180

Employment-population ratio

41.8 37.9 41.2 37.0 47.3 45.8

Unemployed

107 57 93 51 14 6

Unemployment rate

5.9 3.7 5.8 3.8 6.9 3.2

Not in labor force

2,247 2,373 2,050 2,166 197 208

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

233,874 235,095 105,419 106,291 128,455 128,804

Civilian labor force

150,260 151,257 76,842 77,395 73,417 73,862

Participation rate

64.2 64.3 72.9 72.8 57.2 57.3

Employed

140,364 144,876 71,745 74,192 68,619 70,684

Employment-population ratio

60.0 61.6 68.1 69.8 53.4 54.9

Unemployed

9,895 6,381 5,097 3,203 4,798 3,178

Unemployment rate

6.6 4.2 6.6 4.1 6.5 4.3

Not in labor force

83,614 83,837 28,577 28,896 55,038 54,941

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). Updated population controls introduced with the release of January 2021 data.

Last Modified Date: November 05, 2021