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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
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,879 18,429 16,870 16,404 2,009 2,025

Civilian labor force

9,186 8,905 8,024 7,750 1,162 1,155

Participation rate

48.7 48.3 47.6 47.2 57.8 57.0

Employed

8,706 8,645 7,594 7,521 1,111 1,124

Employment-population ratio

46.1 46.9 45.0 45.9 55.3 55.5

Unemployed

480 260 430 228 51 31

Unemployment rate

5.2 2.9 5.4 2.9 4.4 2.7

Not in labor force

9,693 9,524 8,846 8,654 847 870

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,634 4,851 3,824 3,938 810 914

Civilian labor force

3,733 3,891 3,194 3,235 538 656

Participation rate

80.5 80.2 83.5 82.2 66.4 71.8

Employed

3,544 3,758 3,036 3,122 508 637

Employment-population ratio

76.5 77.5 79.4 79.3 62.7 69.7

Unemployed

189 133 158 113 31 19

Unemployment rate

5.1 3.4 5.0 3.5 5.7 3.0

Not in labor force

902 960 630 703 272 258

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,313 3,256 2,793 2,806 520 449

Civilian labor force

2,450 2,343 2,087 2,062 363 282

Participation rate

74.0 72.0 74.7 73.5 69.9 62.7

Employed

2,323 2,301 1,970 2,030 353 270

Employment-population ratio

70.1 70.7 70.5 72.3 68.0 60.2

Unemployed

127 43 117 31 10 11

Unemployment rate

5.2 1.8 5.6 1.5 2.6 4.1

Not in labor force

863 912 706 745 157 168

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

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,771 6,298 6,509 6,047 262 251

Civilian labor force

1,148 937 1,118 897 31 40

Participation rate

17.0 14.9 17.2 14.8 11.7 16.1

Employed

1,102 905 1,071 864 31 40

Employment-population ratio

16.3 14.4 16.5 14.3 11.7 16.1

Unemployed

47 32 47 32 0 0

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.4 4.2 3.6 - -

Not in labor force

5,623 5,361 5,391 5,150 231 211

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

4,161 4,024 3,744 3,613 417 411

Civilian labor force

1,855 1,733 1,625 1,556 230 177

Participation rate

44.6 43.1 43.4 43.1 55.1 43.0

Employed

1,736 1,681 1,517 1,505 219 176

Employment-population ratio

41.7 41.8 40.5 41.6 52.6 42.9

Unemployed

118 52 108 51 11 0

Unemployment rate

6.4 3.0 6.6 3.3 4.6 0.3

Not in labor force

2,306 2,291 2,119 2,057 187 234

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

233,521 236,151 105,022 107,517 128,499 128,634

Civilian labor force

149,093 152,232 76,069 78,168 73,024 74,065

Participation rate

63.8 64.5 72.4 72.7 56.8 57.6

Employed

140,575 147,231 71,452 75,382 69,124 71,849

Employment-population ratio

60.2 62.3 68.0 70.1 53.8 55.9

Unemployed

8,518 5,001 4,617 2,785 3,901 2,216

Unemployment rate

5.7 3.3 6.1 3.6 5.3 3.0

Not in labor force

84,428 83,919 28,953 29,349 55,475 54,570

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).

Last Modified Date: May 06, 2022