Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2021 annual averages

Table 2B. Employment status of men 18 years and over by veteran status, age, and period of service, 2021 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status, age, and period of service Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force

VETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

16,533 7,670 46.4 7,332 44.3 337 4.4 8,863

18 to 24 years

206 163 79.1 150 72.5 14 8.3 43

25 to 34 years

1,219 1,030 84.4 966 79.3 63 6.1 190

35 to 44 years

1,698 1,458 85.9 1,394 82.1 64 4.4 240

45 to 54 years

2,190 1,827 83.4 1,767 80.7 59 3.3 363

55 to 64 years

3,011 1,881 62.5 1,797 59.7 84 4.5 1,130

65 years and over

8,208 1,311 16.0 1,258 15.3 53 4.1 6,897

Gulf War era, total

Total, 18 years and over

6,541 5,104 78.0 4,890 74.8 215 4.2 1,437

18 to 24 years

206 163 79.1 150 72.5 14 8.3 43

25 to 34 years

1,219 1,030 84.4 966 79.3 63 6.1 190

35 to 44 years

1,698 1,458 85.9 1,394 82.1 64 4.4 240

45 to 54 years

1,909 1,605 84.1 1,555 81.4 50 3.1 304

55 to 64 years

1,070 739 69.1 718 67.1 21 2.8 331

65 years and over

438 109 25.0 107 24.4 3 2.4 329

Gulf War era II

Total, 18 years and over

3,858 3,113 80.7 2,970 77.0 144 4.6 745

18 to 24 years

206 163 79.1 150 72.5 14 8.3 43

25 to 34 years

1,219 1,030 84.4 966 79.3 63 6.1 190

35 to 44 years

1,309 1,117 85.3 1,074 82.0 44 3.9 192

45 to 54 years

597 495 82.9 482 80.8 13 2.6 102

55 to 64 years

402 277 68.9 268 66.7 9 3.2 125

65 years and over

124 31 25.0 29 23.8 2 - 93

Gulf War era I

Total, 35 years and over

2,683 1,991 74.2 1,920 71.6 71 3.6 692

35 to 44 years

389 341 87.6 321 82.4 20 5.9 48

45 to 54 years

1,312 1,110 84.6 1,072 81.7 38 3.4 202

55 to 64 years

668 462 69.2 450 67.4 12 2.6 206

65 years and over

314 78 25.0 77 24.6 1 1.4 236

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total, 55 years and over

6,341 1,037 16.4 992 15.6 46 4.4 5,304

55 to 64 years

152 62 41.0 58 38.5 4 6.2 89

65 years and over

6,190 975 15.8 933 15.1 42 4.3 5,215

Other service periods

Total, 45 years and over

3,652 1,529 41.9 1,451 39.7 77 5.1 2,123

45 to 54 years

281 222 79.0 213 75.8 9 4.1 59

55 to 64 years

1,790 1,080 60.3 1,021 57.0 60 5.5 710

65 years and over

1,581 227 14.3 218 13.8 9 3.9 1,354

NONVETERANS, MEN

Total, 18 years and over

105,515 76,752 72.7 72,539 68.7 4,213 5.5 28,763

18 to 24 years

14,053 9,320 66.3 8,347 59.4 973 10.4 4,733

25 to 34 years

21,139 18,580 87.9 17,476 82.7 1,103 5.9 2,559

35 to 44 years

18,934 17,033 90.0 16,245 85.8 789 4.6 1,901

45 to 54 years

17,122 14,890 87.0 14,263 83.3 626 4.2 2,233

55 to 64 years

17,185 12,339 71.8 11,817 68.8 522 4.2 4,847

65 years and over

17,081 4,591 26.9 4,391 25.7 200 4.4 12,490

NOTE: Veterans are men and women who 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 are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022