Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2016 annual averages

Table 6A. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by state, 2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
State 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

TOTAL VETERANS

Total, 18 years and over

20,895 10,581 50.6 10,129 48.5 453 4.3 10,314

Alabama

401 207 51.5 197 49.0 10 4.9 194

Alaska

72 44 61.7 43 60.0 1 2.7 27

Arizona

511 232 45.4 223 43.6 9 3.9 279

Arkansas

235 106 45.0 102 43.6 3 3.1 129

California

1,839 935 50.8 885 48.1 50 5.4 904

Colorado

390 196 50.3 189 48.4 8 3.9 194

Connecticut

204 104 50.8 99 48.6 5 4.4 101

Delaware

75 35 46.6 34 44.7 1 4.1 40

District of Columbia

32 18 56.9 17 52.6 1 7.6 14

Florida

1,652 792 47.9 758 45.9 33 4.2 860

Georgia

723 396 54.7 382 52.8 14 3.5 327

Hawaii

110 57 52.4 56 51.3 1 2.2 52

Idaho

120 58 48.5 56 46.8 2 3.6 62

Illinois

665 332 49.9 310 46.6 22 6.7 333

Indiana

467 251 53.6 246 52.6 5 1.8 217

Iowa

228 119 52.3 114 50.1 5 4.2 109

Kansas

175 87 50.0 83 47.4 5 5.2 88

Kentucky

278 125 44.9 120 43.1 5 3.9 153

Louisiana

321 162 50.5 154 48.0 8 5.0 159

Maine

127 65 51.3 63 49.7 2 3.1 62

Maryland

457 280 61.3 269 59.0 11 3.8 177

Massachusetts

372 166 44.6 158 42.6 8 4.6 206

Michigan

558 244 43.7 236 42.3 8 3.2 314

Minnesota

351 166 47.2 156 44.4 10 5.8 186

Mississippi

207 99 47.6 94 45.4 5 4.6 108

Missouri

455 235 51.5 227 49.9 7 3.2 221

Montana

105 52 49.6 50 47.5 2 4.4 53

Nebraska

128 66 52.1 64 50.0 3 4.1 61

Nevada

243 130 53.5 125 51.3 5 4.0 113

New Hampshire

115 63 55.3 62 54.1 1 2.1 51

New Jersey

369 166 44.9 158 42.7 8 4.9 204

New Mexico

172 84 48.7 81 47.0 3 3.6 88

New York

798 355 44.4 335 41.9 20 5.6 443

North Carolina

729 397 54.5 379 52.0 18 4.5 332

North Dakota

52 30 57.6 29 55.4 1 3.9 22

Ohio

823 404 49.0 387 47.0 17 4.2 419

Oklahoma

316 164 52.0 157 49.7 7 4.5 152

Oregon

323 151 46.8 142 43.8 9 6.3 172

Pennsylvania

876 421 48.1 400 45.6 22 5.2 454

Rhode Island

66 28 42.0 27 40.5 1 3.7 38

South Carolina

403 201 49.8 191 47.3 10 5.0 202

South Dakota

77 45 58.3 44 56.8 1 2.6 32

Tennessee

506 246 48.7 238 46.9 9 3.6 260

Texas

1,698 964 56.7 929 54.7 35 3.6 735

Utah

158 89 56.6 87 55.3 2 2.3 69

Vermont

46 23 50.8 23 49.7 1 2.2 23

Virginia

782 476 60.8 460 58.8 16 3.4 306

Washington

513 232 45.2 223 43.5 9 3.8 281

West Virginia

153 65 42.9 62 40.8 3 4.8 87

Wisconsin

369 191 51.8 182 49.2 10 5.0 178

Wyoming

51 28 54.8 27 52.1 1 5.1 23

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.

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