Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 36. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by sex and period of service, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Employment status and period of service Total Women Men Women
as a
percent
of total
TOTAL VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

22,182 1,757 20,425 7.9

Civilian labor force

12,102 1,134 10,968 9.4

Participation rate

54.6 64.5 53.7

Employed

11,119 1,042 10,076 9.4

Employment-population ratio

50.1 59.3 49.3

Unemployed

983 91 892 9.3

Unemployment rate

8.1 8.0 8.1

Not in labor force

10,080 623 9,457 6.2
PERIOD OF SERVICE
Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,940 347 1,593 17.9

Civilian labor force

1,620 257 1,363 15.9

Participation rate

83.5 74.2 85.6

Employed

1,455 228 1,228 15.7

Employment-population ratio

75.0 65.6 77.1

Unemployed

165 30 136 18.2

Unemployment rate

10.2 11.5 9.9

Not in labor force

319 89 230 27.9
Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,915 451 2,464 15.5

Civilian labor force

2,556 361 2,195 14.1

Participation rate

87.7 80.1 89.1

Employed

2,361 335 2,026 14.2

Employment-population ratio

81.0 74.4 82.2

Unemployed

195 26 169 13.3

Unemployment rate

7.6 7.1 7.7

Not in labor force

358 90 269 25.1
World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

11,390 382 11,008 3.4

Civilian labor force

4,356 133 4,223 3.1

Participation rate

38.2 34.8 38.4

Employed

4,029 126 3,903 3.1

Employment-population ratio

35.4 32.9 35.5

Unemployed

327 7 320 2.1

Unemployment rate

7.5 5.4 7.6

Not in labor force

7,034 249 6,785 3.5
Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,937 577 5,360 9.7

Civilian labor force

3,569 382 3,187 10.7

Participation rate

60.1 66.2 59.5

Employed

3,273 354 2,919 10.8

Employment-population ratio

55.1 61.3 54.5

Unemployed

296 29 267 9.8

Unemployment rate

8.3 7.5 8.4

Not in labor force

2,368 195 2,173 8.2
NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. 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.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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