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Employment Situation of Veterans Summary Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2013-2014 annual averages

Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, 2013-2014 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Veteran status and period of service 2013 2014
Total Men Women Total Men Women

TOTAL VETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,397 19,173 2,225 21,229 19,023 2,206

Civilian labor force

10,975 9,565 1,410 10,744 9,358 1,386

Participation rate

51.3 49.9 63.4 50.6 49.2 62.8

Employed

10,253 8,940 1,313 10,171 8,868 1,303

Employment-population ratio

47.9 46.6 59.0 47.9 46.6 59.0

Unemployed

722 625 97 573 490 83

Unemployment rate

6.6 6.5 6.9 5.3 5.2 6.0

Not in labor force

10,422 9,608 815 10,485 9,664 821

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,837 2,259 579 3,185 2,549 635

Civilian labor force

2,286 1,879 407 2,535 2,096 439

Participation rate

80.6 83.2 70.3 79.6 82.2 69.2

Employed

2,081 1,713 368 2,353 1,952 402

Employment-population ratio

73.3 75.8 63.6 73.9 76.6 63.3

Unemployed

205 166 39 182 144 37

Unemployment rate

9.0 8.8 9.6 7.2 6.9 8.5

Not in labor force

552 380 172 649 453 196

NONVETERANS

Civilian noninstitutional population

215,339 94,850 120,489 217,820 96,213 121,607

Civilian labor force

142,391 72,114 70,277 143,207 72,565 70,641

Participation rate

66.1 76.0 58.3 65.7 75.4 58.1

Employed

132,189 66,712 65,477 134,589 68,095 66,494

Employment-population ratio

61.4 70.3 54.3 61.8 70.8 54.7

Unemployed

10,202 5,402 4,800 8,618 4,470 4,148

Unemployment rate

7.2 7.5 6.8 6.0 6.2 5.9

Not in labor force

72,948 22,736 50,212 74,613 23,647 50,966

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. Gulf War-era II veterans served on active duty anywhere in the world sometime since September 2001. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Effective with data for January 2013, estimates for veterans incorporate population controls derived from an updated Department of Veterans Affairs' population model.

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Last Modified Date: March 18, 2015
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