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Table 6. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating, period of service, and sex, August 2012, not seasonally adjusted

Table 6. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating,
period of service, and sex, August 2012, not seasonally adjusted
     
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                     Civilian labor force                                 
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
   Presence of disability, reported disability      Civilian                               Employed             Unemployed        Not in  
                     rating,                        noninsti-                                                                      labor  
            period of service, and sex              tutional               Percent                                                 force  
                                                   population    Total       of                  Percent               Percent            
                                                                         population    Total       of        Total       of               
                                                                                               population               labor             
                                                                                                                        force             
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                      TOTAL                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                          
                     VETERANS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................   21,132     10,948      51.8      10,228      48.4         720       6.6      10,184  
With service-connected disability.................    2,972      1,392      46.8       1,301      43.8          91       6.5       1,580  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........    1,112        646      58.1         614      55.3          31       4.9         466  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      698        382      54.7         357      51.1          25       6.6         317  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      911        238      26.1         211      23.2          27      11.2         674  
  Disability rating not reported..................      250        127      50.5         119      47.4           8       6.2         124  
Without service-connected disability..............   14,748      7,668      52.0       7,123      48.3         544       7.1       7,080  
Presence of disability not reported...............    3,412      1,889      55.4       1,804      52.9          85       4.5       1,523  
                                                                                                                                          
               Gulf War era, total                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    5,654      4,634      82.0       4,258      75.3         376       8.1       1,020  
With service-connected disability.................    1,244        886      71.3         827      66.5          59       6.7         358  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      439        376      85.6         362      82.5          14       3.7          63  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      326        244      75.0         225      69.1          19       7.9          81  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      365        183      50.1         164      45.0          19      10.2         182  
  Disability rating not reported..................      114         84      73.1          76      66.7           7       8.8          31  
Without service-connected disability..............    3,417      2,988      87.4       2,722      79.7         266       8.9         429  
Presence of disability not reported...............      993        760      76.5         709      71.4          51       6.7         233  
                                                                                                                                          
                 Gulf War era II                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    2,571      2,081      81.0       1,854      72.1         227      10.9         490  
With service-connected disability.................      712        500      70.3         460      64.7          40       8.0         212  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      219        184      83.9         174      79.2          10       5.6          35  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      189        152      80.4         139      73.6          13       8.4          37  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      236        121      51.3         110      46.6          11       9.2         115  
  Disability rating not reported..................       67         43       (1)          37       (1)           6       (1)          24  
Without service-connected disability..............    1,428      1,241      87.0       1,086      76.1         155      12.5         186  
Presence of disability not reported...............      432        340      78.7         308      71.4          32       9.3          92  
                                                                                                                                          
                  Gulf War era I                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    3,083      2,553      82.8       2,403      78.0         149       5.8         530  
With service-connected disability.................      532        386      72.6         367      68.9          19       5.0         146  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      219        191      87.3         188      85.7           3       1.8          28  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      137         92      67.6          86      62.8           7       7.1          44  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      129         62      47.8          54      41.9           8       (1)          67  
  Disability rating not reported..................       47         41       (1)          39       (1)           2       (1)           6  
Without service-connected disability..............    1,990      1,747      87.8       1,636      82.2         110       6.3         243  
Presence of disability not reported...............      561        420      74.8         400      71.3          20       4.7         141  
                                                                                                                                          
        WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    9,815      3,101      31.6       2,939      29.9         162       5.2       6,714  
With service-connected disability.................    1,299        274      21.1         257      19.8          17       6.1       1,025  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      480        137      28.6         129      26.9           8       6.0         342  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      280         79      28.3          76      27.1           3       4.2         201  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      452         39       8.6          34       7.6           5       (1)         413  
  Disability rating not reported..................       88         18      21.0          18      20.4          -        (1)          69  
Without service-connected disability..............    6,995      2,251      32.2       2,127      30.4         124       5.5       4,743  
Presence of disability not reported...............    1,521        576      37.9         555      36.5          21       3.7         945  
                                                                                                                                          
              Other service periods                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    5,663      3,213      56.7       3,031      53.5         182       5.7       2,450  
With service-connected disability.................      429        232      54.0         216      50.5          15       6.5         197  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      193        133      68.6         123      63.8           9       7.0          61  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............       93         58      62.8          56      60.1           3       (1)          35  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........       94         16      16.9          13      13.4           3       (1)          78  
  Disability rating not reported..................       48         24       (1)          24       (1)          -        (1)          24  
Without service-connected disability..............    4,336      2,429      56.0       2,274      52.4         155       6.4       1,907  
Presence of disability not reported...............      898        553      61.6         541      60.2          13       2.3         345  
                                                                                                                                          
                       MEN                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                          
                     VETERANS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................   19,316      9,836      50.9       9,217      47.7         619       6.3       9,480  
With service-connected disability.................    2,729      1,256      46.0       1,177      43.1          79       6.3       1,473  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........    1,046        595      56.9         569      54.4          26       4.4         450  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      624        335      53.7         311      49.8          24       7.2         289  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      837        216      25.8         192      22.9          24      11.2         621  
  Disability rating not reported..................      223        110      49.4         106      47.4           5       4.1         113  
Without service-connected disability..............   13,496      6,870      50.9       6,404      47.5         466       6.8       6,626  
Presence of disability not reported...............    3,090      1,710      55.3       1,636      52.9          75       4.4       1,380  
                                                                                                                                          
               Gulf War era, total                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    4,812      4,038      83.9       3,719      77.3         319       7.9         773  
With service-connected disability.................    1,042        766      73.5         718      68.9          49       6.4         276  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      382        334      87.6         325      85.1          10       2.9          48  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      257        198      77.1         179      69.8          19       9.5          59  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      311        167      53.5         150      48.3          16       9.8         145  
  Disability rating not reported..................       92         67      73.3          63      68.9           4       (1)          25  
Without service-connected disability..............    2,924      2,607      89.2       2,380      81.4         227       8.7         317  
Presence of disability not reported...............      845        665      78.7         622      73.6          43       6.5         180  
                                                                                                                                          
                 Gulf War era II                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    2,164      1,805      83.4       1,611      74.5         193      10.7         359  
With service-connected disability.................      588        432      73.4         397      67.5          35       8.0         156  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      176        156      88.8         150      85.1           7       4.2          20  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      146        125      86.1         113      77.3          13      10.2          20  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      212        117      54.9         105      49.6          11       9.6          96  
  Disability rating not reported..................       55         34       (1)          30       (1)           4       (1)          21  
Without service-connected disability..............    1,211      1,083      89.4         951      78.5         132      12.2         128  
Presence of disability not reported...............      364        290      79.7         263      72.2          27       9.4          74  
                                                                                                                                          
                  Gulf War era I                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    2,648      2,234      84.4       2,108      79.6         126       5.6         414  
With service-connected disability.................      454        334      73.7         320      70.6          14       4.2         119  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      206        178      86.5         175      85.1           3       1.6          28  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      111         73      65.3          66      59.9           6       (1)          39  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........       99         50      50.5          45      45.3           5       (1)          49  
  Disability rating not reported..................       37         34       (1)          34       (1)          -        (1)           4  
Without service-connected disability..............    1,713      1,525      89.0       1,429      83.4          96       6.3         189  
Presence of disability not reported...............      481        375      77.9         359      74.6          16       4.2         106  
                                                                                                                                          
        WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    9,499      3,003      31.6       2,842      29.9         162       5.4       6,495  
With service-connected disability.................    1,288        273      21.2         256      19.9          17       6.1       1,015  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      479        137      28.6         129      26.9           8       6.0         342  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............      280         79      28.3          76      27.1           3       4.2         201  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........      441         38       8.7          34       7.6           5       (1)         403  
  Disability rating not reported..................       88         18      21.0          18      20.4          -        (1)          69  
Without service-connected disability..............    6,741      2,181      32.4       2,057      30.5         124       5.7       4,561  
Presence of disability not reported...............    1,469        550      37.4         529      36.0          21       3.8         920  
                                                                                                                                          
              Other service periods                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    5,006      2,794      55.8       2,656      53.1         138       4.9       2,212  
With service-connected disability.................      400        217      54.3         203      50.8          14       6.4         183  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........      184        124      67.1         115      62.4           9       6.9          61  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............       87         58      66.2          56      64.0           2       (1)          29  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........       85         11      13.1           8       9.1           3       (1)          74  
  Disability rating not reported..................       43         24       (1)          24       (1)          -        (1)          19  
Without service-connected disability..............    3,830      2,082      54.3       1,967      51.4         114       5.5       1,749  
Presence of disability not reported...............      776        495      63.9         485      62.5          10       2.1         280  
                                                                                                                                          
                      WOMEN                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                          
                     VETERANS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................    1,816      1,112      61.3       1,011      55.7         101       9.1         704  
With service-connected disability.................      242        136      56.0         124      51.1          12       8.8         107  
  Less than 30 percent disability rating..........       66         51      76.4          46      68.9           5       (1)          16  
  30 to 50 percent disability rating..............       75         47      62.9          46      61.4           1       (1)          28  
  60 percent or higher disability rating..........       74         22       (1)          20       (1)           2       (1)          53  
  Disability rating not reported..................       27         16       (1)          13       (1)           3       (1)          11  
Without service-connected disability..............    1,252        798      63.7         719      57.4          79       9.9         454  
Presence of disability not reported...............      322        179      55.5         168      52.3          10       5.7         143  
                                                                                                                                          
               Gulf War era, total                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................      843        596      70.7         539      63.9          57       9.6         247  
With service-connected disability.................      202        120      59.5         110      54.2          11       8.8          82  
Without service-connected disability..............      493        381      77.2         342      69.4          38      10.1         112  
Presence of disability not reported...............      148         95      64.3          87      58.8           8       8.4          53  
                                                                                                                                          
                 Gulf War era II                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................      407        276      67.9         243      59.7          33      12.1         131  
With service-connected disability.................      123         68      55.3          63      50.9           5       (1)          55  
Without service-connected disability..............      217        159      73.3         135      62.3          24      15.0          58  
Presence of disability not reported...............       67         49       (1)          45       (1)           4       (1)          18  
                                                                                                                                          
                  Gulf War era I                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................      435        319      73.3         296      67.9          24       7.4         116  
With service-connected disability.................       79         52      66.0          47      59.4           5       (1)          27  
Without service-connected disability..............      276        222      80.3         207      75.0          15       6.6          55  
Presence of disability not reported...............       80         45      56.5          42      51.9           4       (1)          35  
                                                                                                                                          
        WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................      316         98      30.9          98      30.9          -         -          218  
With service-connected disability.................       11          1       (1)           1       (1)          -         -           10  
Without service-connected disability..............      253         71      27.8          71      27.8          -        (1)         183  
Presence of disability not reported...............       52         26       (1)          26       (1)          -         -           25  
                                                                                                                                          
              Other service periods                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                          
  Total...........................................      657        419      63.8         375      57.1          44      10.5         238  
With service-connected disability.................       29         15       (1)          13       (1)           1       (1)          15  
Without service-connected disability..............      506        347      68.6         306      60.6          40      11.7         159  
Presence of disability not reported...............      122         58      47.1          55      45.2           2       (1)          65  
 
   1 Rates not shown where the base is less than 75,000. Small estimated levels are based on a small number of survey responses and, thus,
are subject to relatively large standard errors.
   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.
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. A service-connected disability is a health
condition or impairment caused or made worse by military service. The associated disability rating, which can range from 0 to 100 percent,
is determined from a rating schedule published in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, "Title 38." More information appears in the
Technical Note of this release. Dash represents or rounds to zero.



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