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Table 7. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating, period of service, and sex, August 2015, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Employment status of veterans 18 years and over by presence of service-connected disability, reported disability rating, period of service, and sex, August 2015, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Presence of disability, reported disability rating,
period of service, and sex
Civilian
noninstitutional
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

21,170 10,593 50.0 10,121 47.8 472 4.5 10,576

With service-connected disability

4,309 1,972 45.8 1,866 43.3 106 5.4 2,337

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,239 664 53.6 637 51.4 27 4.0 575

30 to 50 percent disability rating

1,041 648 62.2 627 60.2 21 3.3 393

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,595 490 30.7 443 27.8 47 9.6 1,105

Disability rating not reported

434 170 39.2 159 36.7 11 6.4 264

Without service-connected disability

16,310 8,349 51.2 7,987 49.0 362 4.3 7,961

Presence of disability not reported

551 272 49.4 268 48.7 4 1.4 279

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,059 5,804 82.2 5,536 78.4 268 4.6 1,255

With service-connected disability

2,033 1,451 71.3 1,368 67.3 83 5.7 583

Less than 30 percent disability rating

544 428 78.7 410 75.3 19 4.3 116

30 to 50 percent disability rating

570 477 83.7 459 80.6 17 3.6 93

60 percent or higher disability rating

728 420 57.6 381 52.4 38 9.1 308

Disability rating not reported

192 126 65.6 117 61.2 8 6.7 66

Without service-connected disability

4,839 4,221 87.2 4,040 83.5 182 4.3 617

Presence of disability not reported

187 132 70.5 128 68.5 4 2.9 55

Gulf War era II

Total

3,609 2,959 82.0 2,812 77.9 148 5.0 649

With service-connected disability

1,181 864 73.2 816 69.1 48 5.5 317

Less than 30 percent disability rating

228 176 77.1 171 74.7 5 3.0 52

30 to 50 percent disability rating

318 290 91.1 284 89.3 6 1.9 28

60 percent or higher disability rating

528 329 62.3 300 56.9 28 8.6 199

Disability rating not reported

106 69 65.0 61 57.1 8 - 37

Without service-connected disability

2,304 2,012 87.3 1,916 83.2 96 4.8 292

Presence of disability not reported

124 83 67.1 79 64.0 4 4.5 41

Gulf War era I

Total

3,450 2,845 82.4 2,724 79.0 120 4.2 606

With service-connected disability

853 587 68.8 552 64.7 35 5.9 266

Less than 30 percent disability rating

316 253 79.9 239 75.8 13 5.2 63

30 to 50 percent disability rating

251 187 74.3 175 69.6 12 6.3 65

60 percent or higher disability rating

200 91 45.4 81 40.5 10 10.8 109

Disability rating not reported

85 57 66.4 57 66.4 - - 29

Without service-connected disability

2,535 2,209 87.2 2,123 83.8 86 3.9 326

Presence of disability not reported

63 49 - 49 - 0 - 14

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

8,852 2,164 24.4 2,072 23.4 92 4.2 6,688

With service-connected disability

1,671 220 13.2 207 12.4 13 6.1 1,451

Less than 30 percent disability rating

490 104 21.3 98 20.1 6 5.6 386

30 to 50 percent disability rating

312 72 23.0 68 21.7 4 - 240

60 percent or higher disability rating

700 23 3.3 20 2.8 4 - 677

Disability rating not reported

169 21 12.5 21 12.5 - - 148

Without service-connected disability

6,919 1,857 26.8 1,779 25.7 78 4.2 5,062

Presence of disability not reported

262 87 33.1 87 33.1 0 0.0 175

Other service periods

Total

5,259 2,626 49.9 2,513 47.8 113 4.3 2,633

With service-connected disability

604 301 49.8 291 48.1 10 3.4 303

Less than 30 percent disability rating

205 131 64.0 129 62.9 2 1.7 74

30 to 50 percent disability rating

160 100 62.3 100 62.3 - - 60

60 percent or higher disability rating

167 47 28.2 42 25.0 5 - 120

Disability rating not reported

73 23 - 21 - 2 - 50

Without service-connected disability

4,553 2,271 49.9 2,168 47.6 103 4.5 2,281

Presence of disability not reported

102 54 52.5 54 52.5 0 - 49

MEN
VETERANS

Total

19,171 9,340 48.7 8,932 46.6 408 4.4 9,830

With service-connected disability

3,857 1,710 44.3 1,616 41.9 94 5.5 2,146

Less than 30 percent disability rating

1,120 599 53.4 577 51.5 21 3.6 522

30 to 50 percent disability rating

943 574 60.9 553 58.6 21 3.7 369

60 percent or higher disability rating

1,395 382 27.4 340 24.4 42 10.9 1,013

Disability rating not reported

398 155 39.0 146 36.6 10 6.1 242

Without service-connected disability

14,823 7,383 49.8 7,069 47.7 314 4.3 7,440

Presence of disability not reported

491 247 50.4 247 50.4 0 0.0 244

Gulf War era, total

Total

5,891 4,916 83.4 4,702 79.8 213 4.3 975

With service-connected disability

1,699 1,221 71.9 1,145 67.4 76 6.2 478

Less than 30 percent disability rating

451 371 82.2 358 79.3 13 3.6 80

30 to 50 percent disability rating

492 414 84.2 397 80.6 17 4.2 78

60 percent or higher disability rating

588 321 54.6 284 48.3 37 11.6 267

Disability rating not reported

168 115 68.5 106 63.4 8 7.4 53

Without service-connected disability

4,040 3,580 88.6 3,443 85.2 137 3.8 459

Presence of disability not reported

152 114 75.1 114 75.1 0 0.0 38

Gulf War era II

Total

2,972 2,493 83.9 2,368 79.7 125 5.0 480

With service-connected disability

972 715 73.5 672 69.1 42 5.9 258

Less than 30 percent disability rating

189 149 79.2 149 79.2 - - 39

30 to 50 percent disability rating

268 243 90.8 238 88.7 6 2.3 25

60 percent or higher disability rating

415 253 61.0 225 54.1 28 11.2 162

Disability rating not reported

100 68 68.3 60 59.8 8 - 32

Without service-connected disability

1,898 1,701 89.6 1,619 85.3 82 4.8 197

Presence of disability not reported

102 77 75.9 77 75.9 0 0.0 24

Gulf War era I

Total

2,919 2,423 83.0 2,334 80.0 89 3.7 496

With service-connected disability

727 506 69.7 473 65.0 34 6.7 220

Less than 30 percent disability rating

263 222 84.4 208 79.3 13 6.0 41

30 to 50 percent disability rating

224 171 76.2 159 71.0 12 6.9 53

60 percent or higher disability rating

172 67 39.1 59 34.1 9 - 105

Disability rating not reported

68 46 - 46 - - - 21

Without service-connected disability

2,141 1,880 87.8 1,825 85.2 55 2.9 262

Presence of disability not reported

51 37 - 37 - 0 - 13

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

8,537 2,081 24.4 1,990 23.3 92 4.4 6,456

With service-connected disability

1,619 214 13.2 201 12.4 13 6.2 1,405

Less than 30 percent disability rating

479 104 21.7 98 20.5 6 5.6 375

30 to 50 percent disability rating

305 69 22.6 65 21.2 4 - 237

60 percent or higher disability rating

666 20 3.0 16 2.5 4 - 646

Disability rating not reported

169 21 12.5 21 12.5 - - 148

Without service-connected disability

6,669 1,785 26.8 1,707 25.6 78 4.4 4,884

Presence of disability not reported

248 82 32.9 82 32.9 0 0.0 167

Other service periods

Total

4,743 2,343 49.4 2,240 47.2 103 4.4 2,400

With service-connected disability

538 275 51.1 271 50.3 4 1.6 263

Less than 30 percent disability rating

190 123 65.0 121 63.8 2 1.9 66

30 to 50 percent disability rating

146 91 62.6 91 62.6 - - 54

60 percent or higher disability rating

142 41 29.1 40 28.4 1 - 101

Disability rating not reported

60 19 - 18 - 1 - 41

Without service-connected disability

4,114 2,017 49.0 1,918 46.6 99 4.9 2,097

Presence of disability not reported

91 51 56.7 51 56.7 0 - 39

WOMEN
VETERANS

Total

1,999 1,253 62.7 1,189 59.5 64 5.1 746

With service-connected disability

452 262 57.8 249 55.1 12 4.6 191

Less than 30 percent disability rating

119 65 54.8 60 50.3 5 - 54

30 to 50 percent disability rating

98 74 75.2 74 75.2 - - 24

60 percent or higher disability rating

199 108 54.0 102 51.3 5 5.0 92

Disability rating not reported

36 15 - 14 - 1 - 21

Without service-connected disability

1,487 967 65.0 918 61.8 48 5.0 520

Presence of disability not reported

60 25 - 21 - 4 - 35

Gulf War era, total

Total

1,168 888 76.0 833 71.3 55 6.2 280

With service-connected disability

334 230 68.7 223 66.7 6 2.8 105

Without service-connected disability

799 641 80.2 596 74.6 45 7.0 158

Presence of disability not reported

35 18 - 14 - 4 - 17

Gulf War era II

Total

636 467 73.3 443 69.7 23 5.0 170

With service-connected disability

208 149 71.6 144 69.1 5 3.6 59

Without service-connected disability

406 311 76.8 297 73.3 14 4.5 94

Presence of disability not reported

22 6 - 2 - 4 - 16

Gulf War era I

Total

532 421 79.3 390 73.3 32 7.5 110

With service-connected disability

126 80 63.8 79 62.9 1 1.4 46

Without service-connected disability

393 329 83.8 299 76.0 31 9.3 64

Presence of disability not reported

12 12 - 12 - 0 - 1

WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam era

Total

315 83 26.2 83 26.2 - - 232

With service-connected disability

52 6 - 6 - - - 46

Without service-connected disability

250 72 28.7 72 28.7 - - 178

Presence of disability not reported

13 5 - 5 - - - 8

Other service periods

Total

516 282 54.7 273 52.9 9 3.3 234

With service-connected disability

66 26 - 20 - 6 - 40

Without service-connected disability

439 254 58.0 251 57.1 4 1.4 184

Presence of disability not reported

11 2 - 2 - 0 - 9

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 indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). Beginning with data for August 2015, estimates from the veterans supplement reflect a change in the weighting methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 22, 2016
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