Veterans and Unemployment
What is the unemployment rate among U.S veterans?
The unemployment rate is the percent of unemployed people out of the labor force. The labor force is the sum of people who are employed and people who are unemployed, meaning they do not have a job but are actively seeking one.
People who are not actively seeking work are considered not in the labor force. This group consists mainly of students, housewives, retired workers, seasonal workers interviewed in an off season who were not looking for work, institutionalized people, and people doing only incidental unpaid family work (less than 15 hours during the reference week).
Note that children and seniors are excluded from this data, since it only covers people between ages 18 and 64.
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates, Table S2101. The population considered here only includes civilians in labor force who are 18 to 64 years.