As of fall 2013, veterans were employed at Eastern Illinois University at rates that exceeded the percentages of veterans in the national labor force, as well as at rates that exceeded the percentages of veterans in the regional labor force.
Veterans in Labor Force and Population:
+ Veterans comprise 8% of the national labor force.
Total U.S. Civil Labor Force (Employed & Unemployed, Age 18 & Older): 151,386,726
Total Veteran Labor Force (Employed and Unemployed): 11,659,939
++ Veterans comprised between 7% and 8% in Coles and Surrounding Counties
Estimated Percentage of Veterans in the Labor Force for Coles County and Surrounding Counties:
Inner 7-County range+++ 8%; Outer 7-County range++++ 7%
+U.S. Census Bureau 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (Obtained through American FactFinder on 9/30/2013)
++U.S. Census Bureau 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Obtained through American FactFinder on 9/30/2013)
+++ Inner 7-County range is composed of Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby.
++++Outer 7-County range is composed of Champaign, Crawford, Effingham, Jasper, Macon, Piatt, and Vermilion.
*List of full-time and part-time new hires with begin dates between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2013
generated as a report from banner on 9/1/2013; 18/199 appointed.
**Total veterans employed or appointed are based on self-identification surveys. Some employees
likely did not respond; 181/1788 snapshot. Data for all employees downloaded from banner on 9/1/2013.