Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2015, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2015, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Period of service and location Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent
of population
Number Rate

Total, Gulf War-era II veterans

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

Served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both(1)

1,665 1,308 78.6 1,251 75.1 57 4.4 357

Served in Iraq(2)

1,412 1,124 79.6 1,078 76.3 46 4.1 288

Served in Afghanistan(3)

643 484 75.2 464 72.2 19 4.0 159

Served in both locations(4)

390 300 76.8 291 74.6 9 2.9 90

Served elsewhere

1,944 1,651 85.0 1,560 80.3 91 5.5 292

(1) Refers to veterans who served in Iraq at anytime since March 2003 and veterans who served in Afghanistan at anytime since October 2001. Also includes veterans who served in both countries.
(2) Includes all veterans who served in Iraq at any time since March 2003, whether or not they also served in Afghanistan.
(3) Includes all veterans who served in Afghanistan at any time since October 2001, whether or not they also served in Iraq.
(4) Veterans who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan during the designated dates are also included in the totals of each location above.

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 anywhere in the world at any time since September 2001. Beginning with data for August 2015, estimates from the veterans supplement reflect a change in the weighting methodology.

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