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Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2020, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2020, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Period of service and Reserve or National Guard
status
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in labor
force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor
force

VETERANS

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,575 5,949 78.5 5,530 73.0 419 7.0 1,626

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

2,682 2,166 80.8 2,041 76.1 125 5.8 516

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

4,614 3,557 77.1 3,280 71.1 278 7.8 1,057

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

279 226 81.0 210 75.2 16 7.1 53

Gulf War era II

Total

4,590 3,742 81.5 3,426 74.6 316 8.4 848

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,651 1,419 86.0 1,328 80.5 91 6.4 231

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

2,765 2,185 79.0 1,967 71.2 217 10.0 580

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

174 137 79.0 130 74.8 7 5.4 36

Gulf War era I

Total

2,985 2,207 73.9 2,104 70.5 103 4.7 778

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,031 746 72.4 712 69.1 34 4.5 285

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

1,849 1,373 74.2 1,312 71.0 60 4.4 477

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

105 88 84.3 80 76.0 9 9.8 16

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. The Gulf War era began in August 1990 and continues to the present day. It is divided into two periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present) and Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001). Veterans are counted in only one period of service, their most recent period. Data do not include Reserve and National Guard members who have never been called to Active Duty. Beginning with data for August 2015, estimates from the veterans supplement reflect a change in the weighting methodology. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: March 18, 2021