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Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2018, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2018, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Period of service and
Reserve or National Guard status
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

VETERANS

Gulf War era, total

Total

7,258 5,863 80.8 5,627 77.5 236 4.0 1,395

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

2,371 1,965 82.9 1,899 80.1 66 3.4 406

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

4,635 3,687 79.5 3,534 76.2 153 4.1 949

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

251 212 84.2 195 77.5 17 7.9 40

Gulf War era II

Total

4,184 3,393 81.1 3,247 77.6 146 4.3 791

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,431 1,177 82.2 1,152 80.5 25 2.1 254

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

2,588 2,063 79.7 1,958 75.7 105 5.1 526

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

165 153 92.9 136 82.7 17 11.0 12

Gulf War era I

Total

3,074 2,470 80.4 2,381 77.5 90 3.6 603

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

940 788 83.8 746 79.4 41 5.3 152

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

2,047 1,624 79.3 1,575 77.0 48 3.0 423

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

87 59 67.7 59 67.7 0 - 28

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 21, 2019