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Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2019, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2019, 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

7,419 5,832 78.6 5,596 75.4 236 4.1 1,587

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

2,476 2,029 81.9 1,934 78.1 95 4.7 447

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

4,731 3,623 76.6 3,481 73.6 141 3.9 1,108

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

212 181 85.2 181 85.2 0 0.0 32

Gulf War era II

Total

4,411 3,520 79.8 3,356 76.1 164 4.7 891

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,451 1,232 84.9 1,162 80.0 71 5.7 219

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

2,821 2,172 77.0 2,079 73.7 93 4.3 649

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

138 115 83.3 115 83.3 0 0.0 23

Gulf War era I

Total

3,008 2,313 76.9 2,240 74.5 72 3.1 695

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,024 796 77.8 772 75.4 24 3.1 228

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

1,910 1,451 76.0 1,403 73.4 48 3.3 459

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

74 66 - 66 - 0 - 8

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: April 22, 2020