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Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2020, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2020, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Period of service and location Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
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

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

Served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both(1)

1,853 1,493 80.6 1,406 75.9 87 5.8 360

Served in Iraq(2)

1,380 1,122 81.4 1,048 75.9 75 6.7 257

Served in Afghanistan(3)

980 791 80.7 748 76.3 43 5.4 189

Served in both locations(4)

507 420 82.9 389 76.8 31 7.3 87

Served elsewhere

2,737 2,249 82.2 2,020 73.8 229 10.2 488

(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. 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