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Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2019, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2019, 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

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

Served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both(1)

1,855 1,433 77.3 1,369 73.8 64 4.5 422

Served in Iraq(2)

1,434 1,117 77.9 1,062 74.1 54 4.9 317

Served in Afghanistan(3)

930 727 78.2 700 75.3 27 3.7 203

Served in both locations(4)

509 411 80.7 394 77.4 17 4.1 98

Served elsewhere

2,556 2,086 81.6 1,987 77.7 100 4.8 470

(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: April 22, 2020