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Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2021, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Employment status of Gulf War-era veterans by Reserve or National Guard status, August 2021, 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

7,711 5,915 76.7 5,717 74.1 199 3.4 1,796

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

2,840 2,257 79.5 2,214 77.9 43 1.9 584

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

4,724 3,565 75.5 3,410 72.2 155 4.3 1,160

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

147 94 64.1 93 63.6 1 0.8 53

Gulf War era II

Total

4,682 3,707 79.2 3,589 76.7 118 3.2 975

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,744 1,445 82.8 1,415 81.2 29 2.0 299

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

2,853 2,199 77.1 2,111 74.0 88 4.0 654

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

86 64 74.4 63 73.5 1 - 22

Gulf War era I

Total

3,029 2,208 72.9 2,128 70.2 81 3.6 821

Current or past member of Reserve or National Guard

1,096 812 74.1 798 72.8 14 1.7 284

Never a member of Reserve or National Guard

1,871 1,366 73.0 1,299 69.4 67 4.9 505

Reserve or National Guard membership not reported

61 30 - 30 - - - 31

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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2022