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Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2021, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Employment status of Gulf War-era II veterans 18 years and over by location of service, August 2021, 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

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

Served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both(1)

1,905 1,516 79.6 1,476 77.5 40 2.6 390

Served in Iraq(2)

1,452 1,155 79.6 1,131 77.9 24 2.0 297

Served in Afghanistan(3)

1,001 783 78.2 748 74.7 35 4.5 218

Served in both locations(4)

548 423 77.2 403 73.6 19 4.6 125

Served elsewhere

2,777 2,191 78.9 2,113 76.1 78 3.6 586

(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. 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