Texas - The United States Military provides nearly $150 billion in economic impact while also employing approximately 900,000 Texans. Overall, the military creates about 6 percent of Texas economic activity.
Texas has the most working veterans in the nation, and its unemployment rate for all veterans is in the bottom third. Annual averages for 2013 are the most recent data available by state.
Furthermore, the military pours money into local communities by purchasing everything from houses to groceries, which increases local and state tax revenue.
For a full picture of Military economic impact, see the Texas Military Might infographic provided by the Dallas Morning News.
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