The U.S. Military’s Economic Impact by the Numbers
“How Much Does Military Spending Add to Hawaii’s Economy?” is the name of a study by the Rand National Defense Research Institute. Here are numbers from the report, including some that received little media attention when it was released in June.
Direct military spending in Hawaii from 2007 to 2009
How much military spending increased gross state product in same three years
Direct military and civilian jobs – 16 percent of state’s labor force
State taxes paid over three years by active duty members, Department of Defense civilian employees and reservists
Amount paid over three years by military to local healthcare providers outside of military facilities
Median annual earnings for active-duty personnel based in Hawaii.
Median annual earnings for civilian employees of the military in Hawaii, compared with $37,400 for all full-time Hawaii workers.
Military spouses who work full-time or part-time
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