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This report was reformatted for accessibility in May 2023. It was originally published by the Family Liaison Office which is now the Global Community Liaison Office.

Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview, Spring 2019 (230 updated posts, 98% of posts reporting) “Adult Family Members” are associated with the US Department of State, the other Foreign Affairs Agencies, as well as all other government agencies operating under Chief of Mission authority.

 


 

The adult family member overseas population totaled 12,159.

Males accounted for 24% of the population with 2,888 individuals reported.

Females accounted for 76% of the population with 9,271 individuals reported.

Chart displaying the reported genders of Adult Family Members overseas

 


 

Report 2016 2017 2018 2019
Spring FAMER 11,861 12,064 12,154 12,159
Fall FAMER 11,841 11,816  11,982

Chart displaying the reported adult family member population overseas

 


 

Working Inside the Mission 3,143 26%
Working Outside the Mission 2,066 17%
Not Employed 6,950 57%
Report Number of EFMs Percentage

Chart displaying reported employment status of family members overseas

 


 

Bureau Family Members at Post Working Inside % Working Outside % Total Family Members Working %
African Affairs (AF) 1,624 35% 18% 54%
East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) 2,409 24% 15% 39%
European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) 3,579 21% 20% 41%
Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) 1,293 28% 15% 43%
South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) 562 46% 16% 62%
Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) 2,692 24% 14% 38%
Total and Average 12,159 26% 17% 43%

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

 


 

Report AF EAP EUR NEA SCA WHA
2016 Spring 594 597 791 408 291 755
2017 Spring 629 598 775 388 288 715
2018 Spring 489 483 602 293 241 514
2019 Spring 572 571 757 359 256 637

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

Chart displaying the number of inside the mission EFM employees by Bureau

 


 

Report 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Spring FAMER 3,110 3,436 3,392 2,602 3,143
Fall FAMER 3,212 3,501 2,373 2,962

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

Category Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMs
Other Field 532 26%
Home Business and Freelance 494 24%
Education 419 20%
Telework 390 19%
Local Economy 231 11%
Total 2,066 100%

Other Fields Defined

Field Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMS
Commute to US 35 1%
DETO 74 4%
Int’l Org/PVO/NGO 133 6%
Law 19 1%
Medical 52 3%
Military 19 1%
Other Dip 15 1%
RECASSN 68 3%
US Gov-DC 127 6%
Total 532 26%

 

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Outside the Mission

 


 

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