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Employment Situation of Veterans 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since September 2001 was 5.8% in 2015, down 1.4% from the previous year.  The jobless rate for all veterans during the year was 4.6%.  Includes additional details on veterans’ unemployment by gender, age and service-related disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/women-in-the-labor-force-a-databook-2015.pdf

Tracks women’s historic participation in the U.S. labor force and their earnings. Also covers educational attainment, hours, disability, union membership, and veterans status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Mental Health,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vpj1112.pdf

Presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Includes demographic characteristics, military characteristics, disability, mental health status, current offense, sentence, and criminal history. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

Categories: Children,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2015-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

Reports on an overall 11% decrease in homelessness in the U.S. and a 26% drop in the unsheltered homeless population since 2010, when the Opening Doors strategy was launched to prevent and end homelessness. See also statistics for homelessness by state and sub-state units. Also reports on child, family, veteran, and chronic homelessness. From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Veterans’ Usual Source of Care, 2009-2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Veterans

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st479/stat479.pdf

Provides detailed estimates of the percentage of honorably discharged veterans who reported having a usual source of medical care. The estimates are presented by gender, age, race and ethnicity, poverty status, and type of health insurance. Finds that 86/8% of veterans had a USC. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Veteran Poverty Trends

Categories: Income/Poverty,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/vetdata/docs/SpecialReports/Veteran_Poverty_Trends.pdf

Brief document with charts and maps on the extent of poverty among veterans and how it compares to nonveterans.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

 

Demographic Characteristics of Business Owners and Employees: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/Issue_Brief_6_Demographic_Characteristics_2013.pdf

Compares business owner characteristics—age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, education and so forth—to characteristics of employees in the U.S. economy.  From the U. S. Small Business Administration

 

Snapshot of Complaints Received From Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Veterans

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_snapshot-of-complaints-received-from-servicemembers-veterans-and-their-families.pdf

Offers data and trends about consumer complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  More than 17,000 complaints were received during 2014.  Includes special focus on problems involving management of financial accounts.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

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