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Tobacco Product Use Among Military Veterans, United States, 2010-2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6701a2.htm?s_cid=mm6701a2_w

Finds that nearly 30% of veterans use tobacco products, a much higher percentage than among the adult population at large, with cigarettes the most common product used.  Also covers tobacco quit ratios.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Confederate Symbols: Relation to Federal Lands and Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,History,Veterans

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44959.pdf

Focuses on federal agencies that administer assets or fund activities in which Confederate memorials and references to Confederate history are present.  Discusses the agencies’ policies concerning such symbols, recent legislative proposals, and issues for Congress.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce: The Role of Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52503-transitionreport.pdf

Describes the use of unemployment benefits among service members who have recently transitioned to the civilian workforce.  Focuses on the use of the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52418-laborforceveterans_1.pdf

Tracks the ability of recently-discharged military veterans to gain employment, compares their experience with that of non-veterans, and identifies veterans having the most trouble in getting jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans—2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Vietnam

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

The unemployment rate for post-2001 veterans moved down to 5.1% in 2016.  Provides details about veterans’ employment status by gender, age, service-connected disability status, and state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-36.pdf

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau

 

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