Best Places for Veterans


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans aged 18-24, face a 21.4% unemployment rate, versus 14.3% for the general population. The numbers are better for the 24-34 age group of post-9/11 veterans, at 9.5%, but they are still higher than the 7.3% for that age group among the general population. With numbers like these, the question is raised as to whether there are some places in the nation that are better than others for finding employment when veterans are starting out, in their mid-career or retiring from the military? The USAA and Hiring Our Heroes commissioned Sperling’s BestPlaces to identify the top 10 cities for each category. To see all three lists on USAA’s website, click here.

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