Finding Work Remains a Struggle for Veterans
While job fairs and government programs are targeting veterans in an attempt to help them find jobs, the success rate so far is low and unemployment remains high.
Tracking Veteran Unemployment
An interactive graphic compares unemployment rates of post-9/11 veterans, civilians and all veterans.
Employment Protections Elusive for Returning Troops
Thousands of National Guard members and reservists must fight to get back their jobs and collect back pay or pensions upon returning to civilian life, despite laws protecting their jobs.
Veterans Face Stricter Rules for Government Contracts
Veterans could lose more than $1 billion in government contracts for their small business efforts after the Department of Veterans Affairs discovered millions in fraudulent awards to companies that claimed to be owned by veterans.
Most States Limit Educational Options for Post-9/11 Vets
A federal GI bill promises a free college education for veterans, but 30 states have put into place residency requirements that force many veterans to pay out-of-state tuition.
Educating Veterans: The GI Bill by School
A data base of U.S. universities, colleges and schools shows where post-9/11 veterans have chosen to use their educational benefits under the GI Bill.
Tracking Veteran Educational Benefits
An interactive graphic reveals which states have policies that require out-of-state veterans to pay higher tuition rates – and which do not.
Veterans at Greater Risk for Homelessness
Hoping for normal lives, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may instead find themselves on the streets or in shelters. It’s a trend that is likely to play out for many more years.
Tracking Veteran Homelessness
An interactive graphic shows the extent of homelessness among post-9/11 veterans around the country.
Default Rate High for Program to Help Veterans in Business
Intended to help veterans launch their own businesses, Patriot Express, a Small Business Administration program, has a default rate nearly 75 percent higher than other small-business loan programs.
GI Program to Educate Veterans Fails Accountability Test
Nonprofit and for-profit schools and universities have collected more than $30 billion to educate Post 9-11 veterans, but there is little data to show how those schools — and the veterans they educate — are doing.