Just like many Americans, veterans are struggling with issues such as managing personal finances, debt, and unemployment. However, veterans and military personnel also face unique financial situations regarding managing finances and budgeting pre-deployment and limited job opportunities post-deployment, leading to increased unemployment for longer periods of time. Many veterans and military personnel are also facing challenges from cuts in defense spending and increased homelessness.
Worst States for Veteran Homelessness
*Percentage of veterans among total homeless populations as of 2009
Worst States for Veteran Unemployment
*Veteran unemployment rate as of 2010