This chart will be updated annually and is intended for use by contractors who choose to set a VEVRAA hiring benchmark using the annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force. Contractors who wish to establish their own customized benchmark should visit https://ofccp.dol-esa.gov/errd/VEVRAA.jsp.

Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Effective Dates
 
  From To
Percentage*
Effective Date**
5.7 03/31/2020
5.9 03/31/2019 03/30/2020
6.4 03/31/2018 03/30/2019
6.7 03/31/2017 03/30/2018
6.9 03/04/2016 03/30/2017
7 04/21/2015 03/03/2016
7.2 03/24/2014 04/20/2015

* The data used to calculate the annual national percentage of veterans as a benchmark is available the first Friday in January each year at: www.bls.gov/cps/demographics.htm#vets.

** If using the annual national percentage of veterans as a benchmark, then a contractor would select whichever percentage is effective when the AAP year begins.