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 the VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark page.

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.