The Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) is a national threshold Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (VEER) for veterans and other eligible persons served by the Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program and the Wagner-Peyser funded Employment Service.

The VEER is Calculated as Follows

Of those veterans and other eligible persons who were not employed at program entry: The number of veterans and eligible persons who are employed in the first quarter after the exit quarter divided by the number of veterans and eligible persons who exit during this quarteri.

The National VEER for Program Year (PY) 2020 was 52.5 percent. The UNTEER (90 percent of the PY National VEER) for PY 2020 was 47.2 percent. States with VEERs of 47.2 percent or higher have met or “passed” the UNTEER for PY 2020.

The table below shows the percentage of exiters who were unemployed or received notice of termination/layoff at program entry and were then employed in the first quarter after exit for each state, ranked from highest to lowest VEER.

PY 2020 Veteran Entered Employment Rates by State

The table below shows the percentage of exiters who were unemployed or received notice of termination/layoff
State  Entered Employment  Exiters  VEER  Pass/Fail  Rank 
State  INDIANA Entered Employment  6,064 Exiters  8,446 VEER  71.8% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  1
State  MISSISSIPPI Entered Employment  754 Exiters  1,153 VEER  65.4% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  2
State  OHIO Entered Employment  840 Exiters  1,377 VEER  61.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  3
State  RHODE ISLAND Entered Employment  157 Exiters  258 VEER  60.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  4
State  NEBRASKA Entered Employment  372 Exiters  614 VEER  60.6% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  5
State  COLORADO Entered Employment  3,085 Exiters  5,147 VEER  59.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  6
State  KANSAS Entered Employment  808 Exiters  1,371 VEER  58.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  7
State  UTAH Entered Employment  6,170 Exiters  10,489 VEER  58.8% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  8
State  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Entered Employment  134 Exiters  235 VEER  57.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  9
State  VIRGINIA Entered Employment  1,334 Exiters  2,352 VEER  56.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  10
State  WISCONSIN Entered Employment  900 Exiters  1,606 VEER  56.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  11
State  IDAHO Entered Employment  499 Exiters  892 VEER  55.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  12
State  NEW HAMPSHIRE Entered Employment  233 Exiters  419 VEER  55.6% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  13
State  ARKANSAS Entered Employment  1,930 Exiters  3,477 VEER  55.5% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  14
State  SOUTH DAKOTA Entered Employment  171 Exiters  309 VEER  55.3% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  15
State  WYOMING Entered Employment  306 Exiters  557 VEER  54.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  16
State  ALASKA Entered Employment  347 Exiters  634 VEER  54.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  17
State  ILLINOIS Entered Employment  2,338 Exiters  4,273 VEER  54.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  18
State  MONTANA Entered Employment  740 Exiters  1,358 VEER  54.5% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  19
State  TENNESSEE Entered Employment  692 Exiters  1,297 VEER  53.4% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  20
State  MISSOURI Entered Employment  1,237 Exiters  2,326 VEER  53.2% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  21
State  KENTUCKY Entered Employment  168 Exiters  316 VEER  53.2% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  22
State  PENNSYLVANIA Entered Employment  1,291 Exiters  2,435 VEER  53.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  23
State  SOUTH CAROLINA Entered Employment  996 Exiters  1,891 VEER  52.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  24
State  NORTH DAKOTA Entered Employment  109 Exiters  209 VEER  52.2% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  25
State  NEVADA Entered Employment  1,123 Exiters  2,159 VEER  52.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  26
State  ARIZONA Entered Employment  1,603 Exiters  3,095 VEER  51.8% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  27
State  GEORGIA Entered Employment  4,264 Exiters  8,254 VEER  51.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  28
State  DELAWARE Entered Employment  238 Exiters  468 VEER  50.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  29
State  VERMONT Entered Employment  127 Exiters  250 VEER  50.8% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  30
State  NORTH CAROLINA Entered Employment  3,182 Exiters  6,293 VEER  50.6% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  31
State  ALABAMA Entered Employment  1,227 Exiters  2,453 VEER  50.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  32
State  VIRGIN ISLANDS Entered Employment  6 Exiters  12 VEER  50.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  33
State  TEXAS Entered Employment  12,455 Exiters  24,916 VEER  50.0% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  34
State  FLORIDA Entered Employment  3,762 Exiters  7,532 VEER  49.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  35
State  IOWA Entered Employment  466 Exiters  934 VEER  49.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  36
State  MINNESOTA Entered Employment  718 Exiters  1,446 VEER  49.7% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  37
State  NEW YORK Entered Employment  4,100 Exiters  8,308 VEER  49.4% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  38
State  OREGON Entered Employment  2,309 Exiters  4,719 VEER  48.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  39
State  MICHIGAN Entered Employment  1,876 Exiters  3,835 VEER  48.9% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  40
State  WEST VIRGINIA Entered Employment  570 Exiters  1,172 VEER  48.6% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  41
State  MASSACHUSETTS Entered Employment  1,633 Exiters  3,436 VEER  47.5% Pass/Fail  PASS Rank  42
State  MARYLAND Entered Employment  1,172 Exiters  2,506 VEER  46.8% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  43
State  MAINE Entered Employment  147 Exiters  326 VEER  45.1% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  44
State  NEW MEXICO Entered Employment  431 Exiters  958 VEER  45.0% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  45
State  OKLAHOMA Entered Employment  574 Exiters  1,293 VEER  44.4% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  46
State  WASHINGTON Entered Employment  1,639 Exiters  3,740 VEER  43.8% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  47
State  GUAM Entered Employment  10 Exiters  23 VEER  43.5% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  48
State  CALIFORNIA Entered Employment  2,646 Exiters  6,179 VEER  42.8% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  49
State  HAWAII Entered Employment  109 Exiters  257 VEER  42.4% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  50
State  LOUISIANA Entered Employment  578 Exiters  1,383 VEER  41.8% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  51
State  CONNECTICUT Entered Employment  293 Exiters  741 VEER  39.5% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  52
State  NEW JERSEY Entered Employment  389 Exiters  1,083 VEER  35.9% Pass/Fail  FAIL Rank  53
State  NATIONAL Entered Employment  79,322 Exiters  151,212 VEER  52.5% Pass/Fail  Rank 

SOURCE: State Wagner-Peyser and Jobs for Veterans State Grants quarterly reports; Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS). Data as of 06/30/2021.

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 2-13 (PDF); Implementation of the Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) for Veterans and Eligible Persons in the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service and Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG)