The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) programs are designed to support veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses in their search for meaningful employment. This page delves into the background information that is used to inform decision making and drive policy.


Black Veteran Research

The Black Veterans Research page documents Black veterans’ experience transitioning from military to civilian employment and identifies research gaps that prevent the current state and needs of Black veterans from being fully understood.

Women Veteran Research

The purpose of Women Veterans Research page is to make statistical analyses and other research easily accessible, inform policy decisions and the national narrative on women veterans, and serve as a repository of both statistical analysis and links to applicable external research.

Veteran Unemployment Rates

Monthly Veteran Unemployment Rates by disability status, gender and race/ethnicity.


Fact Sheets, Updates & Reports 

Find the latest VETS Fact Sheets Updates & Congressional Reports.

VETS News & Media

Stay up-to-date with the latest news & videos from DOL VETS.

Veteran Unemployment Rate

Find the current Veteran Unemployment Rate, annual trends, and highlighted findings by gender, disability, and ethnicity.

Policy Guidance Policy Guidance 

Policy Guidance page includes VPLs and GO Memos. 

Veterans’ Program Letters (VPLs) provide policy guidance about VETS programs to grantees. VPLs transmit: program policy, implementation guidance, procedures, and other information to parties under a grant or contract agreement with VETS.

Grant Officer’s Memoranda (GO Memo) are policy notices from the Grant Officer to VETS grant recipients. They are used to communicate changes to the Terms and Conditions of the grant to ensure recipients are aware of a critical process change, or in response to an emergent situation that requires some action or change.

VETS Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers the most commonly asked questions about DOL VETS’ programs and resources. Have a question? (FAQs) can give you direction.

Other links and Resources 

While DOL VETS is the leading resource for veteran employment, you can find additional resources on this page.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

National Resource Directory 

The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.

Warrior Care Site 

Warrior Care

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Explore VA benefits and health care. Learn about employment resources that can help you find a career or get job training as you transition to civilian life.

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) mission is to help transition our military heroes into successful civilian careers in the building trades.