Did you know that 1 in 7 men in this country is a veteran, but only 1 in 69 women in this country is a veteran? Women veterans are younger, more diverse, and more likely to have served recently than male veterans.
Women veterans are more likely than male veterans or women nonveterans to be in the workforce and to be employed.
Women veterans are equally likely as male nonveterans and are nearly three times as likely as women nonveterans to work in protective service occupations.
Free employment assistance is available nationwide, and veterans receive priority of service.
The Women Veteran Program monitors the employment situation of women veterans to ensure DOL VETS programs serve women veterans and male veterans equitably. When new or updated information about women veterans in the workforce becomes available, it is made public on this webpage, either as a fact sheet or as a webinar.
Free employment services are available at American Job Centers nationwide, and they are effective for women veterans. In fact, one study showed that women veterans who used them experienced less of a wage gap than women nonveterans using comparable services. Veterans receive priority of service, and veterans with significant barriers to employment may receive more intensive case management, so be sure to tell them you are a veteran!
Unemployment Rates of Women Veterans Enrolled in School (PDF Factsheet)
Women as Share of State Veteran Population (PDF Factsheet)
DOL VETS Programs (PDF Factsheet)
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DOL Supports Veterans (PDF Factsheet)
Women Veterans (PDF Factsheet)
Women Veteran Research Gaps (PDF Factsheet)