Veterans in Some Regions Suffer Homelessness, Joblessness

The overall uptick in the national economy may be good news for most veterans, but some states are bucking that trend, according to a new report from researchers at Purdue University.

Ten states ― California, Washington, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, Arkansas and South Dakota ― are seeing increases in homeless veterans, according to 2017 statistics cited in the report. And while unemployment among veterans has dropped, there are regions where veteran unemployment is still higher than that of civilians of similar age, including six western states, five northeastern states and three southeastern states.

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