Data Examines and Compares Veteran/Non-Veteran Outcomes
What is the economic picture for our Veterans? What challenges do Veterans face in reaching their goals? How can VA work with communities, Veterans Service Organizations, and policymakers to create more effective, Veteran-centric programs? How can strategic partnerships bolster support for Veterans as they transition from service, go to school, or start new careers?
The 2015 Veteran Economic Opportunity Report is comprised of data that informs VA’s efforts to help Veterans succeed in every aspect of their lives.
The report examines how Veterans compare to their non-Veteran counterparts in obtaining meaningful employment, increasing their income, accessing education, and other indicators of success. It analyzes where Veterans are thriving, what barriers they face, and it provides vital information for removing as many of these barriers as possible.
The key to making the most of this data is putting it in the right hands. When VA, employers, educational institutions, Veterans Service Organizations, and community-based organizations know where Veterans stand, they can make informed decisions about their programs and services. VA is using the report to spur conversations with partners across the country that will help identify areas in need of further analysis and lead to improved support for Veterans.
At the same time, VA is using such information in a restructuring effort called MyVA, which will put Veterans in control of how, when, and where they are served. MyVA will integrate and efficiently deliver Veterans’ services — and make sure Veterans understand how to get what they need from VA.
Read the 2015 Veteran Economic Opportunity Report to learn more about Veterans’ success and the challenges that, together, we will overcome.
Learn more about MyVA at http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2657