On May 5, the U.S. Census Bureau released experimental Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO) statistics. These tabulations show earnings and employment outcomes for U.S. Army veterans who completed their initial term of active-duty service. VEO are generated by linking veteran records provided by the U.S. Army to national administrative data on jobs at the U.S. Census Bureau. Coverage includes Army veterans' labor market outcomes one, five, and 10 years after discharge, by military occupation, rank, demographics (age, sex, race, ethnicity, education), industry and geography of employment.
VEO data are currently only available at the national level. State-level VEO data will be released in forthcoming weeks. Although VEO currently covers only Army veterans, these statistics could potentially be expanded to other service branches.
Public release files https://lehd.ces.census.gov/data/veo_experimental.html
Data explorer https://lehd.ces.census.gov/applications/veo
The VEO is made possible through data sharing partnerships between the U.S. Army, State Labor Market Information offices, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau invites economists to send questions and comments to CES.Local.Employment.Dynamics@census.gov