The Veteran Opportunity Report, powered by LinkedIn data and insights, explores the current state of veteran employment and how challenging it can be for veterans to face the realities of not doing work that makes full use of their skills and abilities. 

LinkedIn is uniquely positioned to drive more effective veteran-hiring practices by creating a better understanding of how skills, networks, and employer perceptions affect a veteran’s post-service journey. Insights in the veteran opportunity report include:

  • Though veteran unemployment has decreased over the past decade, veterans are more likely to be underemployed than nonveterans.
  • Veterans remain with their initial company longer and are more likely to be promoted earlier than nonveterans.
  • Veterans are more likely to have a graduate degree or higher and have more work experience, on average, than nonveterans.