Study Finds 43 Percent of Military Spouses Jobless Versus 25 Percent of Civilians

A Blue Star Families report recently found that 43 percent of military spouses are out of work—compared to the 25 percent of civilian spouses.

They also found that approximately 89 to 93 percent of those spouses are women.

On a national level, 18 percent of women over the age of 20, who are military spouses, are unemployed—versus the national 4.4 percent unemployment rate.

Due to the constant moving of a military family, it’s incredibly difficult to maintain a job. Add in raising a...

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