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Serving America's Veterans: Program Year 2015

Serving America's Veterans: Program Year 2015

To honor those who have served, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration highlights its services to veterans for quarter four in Program Year (PY) 2015 that runs from April 1st - June 30th, 2016. In PY 2015, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Older Youth programs provided training services to a total of 547,460 participants, of which 35,845 (7%) are veterans. Eighty-four percent of veterans served are male, 14% are female, and 2% are unidentified. The average age of the veterans served is 43. Fifty-six percent identify as white, 26% as African American, 13% as Hispanic, 3% as Other or multiple race [where Other includes: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and American Indian or Alaska Native (not Hispanic)], and 2% identify as Asian American. The outcomes for veterans served were as follows: 75% entered employment, 87% retained the employment, and their six months' average earnings is $16,040.22. OF the 75% that entered employment, 56% identify as white, 26% are African-American, 13% are Hispanic, 4% identify as other or multiple race, [where Other includes: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and American Indian or Alaska Native (not Hispanic)] and 1% identify as Asian.

Data Sources: PY 2015 Q4 Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data