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Veterans Served in 2015

Veterans Served in 2015

To honor those who have served, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration highlights its services to Veterans in Program Year (PY) 2015, which runs from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. In PY 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs served a total of 286,764 Veterans and the Wagner-Peyser (W-P) program served a total of 858,490 Veterans. The outcomes for Veterans served by WIA/WIOA were as follows: 63.5% employment rate, 83.1% retention rate, with six months' average earnings at $16,880. Similarly, the outcomes for Veterans served by W-P were: employment rate of 60.1%, retention rate of 83.2%, and six months' average earnings of $17,803. After a slight decline from quarter one to quarter two, there was an increase in the percentage of female Veterans served by W-P from quarter two to quarter four: quarter one, 15.1%; quarter two, 14.8%; quarter three, 14.9%; and quarter four, 15.6%. There was an increase in the percentage of homeless Veterans served by the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) over the course of the year: quarter one, 9.7%; quarter two, 9.8%; quarter three, 10.3%; and quarter four, 10.6%.