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31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in government in August 2016 


March 29, 2017
There were about 9.9 million employed veterans in August 2016. About 2.0 million of these veterans had a service-connected disability. Many veterans with a service-connected disability worked in the public sector. In August 2016, 31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in federal, state, or local government, compared with 19 percent of veterans with no disability and 13 percent of nonveterans. Full Text »
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How do United States consumer expenditures compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?

In 2014, U.S. consumers spent almost 19 percent of every dollar on transportation, which is 87 percent higher than what Japan spent. U.S. households also spent about 9 percent on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, which was 5 times higher than the U.K. Expenditure shares are the percentages of total expenditures allotted to each spending category. Japan’s share of food expenditures was the highest among the other two countries.
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