• Cost of Military Spouse Unemployment, Underemployment Mounts0

    High rates of unemployment, underemployment and reduced labor force participation among military spouses are costing the nation between $710 million and $1.1 billion a year, according to a new report from Blue Star Families.
    The study calculated the cost of lost federal income tax, unemployment benefits, and costs for health care issues related to unemployment and underemployment. The lost income taxes that spouses would have paid represented the largest component of the economic impact, ranging from $578 million to $763 million …

  • Spouse Hiring Program Reaches New Heights0

    A Pentagon program intended to help military spouses find rewarding careers despite frequent relocations added 30 companies and organizations at a Washington Navy Yard event Wednesday, raising the total number of participants past 160. The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is needed in the military community to combat spouses’ high unemployment rates and historically low wages …