With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. sending additional troops to NATO countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as accompanying videos, along with its Memorial Day Facts infographic.
To help our troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.
Military Retirement in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 47th – Veterans per Capita
- 47th – % of Homeless Veterans
- 47th – Veteran Job Opportunities
- 50th – Housing Affordability
- 49th – % of Veteran-Owned Businesses
Memorial Day Facts
- 91 – Number of members of the 117th Congress who have served in the U.S. military, the lowest total since at least World War II.
- 3 Million – Number of people expected to travel by plane over Memorial Day weekend (up 25% over 2021).
- 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total).
- 20 to 70 Percent Off – Discount shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.
For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-military-retirees/3915