Military spouses overwhelmingly report employment struggles, including being underemployed and/or overqualified for the positions they hold. Consider these facts:
- Active duty military spouses faced a 24% unemployment rate, according to a 2017 survey from the Department of Defense.
- 31% are working part-time, even if they would prefer to work full-time, the Council of Economic Advisers reports.
- The lack of employment opportunities causes stress and influences a family’s decision to stay in or leave the military, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
This article addresses the common employment challenges facing military spouses and which high-growth careers may be a good fit.
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