BALTIMORE, MD—With Veterans Day approaching and the veteran unemployment rate falling to 2.7 percent, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live.
Baltimore came in near the bottom of the list, ranking at number 97 out of 100 cities.
The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from the share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability and the availability of VA health facilities.
Topping the list were Raleigh, NC and Austin, TX.
WalletHub also released the results of its 2022 Military Money Survey, which revealed that 70% of Americans agree that military families experience more financial stress than the average family. To help with that, WalletHub’s editors selected 2022’s Best Military Credit Cards, which provide hundreds of dollars in annual savings potential. Below are highlights from the reports, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
|Best Cities for Veterans||Worst Cities for Veterans|
|1. Raleigh, NC||91. Indianapolis, IN|
|2. Austin, TX||92. Fresno, CA|
|3. Laredo, TX||93. Chicago, IL|
|4. Madison, WI||94. Stockton, CA|
|5. Tampa, FL||95. Toledo, OH|
|6. Orlando, FL||96. Baton Rouge, LA|
|7. Boise, ID||97. Baltimore, MD|
|8. Lincoln, NE||98. Memphis, TN|
|9. Irvine, CA||99. Newark, NJ|
|10. Colorado Springs, CO||100. Detroit, MI|
Interestingly, 71% of military members think the U.S. does not take care of its veterans financially.
The full reports can be viewed online here and here.
Additional information is available in the video below.
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