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 today 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 Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 27th – % of Homeless Veterans
- 3rd – Veteran Job Opportunities
- 12th – % of Veteran-Owned Businesses
- 1st – Number of VA Benefits-Administration Facilities per Number of Veterans
- 9th – Percentage of Residents 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated
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
Per the WalletHub Study…the top 5 states include:
5 New Hampshire
Also noted in the study: Most Veterans per Capita