Jobless Rate for Military Spouses Nearly 10 Times Higher Than National Average
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
For many military families, a second income is vital to paying the bills. Yet, military spouses experience a number of labor market challenges due to frequent moves, unpredictable hours, rural base assignments, and deployments.
Sue Hoppin, founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network, says when she first started advocating for military spouses, she was told it 'wasn’t a thing.' That's changed dramatically thanks to Hoppin and her organization. Advocacy organizations devoted to military spouses have grown exponentially—and so has the attention on the employment obstacles they face.