"If you've ever worked with a veteran before, you probably already know their tolerance for nonsense is low," says Garrett Sorensen of AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust (and an Army veteran himself). In spite of that low tolerance, many of the over 19.5 million veterans currently in the United States have had to deal with "nonsense" in the form of difficulties obtaining employment, housing, and educational assistance. Although the U.S. Department of Labor reported the 3.1% veteran unemployment rate in 2019 as "the lowest in 19 years," that rate has since increased to 5.9% as of October 2020. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs most recent count of homeless vets reached 37,085 in 2019.

So where are the most ideal states in the nation for veterans to live where that low tolerance for nonsense won't be sorely tested? A new study from WalletHub has some suggestions.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.