Top 10 states with the highest shares of state and local government workers who are veterans

Rank State Share
1 Montana 10.2%
2 Alaska 10.0%
3 South Dakota 9.4%
4 Virginia 8.9%
5 Nevada 8.8%
6 Delaware 8.4%
7 Washington 8.4%
8 Florida 8.4%
9 Pennsylvania 8.2%
10 Maine 8.2%

Note: Values for Alaska and South Dakota are based on the share of state and local government employees that are not veterans and the average share of state and local employees for which veteran status is not available in all other states.

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of American Community Survey microdata, pooled years 2017–2018.

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