Alaska ranks best state for Military Retirees

    In conjunction with Military Appreciation Month, the website WalletHub has released its report on 2016’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees. Alaska ranks third best!

    Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 8:51am by Lori James

    In conjunction with Military Appreciation Month, the website WalletHub has released its report on 2016’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees.

    WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics – ranging from job opportunities for veterans to number of VA health facilities per number of veterans – that collectively speak to the economic environment, health care services and overall quality of life in each area.

    Alaska ranked best overall, with South Dakota second and Montana third.

    The worst state was Rhode Island, with New Jersey next to last, preceded by Oregon.

    VA health facilities per number of veterans is lowest in Rhode Island.

    Alaska has the highest percentage of veterans, 10.1%, which is more than two times higher than in New York, where it is lowest, 4.6%.

    Alaska has the highest number of VA benefits-administration facilities per number of veterans, which is 24 times higher than in Michigan, where it is lowest.

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