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An individual's education, age, and health status may present barriers or opportunities to employability, just as a region's economy, tax base, and number of immigrants and emigrants may affect job availability. RAND research examines the impact of a range of policies and forces—personal, regional, and global—on employment and unemployment.

  • People wait in line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, October 7, 2014, photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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    Focus on the American Worker

    Aug 22, 2016

    The American Worker blog series explores critical topics that affect America's workforce, including international trade, the minimum wage debate, changing demographics, and inequality in the labor market.

  • Veteran filling out job application, photo by Mie Ahmt/iStock

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    More Research Would Inform Innovative Approaches to Veteran Employment

    Aug 22, 2016

    While the aim of veteran employment programs is to help veterans transition to civilian jobs, their impact is unclear. RAND hosted two workshops to recommend improvements to veteran employment opportunities and identify research gaps.

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