Top 10 worst cities for veterans
Newark is known for being the largest city in New Jersey and one of the most diverse cities in the country. According to a newly-released Wallet Hub ranking, the city holds a less honorable designation for veterans – one of America's cities with the highest percentage of veterans living below the poverty line.
In honor of Veterans Day, Wallet Hub, a financial website, collected data from 100 of the most populated U.S. cities to create the 2015 Best and Worst Cities for Veterans list.
The ranking considers the most integral factors for veterans when they return from a deployment – jobs, healthcare and education.The rankings were determined by two equally-weighted categories – economic wellness and education, environment and health. The 18 metrics within those dimensions include factors such as unemployment rate for veterans, patients willingness to recommend local veteran hospitals, military skilled-related jobs and number of homeless veterans.
More insight on Wallet Hub's ranking can be found here.
Take a look at which cities made the list of the 10 worst cities for veterans.
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