V-START

An Invaluable Data Visualization Tool


Veterans Strategic Analysis & Research Tool (V-START) consolidates veteran demographic, education, socioeconomic, and unemployment data into a user-friendly interface that allows users to quickly analyze and explore geographic areas of interest to uncover trends and inform decisions related to veteran programs and services.

V-START is a valuable data visualization resource for anyone interested in understanding the current landscape for transitioning veterans. The tool can help transitioning service members, veterans, and military families make more informed choices post-service. Likewise, corporations, foundations, non-profits, and government agencies can all use the tool to inform data-driven decisions related to initiatives that will positively influence veterans and their families.

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  • County Comparisons Dashboard

    Allows users to simultaneously compare three counties of interest across multiple variables, including veteran population, unemployment, and socioeconomic status. Visualizations in this dashboard help users understand veteran conditions in the selected locations, and facilitates the identification of counties in greatest need of support based on factors that are important to the user. View the County Comparison Dashboard.

  • State Unemployment by Age Dashboard

    Presents veteran unemployment rate distribution across states and age population. Users can compare veteran unemployment against non-veteran unemployment and drill down into states. If interested in specific age populations, users can drill down into pre-defined age ranges to analyze how unemployment varies across states. This information allows users to better understand unemployment conditions in each state and identify areas where veterans struggle the most when transitioning into the civilian workforce. View the State Unemployment by Age Dashboard.

  • State Report

    Summarizes veteran demographics, labor, and education information for the state selected by the user. It also explores relevant resources and services available to support veterans in the state specified. The dashboard consolidates seven (7) different data sources into a single, easy to follow report making it convenient for users to explore and analyze. View the State Report Dashboard.

  • County Unemployment by Age Dashboard

    Presents veteran unemployment rate distribution across counties and age populations. Users can compare veteran unemployment against non-veteran unemployment and drill down into states, counties and county size ranges. If interested in specific age populations, users can drill down into pre-defined age ranges to analyze how unemployment varies across counties. This information allows users to better understand unemployment conditions for specific locations and identify areas where veterans struggle the most when transitioning into the civilian workforce. View the County Unemployment by Age Dashboard.

  • County/MSA - State Comparison Dashboard

    Allows users to simultaneously compare a MSA/County with its corresponding state and the United States across multiple variables, including veteran population, unemployment, and socioeconomic status. Visualizations in this dashboard help users understand veteran conditions in selected locations and how those conditions compare to those of the state and country. The data were derived from the American Community Survey (ACS). View the County/MSA – State Comparison Dashboard.

Empowering Others with Data: The V-START Story


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IVMF & Deloitte

V-START was developed by IVMF in collaboration with Deloitte to strengthen their collective commitment to support transitioning service members, veterans, and their families. To learn more about the strategic partnerships that helped form V-START, read Empowering Others with Data: The V-START Story. This whitepaper details an innovative new approach for nonprofits and companies to come together and solve difficult problems.