Veterans Strategic Analysis & Research Tool

The Veterans Strategic Analysis and Research Tool (V-START) is a data visualization tool that was developed by Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) in collaboration with Deloitte to strengthen their collective commitment to support transitioning service members, veterans, and their families. The tool 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.

County Comparison

The County Comparisons dashboard allows users to simultaneously compare three distinct counties of interest across multiple variables, including veteran population, unemployment, and socioeconomic status.

State Unemployment by Age

The State Unemployment by Age dashboard presents veteran unemployment rate distribution across states and age populations.

State Report

The State Report summarizes veteran demographics, labor, and educational information for the state selected by the user.

County Unemployment by Age

The County Unemployment by Age dashboard presents veteran unemployment rate distribution across counties and age populations.

Congressional District Comparison

Future location of Congressional District Comparison.

Congressional District Unemployment by Age

Future location of the Congressional Districts Unemployment page.

Who Can Use V-START?

V-START is a valuable 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.

For any questions or comments on the tool’s functionality, please email