The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), welcomes Erika McEntarfer as she presents, “Statistics of Army Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Labor Market.” The Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO) are new Census Bureau experimental statistics on transitions of Army veterans into the civilian labor market, due to be released in spring 2020. VEO data provide employment outcomes for recent cohorts of military veterans, by military occupation and other veteran characteristics. These data are generated by linking Army administrative data with a national database of jobs to obtain longitudinal employment and earnings for veterans exiting the Army between 2000 and 2015.
Erika McEntarfer is the head of research for the LEHD program at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) at the U.S. Census Bureau. She leads a research team that is developing new statistical measures on worker and firm dynamics from linked employer-employee data for the U.S. Her own research uses this data to study the dynamics of worker reallocation and declining job mobility in the United States. Much of this research lead to the development of job-to-job flows. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech in 2002.