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Helping Veterans Find Jobs

New study sheds light on veterans' use of American Job Center services. 

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Timely strategies can help plan for WIOA implementation. Read more
REDF-Commissioned Jobs Study
Social Enterprises Improve Lives and Yield Value to Society
See Changes in Rates and Areas Over the Past Decade
Interactive Map Shows U.S. Unemployment Rates by County
Hamilton Project Roundtable
Addressing Poverty in America

Has vocational training boosted earnings of disadvantaged adults?

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Starting Your Own Business
New study looks at efforts to help the un- and underemployed. Read more


A successful career and the financial stability that comes with it are central to the American dream. But not everyone in or entering the workforce has the education and training necessary to achieve their goals. The barriers to employment are particularly acute for young people in poverty; low-income adults; ex-offenders; veterans, their spouses, and spouses of service members; older workers; persons with disabilities; and laid-off workers in declining industries. Mathematica analyzes programs and policies intended to help these individuals succeed in the labor market, and we help government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide education, training, and employment services more effectively and efficiently.

Our Featured Work
  • Evaluation of the Job Corps Program

    The study was the first nationally representative experimental evaluation of a federal employment and training program for disadvantaged youth. From late 1994 to early 1996, nearly 81,000 eligible applicants nationwide were randomly assigned to either a program group, who were allowed to enroll in Job...

  • Self-Employment Training Demonstration

    This demonstration is designed to test a new model for assisting unemployed and underemployed workers with limited opportunities in their traditional fields, who are interested in starting businesses in their fields of expertise.

Expert Spotlight
Decades of research have shown that
for low-income, disadvantaged, low-skilled people

participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.