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Helping Veterans Find Jobs

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

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Work for Veterans

Enhancing the quality of life for active-duty service members, veterans, and their families

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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
  • Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

    CLEAR’s mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the general public so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs.

  • Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs

    The U.S. Department of Labor is collaborating with Mathematica and ideas42 to apply behavioral science principles to selected programs. Studies suggest that relatively modest changes to program materials, forms, or procedures can generate substantial improvements in program outcomes and performance.

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.