According to a recent report, Military Spouses are unemployed at a rate of 18 percent and underemployed (where people hold a job below their level of training), at a rate of 35 to 40 percent. The study concluded that the economic effect to the U.S. economy is anywhere from $710 million to $1.07 billion in lost tax revenue and the cost of unemployment benefits, not including the cost of care for depression and other mental health issues that stem from unemployment.  Read More Here: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/281209-study-military-spouse-unemployment-costing-up-to-1b