There seems to be a lot of attention towards unemployed/homeless military veterans in the USA. Are there any statistics or studies to show that this is some sort of pandemic, or at least unemployment/homelessness is more of a problem for ex-military than people with other careers who have lost their jobs?
According to the article Vets Will Face Increased Challenges if Support Programs Are Cut:
Nearly one in seven homeless adults are veterans, as of December 2011.
however the link to the source doesn't work for me.