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Why more military spouses are turning to entrepreneurship

Military spouses often face greater unemployment than their civilian counterparts. In 2019, they had a 26% wage gap and 22% unemployment rate. This year, unemployment is expected to be as high as 35%. That is why so many are turning to entrepreneurship. Out of the more than 12 million military spouses in the united states, 48% are self-employed, business owners, or aspire to be, according to the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce.
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Since military families typically relocate every two to three years, spouses find themselves constantly on the move, which makes it difficult to hold a steady job and pursue a career. That is why so many are turning to entrepreneurship. Out of the more than 12 million military spouses in the united states, 48% are self-employed, business owners, or aspire to be, according to the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce.