(1)The Secretary, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall conduct an annual study of unemployment among each of the following categories of veterans:
(A)Veterans who were called to active duty while members of the National Guard or a Reserve Component.
(B)Veterans who served in combat or in a war zone in the Post 9/11 Global Operations theaters.
(C)Veterans who served on active duty during the Post 9/11 Global Operations period who did not serve in the Post 9/11 Global Operations theaters.
(D)Veterans of the Vietnam era who served in the Vietnam theater of operations during the Vietnam era.
(E)Veterans who served on active duty during the Vietnam era who did not serve in the Vietnam theater of operations.
(F)Veterans discharged or released from active duty within four years of the applicable study.
(G)Special disabled veterans.
(2)Within each of the categories of veterans specified in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall include a separate category for women who are veterans.
(b)The Secretary shall promptly submit to Congress a report on the results of each study under subsection (a).
(c)In this section:
(1)The term “Post 9/11 Global Operations period” means the period of the Persian Gulf War beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.
(2)The term “Post 9/11 Global Operations theaters” means Afghanistan, Iraq, or any other theater in which the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal is awarded for service.
2008—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–389, § 317(a), substituted “an annual study” for “a study every two years” in introductory provisions, added subpars. (A) to (G), and struck out former subpars. (A) to (E) which read as follows:
“(A) Special disabled veterans.
“(B) Veterans of the Vietnam era who served in the Vietnam theater of operations during the Vietnam era.
“(C) Veterans who served on active duty during the Vietnam era who did not serve in the Vietnam theater of operations.
“(D) Veterans who served on active duty after the Vietnam era.
“(E) Veterans discharged or released from active duty within four years of the applicable study.”
1998—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 105–368, § 1005(b)(14)(B), redesignated par. (3) as subsec. (b).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–368redesignated subsec. (a)(3) as (b), substituted “subsection (a)” for “paragraph (1)”, and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “The first study under this section shall be completed not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section.”
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–446amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “The Secretary, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall conduct, on a biennial basis, studies of unemployment among special disabled veterans and among veterans who served in the Vietnam Theater of Operations during the Vietnam era and promptly report to the Congress on the results of such studies.”
1991—Pub. L. 102–83renumbered section
2010A of this title as this section.
Section effective on 60th day after May 20, 1988, see section 16(b)(2) ofPub. L. 100–323, set out as an Effective Date of 1988 Amendment note under section
3104 of this title.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of reporting provisions in subsec. (b) of this section, see section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section
1113 of Title
31, Money and Finance, and page 125 of House Document No. 103–7.
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