Veteran Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent Overall

The First Lady delivers remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes” event in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011. Photo courtesy of the White House.

The unemployment rate for all veterans is at a three-year low of 6.6 percent and well below the national average of 8.1 percent according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment among post-9/11 veterans, however, remains above the national average at 10.9 percent although a 32-month trend is downward according to VAntage Point.

While much remains to be done, since January 2012, post-9/11 Veterans have now experienced the lowest unemployment rate in any combined eight-month period since 2008—with the rate reaching single digits in five of those months. Additionally, the trend over the past 32 months—since January 2010—remains downward for America’s most recent Veterans.

Job fairs sponsored by “Hiring Our Heroes” continue nationwide. The September job fair schedule is available HERE.

Additional information on veterans employment and military spouse employment is available through Joining Forces, the White House program that serves military, military spouses and veterans.

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One Response

  1. A positive trend, but most remain to make to ensure veterans employement and, contestually, care of PTSD sequaele.
    Employement, jobs, are essential to done a positive status to all, but, on this case, for veterans.
    Hello, buddies, be resilient, we will win also this war. claudio alpaca

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