Veteran unemployment falls, while non-Veteran unemployment rises


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The May 2014 unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Veterans are, as a whole, doing slightly better than non-Veterans. Gulf War II Veteran unemployment rates fell 1.5% and are doing better than the national non-Veteran average for the first time since June 2013. Gulf War II Women unemployment rates have fallen, but are still 1.6% worse than non-Veteran women.

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May 2013 – May 2014 Veteran Unemployment Rate

Analyze the data yourself at http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/resources/unemployment/

Author

Tim Hudak

  joined the VA digital engagement team in December 2013. Tim, a Chicago-land native enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. As an intelligence analyst he deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 in 2006 and 2008. After the Marine Corps, Tim used the GI Bill to earn a degree in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and co-founded the university’s first student Veteran organization. Tim is active in many Veteran organizations and enjoys wrestling his German shepherd, Capone (who wins more often than you would think).