01 Jun '12, 2pm

Unemployment up for post-2001 veterans

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/military-unemployment-up-for-iraq-afghanistan-vets-060112w/ Unemployment up for post-2001 veterans By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Friday Jun 1, 2012 10:05:49 EDT Amid announcements that the federal government is launching new initiatives to help veterans find jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans jumped to 12.7 percent in May, up from 9.2 percent the previous month. The May jobless rate for veterans separated from the military since 2001 compares to a national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, a jump of 1/10th of one percentage point and the first increase in 11 months. The unemployment rate for veterans of all generations rose to 7.8 percent, a change of 7/10ths of one percentage point. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tracks employment, reports an overall ...

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