07 Sep '12, 2am

Jobs numbers will be released tomorrow. Here's what they looked like for vets last month: #TooDa

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July unemployment rate. According to their surveys, the unemployment rate for new veterans dropped to 8.9%, just above the national unemployment rate of 8.3%. So far in 2012, we’ve seen a downward trend in the unemployment rate for new veterans compared to the same time period one year ago. We’re cautiously optimistic that the employment situation for veterans may be improving, but we still have a long way to go. The improved numbers may be the result of hard work from the government, private sector, and groups like IAVA that have been charging against veteran unemployment. The government’s bipartisan VOW to Hire Heroes Act, spearheaded by Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL] and Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA], encourages businesses to hire veterans, helps translate military skills into their civilian equivalents, and provides better acc...

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