Job1USA presents at Veterans Event
The unemployment rate for U.S. military veterans is at its lowest level in more than six years, but advocates say many men and women still face significant employment hurdles after being discharged.
That’s particularly true for veterans of the war on terror.
Overall, veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the total civilian population. However, estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics show that the unemployment rate among men and women who served after Sept. 11, 2011, was 5.7 percent in November. That’s less than it was a year ago, but it remains higher than the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5 percent last month.