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Employment Situation of Veterans - 2012


The latest news release on the  Employment Situation of Veterans is now available from BLS online at: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf.

Items of note include:

  • Among all veterans, the unemployment rate for men declined by 1.4 percentage points to 6.9 percent in 2012. The rate for female veterans was little changed at 8.3 percent.
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability had an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in August 2012, little different than the rate for veterans with no disability (7.1 percent).
  • Gulf War-era II veterans who were current or past members of the Reserve or National Guard had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent in August 2012, lower than the rate for those veterans who had not been members of the Reserve or National Guard (13.7 percent).

State data for veterans, nonveterans, and Gulf War era I and II are available on the attached pdf


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