United States Department of Labor; Good jobs for everyone.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

Subscribe to this newsletter

January 4, 2019

Veterans Unemployment Update

Veteran Unemployment Rate 3.2 Percent in December

In December 2018, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down from 3.8 percent in December 2017. The non-veteran unemployment rate for December 2018 was also 3.6 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Additionally, the annual average unemployment rate for veterans in 2018 was 3.5 percent, compared to 3.7 percent in 2017, and represents the lowest annual average unemployment rate for veterans since 2000. View the full report.

Additional Veteran Unemployment Data Available

By visiting the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service employment page (https://www.dol.gov/vets/latest-numbers/), you can view additional Bureau of Labor Statistics data by various demographics such as age, gender, and period of service. You can also view past news releases, the latest annual unemployment report, and helpful infographics. This page will be updated periodically, so check back often for the latest information.

If you have any questions, you may contact Luke Murren at murren.luke@dol.gov.

To update email addresses or other contact information for NVTI, or to unsubscribe from this list, please contact newsletter@nvti.org.

Latest Unemployment Numbers

  • National Unemployment Rate: 3.9% in December 2018
  • Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate: 3.6% in December 2018
  • Veteran Unemployment Rate: 3.2% in December 2018
  • Women Veterans Unemployment: 2.3% in December 2018

View Veteran Employment Update

Subscribe to the DOL Newsletter

U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210
www.dol.gov/vets/ | Telephone: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365) (1-866-487-2365) | TTY | Contact Us