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December 2, 2016

Veterans Unemployment Update

VETS Monthly Employment Overview – November 2016
Attached, please find the Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) monthly Veteran Employment Update, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release. The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide. Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months. View the full report.

Good News for Veterans!
In November, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.8%, which was slightly higher that the overall unemployment rate of 4.6%. This demonstrates a 24-month trend with only two exceptions, December 2015 and November 2016, when veteran unemployment was higher than the overall unemployment. Additionally, the unemployment rate for veterans 18-24 years of age was 11.7%; a decrease from last month’s result of 13.5%.

VETS prepares America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes their employment opportunities.

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