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February 2, 2018

Veterans Unemployment Update

Veteran Unemployment Rate 4.0 Percent in January
In January 2018, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, little different from 4.5 percent in January 2017. The non-veteran unemployment rate for January 2018 was 4.4 percent (not seasonally adjusted). View the full report.

New: Check out our new employment page here: https://www.dol.gov/vets/latest-numbers/

Now you can access even more Bureau of Labor Statistics data by various demographics such as age, gender, and period of service all in one place online. 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.

Spotlight: Check out interactive charts related to the latest "Employment Situation" news release by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://go.usa.gov/xnACm

Unemployment rates for people 18 years and older by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

VETS Monthly Employment Overview
Attached, please find the Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (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.

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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