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February 3, 2017

Veterans Unemployment Update

VETS Monthly Employment Overview — January 2017
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.

The Veteran Unemployment Rate Begins 2017 in Familiar Territory — Below the Non-veteran Rate
In January 2017, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, compared to the non-veteran rate of 5.0 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Female veterans also had a strong showing in January with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

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