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August 4, 2017

Veterans Unemployment Update

Lowest July Veteran Unemployment Rate Since 2001
In July 2017, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent last July, and the lowest July rate since 2001 (not seasonally adjusted, 20 years and over). In comparison, the non-veteran unemployment rate for July 2017 was 4.2 percent. This 0.7 percentage point difference between the veteran and non-veteran rate is the largest July difference since 2012. View the full report.

VETS Monthly Employment Overview — July 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.

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