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December 8, 2017

Veterans Unemployment Update

Veteran Unemployment Rate — 4%, down from 4.8% in Nov. 2016
In November 2017, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, down from 4.8 percent last November. In comparison, the non-veteran unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.7 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Additionally, Gulf War II-era veterans (those who served after September 11, 2001) showed a rate of 4.6 percent for the month. View the full report.

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.

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