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May 4, 2018

Veterans Unemployment Update

Veteran Unemployment Rate 3.7 Percent in April

In April 2018, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from the same rate in April 2017. The non-veteran unemployment rate for April 2018 was 3.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted). View the full report.

Latest Unemployment Numbers

  • National Unemployment Rate: 3.9% in April 2018
  • Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate: 3.5% in April 2018
  • Veteran Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in April 2018
  • Women Veterans Unemployment: 1.9% in April 2018

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The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Reaches Application Goal

ICYMI: The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Reaches Application Goal

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration has reached its application goal, and the registration period is now closed.

This November, the Department will recognize employers who qualified for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. The 2019 application period for the full program opens in January.

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The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Reaches Application Goal

May is Military Appreciation Month. One of the best ways to honor military families is by providing good jobs for veterans and military spouses.
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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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