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June 2, 2017

Veterans Unemployment Update

VETS Monthly Employment Overview — May 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.

Veteran Unemployment Rate at 10-Year Low, 3.4 Percent in May
IIn May 2017, the veteran unemployment was 3.4 percent, the lowest in 10 years. In comparison, the non-veteran unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in May 2017 (not seasonally adjusted).

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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