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June 3, 2016

Veterans Unemployment Update

VETS Monthly Employment Overview – May 2016
Each month, the Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) reviews data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide an overview of veteran & nonveteran employment statistics. 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

Good News for Veterans!
In May, the veteran unemployment rate decreased from last month’s result of 3.9% to 3.4%, once again maintaining a lower level than the overall unemployment rate! This continues a 24-month trend with a single exception, when veteran unemployment was 0.1% higher than overall unemployment in December 2015.

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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