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May 5, 2017

Veterans Unemployment Update

VETS Monthly Employment Overview – April 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.

Veterans’ Unemployment Rate Edges Down in April
In April 2017, the veteran unemployment rate declined slightly to 3.7 percent; this is down from 3.9 percent both one year ago and in March. In comparison, the non-veteran unemployment rate was 3.9 percent for April (not seasonally adjusted). It has been nearly 10 years since both the veteran and non-veteran unemployment has reached these levels.

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