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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 9/5/2017

    As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. The national unemployment rate for August 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2017 increased from 3.5% to 3.7%.   

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 7/12/2017

    As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  We have also included the 2nd quarter 2017 statistic report. Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate for June 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for June 2017 increased from 3.4% to 3.7%.   

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 6/7/2017

    As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 3/24/2017

    Veteran unemployment hits new low.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 2/6/2017

    In January 2017, the veteran unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, compared to the non-veteran rate of 5.0 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Female veterans also had a strong showing in January with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 11/3/2016

    You are invited to the Department's Salute to Veterans ceremony. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and our event will focus on the collective efforts spanning from this legislation that led to decreased unemployment rates and successful employment outcomes for our nation's veterans.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 7/28/2016

    In July, Mathematica Policy Research released their report entitled Exploring Reemployment Strategies for Army Veterans: Implementation of State Pilots.  

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 7/18/2016

    TEN 02-16 announces the release and availability of a final report, Veterans' Licensing and Certification Demonstration - A Summary of State Experiences, Preliminary Findings, and Cost Estimates: Final Report, September 2015.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 6/14/2016

    Virtual Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM EST In this webinar, you will learn about the in-demand occupations in the energy utility sector from a variety of federal and industry experts - including where the jobs are, and the supports and training available to help service members and veterans qualify for and find employment in these positions.

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    Veterans' Priority
    Posted On: 5/26/2016

    The veterans advocacy group Blue Star Families released a new reporton veteran unemployment yesterday, May 25, 2016. The report shows that unemployment among military spouses is "1.55 times higher than their civilian counterparts." Underemployment for veteran spouses is 35-40 percent.