May jobs report shows market worsening for vets – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times

Posted on June 6, 2011

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May jobs report shows market worsening for vets – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times.

May employment numbers from the Labor Department show little improvement in the job market, especially for veterans.  For veterans of all generations, the unemployment rate for May was 8.3 percent. For veterans who left the military after 2001, the Iraq and Afghanistan generation, the May unemployment rate is 12.1 percent.  And for veterans ages 20 to 24, the unemployment rate has consistently been about 27 percent.

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