Tagged: Bureau of Labor Statistics

January 2014 Veteran Unemployment Statistics

Overall, the National unemployment went from 6.7% to 6.6%; and the Veteran unemployment rate increased from 5.5% to 5.6%.   January 2014 Unemployment Removing those who are in college either full-time or part-time yields the following changes: All (18-54) = 49k – unemployment rate goes from 5.6% to 5.1% 18-24 = 4k* – unemployment rate goes from 11.9% to 9.2%… Read more

November 2013 Veteran Unemployment Statistics

Overall, the National unemployment rate decreased to 7.0%, and the Veteran unemployment rate decreased to 6.7%.  The Veteran unemployment rate is slightly higher than November of last year but lower than the November 2011 rate of 7.4%.   November 2013 Unemployment   *  2,000 enrolled in school (8.3% of all unemployed 18-24) **  Does not meet BLS publication criteria  … Read more

Unemployment Rate Among Veterans Masks High Unemployment of Post-9/11 Veterans | Veteran Owned Business PSA

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: According to data Veteran Owned Business has obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee the low overall unemployment rate among veterans masks the high unemployment rate of Post-9/11 veterans.  Among all veterans, those who served on active duty since September 2001 (Post-9/11 veterans) have the highest… Read more