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Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:24 PM

Jobless Rate for Post-9/11 Vets Jumped to 5.1 Percent in June


The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans rose again in June to 5.1 percent despite an improving economy that added 220,000 jobs, which was well above market expectations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

The BLS report on the employment situation nationwide in June showed that the jobless rate for post-9/11 vets, called "Gulf War-era II" veterans by the BLS, continued the trend of lagging behind the unemployment rates for all veterans, and for the civilian population.

The unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets of 5.1 percent in June was up from 4.6 percent in May and 3.9 percent in April. In May, the unemployment rate for all veterans was 3.4 percent, a 10-year low, and in June it was 3.7 percent

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pscot Jul 2017 OP
Purrfessor Jul 2017 #1

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Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:18 PM

1. Didn't Trump shut down the program started by...

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden that helped match vets with prospective employers?

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