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Jobs Picture For Veterans Improved in 2012

A new government report says the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks dropped by about 18 percent in 2012.

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The annual report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans fell to 9.9 percent. About a third served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or both.

The report reinforces that, as a whole, veterans have an easier time finding work than nonveterans. It says last year’s unemployment rate was 7 percent for all veterans, nearly a point lower than nonveterans.

But the picture is bleaker for the youngest veterans, those 24 years old and younger. Nearly 1 in 5 was unemployed.

Both the federal government and the private sector are pushing several initiatives to hire veterans.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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