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Veterans unemployment outpaces civilian rate

from The Washington Post

Despite President Obama's jobs package promising tax credit to companies that hire unemployed veterans, and programs such as government funded education and job training, recent veterans are more likely to be unemployed than their civilian counterparts. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that veterans who left military service in the past decade have an unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, well above the overall jobless rate of 9.1 percent. The real problem, according to some veterans and employers, is translating what men and women learned and experienced in the military into civilian jobs. more


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