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Veterans Unemployment Remains below National Average


Veterans Unemployment Rate was 3.9% in March 2017 down from 4.5% in March 2016

The DOL’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Service released its March 2017 Veteran Employment Update.  The unemployment rate for female veterans age 18+ (5.5%) continues to exceed that for male veterans age 18+ (3.9%) with a steady decline over the past year from 4.5% in March 2016.   The highest unemployment rate affects male veterans age 18 – 24 (12.6%) and female veterans age 25 - 34 (11.4%).  The veterans with the lowest unemployment rate are males and females ages 45 –54.  Post 9/11 veterans age 18+ have been separated out and experience a 4.6% unemployment rate for males and a 7.9% unemployment rate for females.

The states with the lowest veterans and nonveterans unemployment rate are Hawaii (2.7%), New Hampshire and Nebraska (3.3%), Colorado, South Dakota and Vermont (3.4%).  The states with the highest veterans and nonveterans unemployment rate are Alaska (7.4%), New Mexico (6.9%), District of Columbia (6.1%) and West Virginia (6.0%).

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