Monday, April 22, 2013

Veterans Struggle to Find Jobs

Jim Fausone
Veteran Advocate

The unemployment problem in the country has been the focus of commentary for the last few years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for female veterans was 8.8% in January 2013, compared to 7.5% for men and 7.7% for female civilians. And with an unemployment rate of about 20% for members of the National Guard and Reserve, they are faring far worse in the job market.

A focused effort to employ our returning military has been mounted with support from the President and every Governor.  However, the statistics are still staggering and the nation must recognize the impact service has on interrupting the employment path for our military men and women.

The resources available are considerable for to military veterans searching for employment.  But the unemployment stats persist. One detailed article on the problem and the resources available can be found at

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