How Veteran Unemployment Compares To Overall Unemployment In Every State

by Rachel Baker on July 15, 2014

Here is a really interesting look at Veteran Unemployment and some of the reasons why.

As the economy continues to recover from the recession, more people are heading back to work, and that means more veterans are employed, as well.

But taking a look at employment data and the factors affecting it shows that vets have a better chance at finding a job in certain parts of the country.

Drawing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2013, we took the overall average unemployment rate for each state and subtracted from it the corresponding veteran’s average unemployment rate.

The average unemployment rate for the U.S. last year was 7.4%. The average unemployment rate for veterans of all wars was 6.6%, though it’s worth noting that the average unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets was 9.0%.

How Veteran Unemployment Compares To Overall Unemployment In Every State

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