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Meeker Morgan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:58 PM
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Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising
Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising
http://www.businessweek.com/finance/occupy-wall-street/...

... Dig deeper into the pages of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data and it becomes apparent that while the job market is slowly improving for most Americans, its moving in the opposite direction for Gulf War II vets (defined by the BLS as those on active duty since 2001). The youngest of veterans, aged 18 to 24, had a 30.4 percent jobless rate in October, way up from 18.4 percent a year earlier. Non-veterans of the same age improved, to 15.3 percent from 16.9 percent. For some groups, the numbers can look a good deal worse: for black veterans aged 18-24, the unemployment rate is a striking 48 percent. ...



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