Jobless rate drops to 9.2 percent for recent vets
Published: May 7, 2012
The unemployment rate for recent veterans dropped by more than a percentage point in April, rebounding after a sharp spike the previous month, according to figures released late last week by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
In April, 9.2 percent of post-9/11-era veterans were jobless. That figure is less than the 10.3 percent unemployed in March, but still higher than the 7.6 percent reported in February. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ VAntage Point blog pointed out that unemployment figures from January to April represent the lowest rates for any four-month period since 2008.
Among veterans of all eras, the unemployment rate stood at 7.1 percent, down from 7.5 percent in March.
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