Veterans Skills to Jobs Act passes through the House while veteran unemployment remains

Three years after the recession has officially ended, the economy is struggling with an unchanging 8.2 percent unemployment rate. Weak hiring practices by U.S. employers at only 80,000 jobs during the month of June proves that the U.S. is, as the New York Times reports, “far from the booming job growth that prevailed only a few months ago.”

Although June unemployment numbers look better for veterans, dropping to 9.5 percent from 12.7 percent during May, the Army Times notes that the change could be a “statistical fluke” because the DOL’s report is “based on a survey of about 200,000 people, of whom just 22,000 are veterans.”
Read more about veteran unemployment from swords-to-plowshares.org.

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