Unemployment rate falls for veterans who left service after Sept. 11, 2001

The job market appears to have improved for Post-9/11 veterans, as the Labor Department reports the unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans dropped to 9.7 percent in September.

For those separated from the service since Sept. 11, 2001, the September 2012 jobless rate is lower than the 10.9 percent rate in August and comes as the government has been ramping up transition and employment programs for veterans and as the economy has been creating new jobs.

Read more about the job market for veterans.

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