Friday, June 6, 2014

Vets are fairing better than the rest of the country in employment stats.

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English: United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Seal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,

As with the first Friday of every month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. On this 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landing, the bottom line is; National unemployment remained unchanged at 6.3% while the Veteran unemployment numbers went from 5.6% to 5.0%.

While I don't 'editorialize' on these reports, this month's Veteran unemployment drop is significant. Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.

VA Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”)


Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
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