Saturday, May 04, 2013

Veterans Unemployment Data From The Latest Jobs Report 5/4/13

 As with every first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its unemployment data.  Attached is our 'cheat sheet' that provides most of the data at a glance on a page.


National: 7.5% (-.1%)

All Vets: 6.2%  (-.9%)

Post- 9/11: 7.5% (-1.7%)


18-24: 17.9% (-15%)

25-34: 7.7%  (-1.5%)

35-44: 6.1%  (-.2%)

45-54: 5.1% (+.1%)

55+: 6.1% (-1.2%)


Brief heads up:  We have recently learned of several efforts by fraudulent people or organizations that are contacting Veterans with the promise of employment.  They ask for personal information such as SSN, date of birth, bank information, etc.  In some cases sending fraudulent checks to the Veteran, asking them to deposit them and return by money order a lesser amount.  So, just a reminder to everyone ... if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.  If in doubt, verify.




Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
1800 G Street, NW, Suite 510 - Mail Stop 20E 
Washington, DC 20420



Sean Eagan

American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
Blog: Cold War Veterans Blog
Phone:  716 720-4000 
Network: My Fast Pitch! Profile

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