Op-Ed: A Good Labor Day for Veterans

One of the biggest worries facing military veterans when they leave active service is finding productive opportunities in the private sector, a challenge which has long been recognized as a major hurdle for many of them. However, recent data suggest that concern is out of date. Vets are taking full advantage of the current vigorous labor market. In fact, according to the most July report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans as of August is 3.2 percent, significantly lower than the 3.7 percent rate for the overall working age population.

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