- Category: Job Trends
- Created on Friday, October 02 2015
- Written by Curtis L. Coy
The BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. We have also included the 3rd quarter 2015 statistic report. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers increased slightly from 4.2% to 4.3%.
Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.
One of the biggest issues is the lack of education our vets receive when leaving the military. Most of the programs offered, you cannot attend until your last few weeks in the military when you are transitioning out or returning from overseas. Most of these vets are also moving so it is an especially difficult time. I know I did not attend a single "phase-out" class, to my own detriment. Couple that with the notoriously poor VA system upon exit and you often have more of hindrance than an advantage. I qualified for 100% of the "Post/911 GI Bill," put without the financial support of my older brother I would not have been able to make it. The VA routinely would not pay me or my University for months at a ti