Clip File: As Unemployment Ranks Swell, Veterans Fare Worse

"The unemployment rate for veterans who left the military during the past three years is 18 percent, nearly twice the national average. The average for all veterans is about 11.6 percent. Even those numbers, however, may not reflect the situation as the economy worsened....

Every year, 220,000 service members exit the military. About 10 percent of them are retirees and about 10 percent of them are officers. An additional 80,000 to 90,000 National Guard members or Reservists leave the military.

The rest of the story: As Unemployment Ranks Swell, Veterans Fare Worse by Les Blumenthal (McClatchy Newspapers 2009-11-30)

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