According to the Air Force Times, 2014 was a “historic” year for post 9/11 veteran employment. The headline boldly proclaims
The overall employment picture is indeed improving, but I have an issue with the rosy picture presented.
I’ve been tracking and charting veteran unemployment since January 2011. It clearly and consistently trends along with the US national unemployment rate, except for these pesky facts:
- A post 9/11 veteran is about 35% more likely to be unemployed that a non-veteran.
- A post 9/11 veteran is 58% more likely to be unemployed than a Desert Storm era veteran.