Haven’t heard much talk about this, have you?
Last month veteran unemployment numbers took a turn for the worse, with post 9/11 Veterans jumping to levels near a year ago.
While the female non-veteran dropped to almost nothing, all female veteran numbers jumped the wrong way. These are small numbers (unless you’re one) but there is a defined trend since December of female veteran unemployment worsening.
Since August, all male unemployment trends have been positive. In June however it took a serious jump negative.
This chart shows the populations against themselves the same time last year, and last month. With rare exception, post 9/11 (shown here as GW Era II) stays significantly higher than any other population.
On a twelve month average, a post 9/11 veteran is 36% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served.
A veteran who is trying to transition on his or her own, isolated physically and emotionally from their peers have a much more difficult time transitioning that does a veteran connected within a local network, especially if that network consists of veterans just like them, and previously successfully transitioned. If you are transitioning, register at www.gallantfew.org for a local connection. If you already successfully transitioned and are ready to pass that experience and knowledge along, register at www.gallantfew.org to be that local connection.