Each month we run the numbers to see how veterans stack up against non-veterans in terms of unemployment. We further break down the numbers to what the Bureau of Labor Statistics terms Gulf War I (Desert Shield/Storm) and Gulf War II (post 9/11).
Summarized, in August 2015 a post 9/11 veteran was 19% more likely to be unemployed than someone who never served. On a twelve month average, the post 9/11 veteran is 34% more likely to be unemployed than someone who never served. The trend has continued to narrow, although there is still a significant difference between the two. Even starker contrast is the Desert Storm era veteran, who is 45% more likely to be employed than someone who never served.
You can find the raw data the government publishes here: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t05.htm.
Veteran Unemployment (pdf download).