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Unemployment Figures For Veterans Higher Than Average

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People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UNDATED (WTVB) - Unemployment among U.S. veterans remains significantly higher than the national average jobless rate. The founder of All Americans Veteran Services Don Smith says the numbers are staggering, reporting that right now, you’re looking at around 10.9 percent for returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. But if you break that down and look at the demographics, under the age of 25, it’s over 20%. He says it's an issue that's too often ignored, and more needs to be done because you’re talking the men and women who sacrifice and give so much to their country.

His group helps veterans start new businesses and translate their skills learned in the military into becoming part of the civilian work force. Anyone interested in their help can find them online at AllAmericanVets.com.

 

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