Veteran Unemployment Rates: By The Numbers

The latest labor statistics reports that there are 2.4 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with an unemployment rate hovering above 9% higher than the national average.

  • More than 1 million service members projected to leave the military between 2011 and 2016
  • 2.4 million U.S. veterans who had served post-9/11 *17% of those 2.4 million are female
  • About 50% of all Gulf War II-era veterans are between the ages of 25 and 34
  • 633,000 Gulf War II-era veterans reported having a service-connected disability
  • 12.1% unemployment for Gulf War II-era veterans in 2011
  • 29.1% unemployment rate for young male veterans (ages 18-24) who served post-9/11

* Veterans enlisted after September 11, 2001 is referred to as “Gulf War II-era veterans.”

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Facts and figures provided by the bureau of labor statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, and reflect through the end of 2011.

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