By Curtis L. Coy
Colleagues and Fellow Veterans, As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released. Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The national unemployment rate decreased slightly from 5.1% to 5.0% and the Veteran unemployment numbers decreased from 4.3% to 3.9%.
Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.
As Veterans Day approaches, I’d like to personally thank the brave Americans who have served - as well as their families - and those who continue to serve our country as members of the Armed Forces. This special day is an opportunity to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good of a grateful nation.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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- If you would like to review prior messages sent through this listserv, clickhttp://benefits.va.gov/vow/economic_opportunity.htm
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- If you looking for a job or an employer committed to hiring Veterans, please register on the Veterans Employment Center™ (VEC) at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs
- If you are seeking employment in the federal government, particularly the VA, our VA for Vets high-tech tools and resources can help. Visit online at http://vaforvets.va.gov/ or call 1-855-824-8387.
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