VA Office of Economic Opportunity - December 2015, 4th Quarter and 2015 Annual

Curtis L. Coy

By Curtis L. Coy

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,

Happy New Year! The BLS employment statistics were released Friday.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  

We have also provided the most recent quarterly report along with the 2015 yearly report. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0% and the Veteran unemployment numbers increased from 3.6% to 4.8%.

Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.


Curtis L. Coy

Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity

Veterans Benefits Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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