VA Office of Economic Opportunity - BLS Data for March 2016 and 1st Quarter 2016

Curtis L. Coy


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.  We have also included the 1st quarter 2016 statistic report.

The national unemployment rate increased from 4.9% to 5.0% and the Veteran unemployment numbers increased from 4.1% to 4.5%.

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

  • BLS Employment Data - March 2016.pdf
  • BLS Employment Data - 1st Quarter 2016.pdf

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    Curtis L. Coy

    Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity

    Veterans Benefits Administration

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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