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A hidden cause of high veteran unemployment: the federal hiring freeze

A hidden cause of high veteran unemployment: the federal hiring freeze

Posted at: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 06:53:47 AM
Author: Clayton Sinyai

The latest BLS unemployment figures indicate that nearly 10% of post-9/11 veterans 25 and over are unemployed, compared to 7.6% of civilians in that age group. In researching an America story on this phenomenon, The Next Battle, one thing that struck me was the extent to which employment prospects for our veterans are intertwined with the future of the federal government workforce. Read more