The Employment Situation of Veterans - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Employment Situation of Veterans

Employment Reports


Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases their employment and unemployment report. Below are some key insights from those reports focused on veteran employment.

2024


Cover of employment situation report for Jan 2024

The Employment Situation of Veterans – January 2024


On February 2nd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employment rose by 353,000 in January, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, and social assistance. Employment declined in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.[1] For veterans, unemployment increased from 3.0 percent in December 2023 to 3.3 percent in January 2024. Post-9/11 veteran unemployment also increased, moving from 3.3 percent to 3.7 percent in January. The overall unemployment trend shows variations by different veteran demographic factors, with some groups being more affected than others.

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