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May 24th, 2009
02:34 PM ET

Jobless Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is 11.2 percent.
During the same time period, the jobless rate for non-veterans of the same age group was 8.8 percent.

Fredricka Whitfield spoke to with Rick Jones of RecruitMilitary.com about helping Veterans find work.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
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  1. Ian

    I see a homeless vet daily sitting around the corner from where I work. While I'll occasionally give him a piece of food or something I don't know what else I have the capacity to do.

    I think the VA should set up a phone number, a tip line of sorts, which citizens can call to report the location of a homeless vet. This tip line would encourage citizen involvement in the process letting the VA know where there services are need. A member of the VA could then go out there and determine what type of assistance that veteran needs, and is willing to accept.

    May 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  2. SGT. Glover

    I'm aware that our President is only one man. Trying to undo the screw ups of the past, not pointing fingers Mr. Bush. I hear the negative thoughts of those on our side and those in the Arabe world. They say what is President Obama going to do? Well I pose the same question to those with whome this question should resinate. What are you going to do for yourselves? It's your country your people. We give our most important resource, our time and our money because we care and it is also detremental to us. We also give our lives fighting in two wars and being away from our families. The President is doing what noother has in the past. He can do nothing without help from others. Those espically opposing in Congress the true haters. Great Job Mr President, I beleive in you and I know you can and will preveal.

    June 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

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