June 22, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and enrollment of young male veterans in the 2007–2009 recession

Percent of young male veterans and nonveterans employed or enrolled in college or a training program, January 2008–June 2009
Month Veterans Nonveterans

Jan 2008

92.1 89.1

Feb 2008

93.7 88.2

Mar 2008

93.8 88.3

Apr 2008

93.7 88.4

May 2008

94.6 88.2

Jun 2008

94.6 87.9

Jul 2008

92.6 87.7

Aug 2008

91.4 88.0

Sep 2008

91.0 88.3

Oct 2008

88.0 88.8

Nov 2008

88.6 87.8

Dec 2008

87.1 86.2

Jan 2009

86.7 85.4

Feb 2009

88.3 83.9

Mar 2009

89.3 84.0

Apr 2009

87.9 84.8

May 2009

88.1 84.5

Jun 2009

85.3 83.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and enrollment of young male veterans in the 2007–2009 recession.