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March 23, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment Situation of Veterans — 2011

Unemployment rates of military veterans by selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages
Characteristic Unemployment rate

Total

8.3%

Gulf War era, total

9.2

Gulf War era II

12.1

Gulf War era II

7.0

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7.6

Other service periods

8.0

Men

8.3

Gulf War era, total

9.2

Gulf War era II

12.0

Gulf War era II

7.1

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7.6

Other service periods

7.9

Women

9.1

Gulf War era, total

9.1

Gulf War era II

12.4

Gulf War era II

6.3

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7.9

Other service periods

9.4

White

7.8

Gulf War era, total

8.5

Gulf War era II

11.4

Gulf War era II

6.3

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

7.4

Other service periods

7.4

Black or African American

11.2

Gulf War era, total

11.9

Gulf War era II

14.3

Gulf War era II

9.8

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

9.9

Other service periods

10.9

Asian

4.8

Gulf War era, total

4.9

Gulf War era II

7.1

Gulf War era II

3.0

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

2.1

Other service periods

7.2

Hispanic or Latino

9.8

Gulf War era, total

12.4

Gulf War era II

17.0

Gulf War era II

7.5

WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era

6.6

Other service periods

6.7

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment Situation of Veterans — 2011.

 

 

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