More bad news may be looming on the horizon regarding the number of unemployed veterans in this country. This week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its annual Veterans’ Unemployment Summary. In 2009, BLS found that 21.1 percent of veterans ages 18-24 were unemployed, higher than non-veterans of the same age. The same statistics reveal female veterans were unemployed at the rate of 13.5 percent, almost twice that of female non-veterans. The only other cohort group in our society facing these levels of unemployment is high school dropouts.
Read the complete op ed in the Denver Post, co-authored by Bill Doe,Veterans Green Jobs’ CEO, and BG James “Spider” Marks of Activision’s Call of Duty Endowment.