Much has been said about the problems veterans have transitioning to civilian employment. It’s no wonder, according to a veteran whose civilian job involves linking new veterans with private sector employers. He explains that often the differences between military and civilian life make veterans “lousy jobseekers.”
The good news is that the unemployment rate for veterans has improved in recent years. As of August, it stood at 3.8 percent for all veterans 18 and older. Even the rate for the youngest veterans, those called Gulf War-era II veterans, was just 3.9 percent.