- March 20, 2013
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Post-9/11 veterans are finding and keeping jobs in larger numbers, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans declined from 12.1 percent in 2011 to 9.9 percent in 2012, reported CNN. The unemployment rate for non-veterans last year, though, was 7.9 percent. Veterans of all generations also experienced employment gains last year. Their unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent in 2011 to 7 percent. Women veterans continue to lag behind their male counterparts, however, when it comes to finding a job. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 female veterans was 12.5 percent last year, compared to 9.5 percent for men, according to the story.