Happy New Year to you all! We’ve received the BLS employment statistics from our friend Curt Coy at Department of Veteran Affairs. Attached is the VA’s monthly cheat sheet for your use and information. Also attached below is the most recent quarterly report along with the 2015 yearly report. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0% and the Veteran unemployment numbers increased from 3.6% to 4.8%.
I'd like to bring your attention to the section in the yearly report titled "Unemployed by State Data" where you'll see another bad year for the Sunshine State. Florida has the 2nd highest level of unemployed Veterans at 43,000 for the 2nd year in a row, and our neighbors to the North, Georgia, are also in the top 5 worst in the Country. Georgia is listed at number 3 in a tie with Pennsylvania and Virginia at 19,000 unemployed Vets. Florida has been on this list 3 times in the last 5 years (11’ 14’ and 15’) and Georgia made the top 5 worst States in 4 of the last 5 years (11’ 13’ 14’ and 15’).
- link to Yearly Report - 2015 Yearly Veteran Unemployment Report
- 2015 4th quarter report link - 4th Quarter 2015 BLS data
- December 2015 monthly BLS data - December 2015
For all of you that work to provide our Military Veterans meaningful employment we would like to THANK YOU.
If you would like to learn how you can deploy a Veteran hiring initiative within your organization we can help. Please contact me directly via email at Ben@NowHiringHeroes.com and we will be glad to assist you in building a team of America's finest men and women.
God Bless you all and God Bless America!