December saw a significant drop in jobless claims from military veterans, leaving the veteran unemployment rate at considerably less than the national average.
The overall veteran unemployment rate fell to 2.8% in December, the lowest it’s been since May 2019, while the national unemployment rate has remained steady at 3.5%, reported the Military Times.
This is the seventh month in a row that the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans has been below the national civilian rate.
For veterans, the entire year of 2019 was positive in the job sector – veteran joblessness never went above 3.5% and dropped as low as 2.3% in April, the lowest veteran unemployment rate since 2000.
The White House claims this as one of their top achievements of 2019.