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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.


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