Vets fare better on front lines of job search

Despite a perception that veterans are having a particularly hard time finding jobs, the unemployment rate for veterans in Michigan is lower than for the overall work force.

Unemployment rates for veterans and for all Michigan workers:

YearVeteransOverall
20057.0%                 6.8%
20066.0%                 6.9%
20074.9%                  7.1%
20088.0%                  8.3%
200915.0%                 13.4%
2010 15.9%               12.7%
201111.2%                10.4%
2012>7.9%                 9.1%

Source: Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives.

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