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MAR 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Veterans' unemployment edges down but remains high

The youngest veterans, aged 18-24, posted an ultra-high jobless rate of 21.4 percent, said the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics in its annual review of unemployment among former members of the armed services. Smart businesses recruit veterans because it's in their self-interest, because they know it's a sound investment in their bottom line, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said in a statement. Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the labor-oriented Economic Policy Institute, said the new report documents a well-known trend: We all know that young workers have higher unemployment ... Read More

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