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Unemployment Remains High Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

By Concerned Veterans for America

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kate Pomeroy | 703-638-3927 Arlington, VA – This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.   While the U.S. added 171,000 jobs, unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans still remains higher than the national average at 10 percent. Kate Pomeroy, Communications Director of Concerned Veterans for America said the following: “Washington has tried tax gimmicks and ineffectual government spending programs, and still month after month our unemployment rate remains high, especially among veterans.” “Washington has shown itself incapable of the type of policy reform that induces private sector growth. In the meantime, we encourage American businesses to proactively recognize that military veterans have the skill sets they seek: motivation, discipline, professionalism, work ethic, interpersonal skills, and teamwork. Washington needs to do its part to rein in spending, and create a business-friendly tax climate that will provide authentic job growth. Yet, we’d encourage business also to give our veterans another look.”

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