Mass. vets tout skills with help from Comcast
Recent data showing declines in the unemployment rate and first-time unemployment insurance requests is hopeful news, if a long time coming. But there has been a stubborn persistence in the data that makes little sense given the emotional sentiment to fix it: the numbers of veterans who remain unemployed. The rates of unemployment can be, for Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans ages 18 to 24, more than double the national rate. This is a systemic problem and one that seems to be resisting change.