Today, as we honor America’s military veterans with parades and speeches and community luncheons, there is one form of recognition veterans value above most others. A job.
Young veterans, those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — what the government classifies as Gulf War-era II — are struggling the most. For them, finding a job is harder than for other, older veterans. Their 10 percent unemployment rate, 37 percent higher than the population as a whole, tells only part of the story.