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EmploymentService members gain many skills through military service. In addition to technical and nontechnical skills, they develop flexibility, leadership and teamwork. Much of the mastery-based training they acquire transfers easily to civilian work environments. More employers are recognizing the value of hiring a veteran. Employers report their veteran employees demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility, project follow-through, and problem-solving skills, and work well under pressure.

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Unemployment rates for veterans in comparison with civilian rates by state
Definition: Veteran rates and civilian rates at the state level. This information was obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households. This is a 5-year trend display at the state level. 
Source/Date: American Community Survey 2009-2016
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Unemployment rates for veterans in comparison with civilian rates by county
Definition: Veteran rates and civilian rates at the county level. This information was obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides data on employment and unemployment in the United States. This is a 5-year trend displayed at the county level.
Source/Date: American Community Survey 2009-2016
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Unemployment rates by age for veterans in comparison with civilan rates by county
Definition: Veteran rates and civilian rates at the state level. Veteran rates and civilian rates at the county level, broken down by age groupings. This information was obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households. This is a 5-year trend display at the state level.
Source/Date: American Community Survey 2009-2016
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VA-sponsored employment support programs
Definition: VR&E: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office.
Source/Date: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs/2012
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