BLS Data – September 2017 and 3rd Quarter 2017
Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,
As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. We have also included the 3rd quarter 2017 statistic report. Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The national unemployment rate for September 2017 decreased from 4.4% to 4.2% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for September 2017 decreased from 3.7% to 3.0%.
Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
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