VA Office of Economic Opportunity / BLS Data - August 2017

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Curtis L. Coy


By Curtis L. Coy


Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,


As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. 

The national unemployment rate for August 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2017 increased from 3.5% to 3.7%.

Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.


  • BLS_Employment_Data_August_-_2017.pdf

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    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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