BLS Data – August 2016

BLS Data – August 2016

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,


As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate for August 2016 remained unchanged at 4.9% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2016 decreased from 4.7% to 4.3%.  


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


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September 7, 2016