KFOX-14: New Veteran Unemployment Hits Record High
IAVA's Legislative Associate Tim Embree spoke to KFOX-14 in El Paso to highlight the urgency of the unemployment crisis facing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. In January, the jobless rate amongst Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans climbed to 15.2 percent- up from just 11.7 percent in December- as the national rate declined. Watch Tim's interview below.
For a full breakdown of veteran unemployment figures and IAVA's initiatives to help new veterans transition from combat to career, click here.