Pentagon Must Help Jobless Vets Translate Skills: Report

June 11, 2012

The Pentagon and Labor Department must become "more adept" at translating military experience into marketable skills to help veterans find work, according to a report by a Washington-based research group.

The Center for a New American Security said many civilian employers continue to struggle to understand how veterans' military experience would equip them for private-sector work.

About 12.7 percent of veterans who served in the military since 2001 were unemployed last month, compared with a jobless rate of 7.7 percent for all non-veterans. The nation's total unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. 

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