Veteran Unemployment Rate 2.3 Percent in April

In April 2019, the veteran unemployment rate was 2.3 percent, down from 3.7 percent in April 2018; this represents the lowest veteran unemployment rate in the month of April in the entire data series (started in 2000).  The unemployment rate of 2.3 percent is also tied for the lowest monthly rate for veterans for any month in the data series.  The non-veteran unemployment rate for April 2019 was 3.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted).

Additional Veteran Unemployment Data Available

By visiting the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service employment page (, you can view additional Bureau of Labor Statistics data by various demographics such as age, gender, and period of service.  You can also view past news releases, the latest annual unemployment report, and helpful infographics.  This page will be updated periodically, so check back often for the latest information.