April 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Merilee A. Kern
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in August the 3.4-percent veteran unemployment rate represented the 12th consecutive month this metric was lower than the non-veteran unemployment rate (at 3.6 percent) — an indication that the hiring of veterans is going strong. Considering that the National Conference of State Legislatures estimates there are 18.8 million veterans in the U.S. today, representing 7.6 percent of the country’s population, this is a robust, trained and skilled employee pool that can make a significant impact on U.S. industry and, in turn, the global economy at large.
However, while the copious benefits...