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May 2019 Veteran Unemployment Rate was 2.7%; Non-Veteran Unemployment rate was 3.3%

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Unemployment rate decreased from 3.4% in May 2018

The Veteran Employment and Training Service (VETS) posted an update on the Veterans unemployment rate. The update indicated that the May 2019 veteran unemployment rate was 2.7%, down from 3.4% of a year ago in May 2018 representing the lowest veteran unemployment rate in the month of May since 2000.

This compares to the non-veteran unemployment rate in May 2019 of 3.3% and is the 13th consecutive month where the veteran unemployment rate was equal to or lower than the non-veteran unemployment rate.

May 2019 Unemployment Numbers

• Non-veteran unemployment rate: 3.3%

• Veteran unemployment rate: 2.7%

• Women veterans unemployment rate: 2.7%

• Gulf War-era II veterans: 2.8%

• Gulf War-era I veterans: 2.1%

• WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans: 2.7%

• Veterans of other service periods: 3.3%

March 2019 Unemployment Numbers

• National unemployment rate: 3.6%

• Non-veteran unemployment rate: 3.3%

• Veteran unemployment rate: 2.7%

• Women veterans unemployment rate: 2.7%

See full report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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