Every day seems to bring more bad news for veterans. But amid the ever-growing scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department, there is one thing going right: Many more veterans are getting jobs.
The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, which now stands at 5.3 percent, is at its lowest point in nearly six years. Unemployment levels for these newer veterans peaked at 15.2 percent in 2011.
And this follows a larger trend within the overall vets population. Unemployment rates for all veterans dropped to 5 percent in May, down from a peak of 9.8 percent in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.