Credit: Plante, Tulsa World
While the unemployment rate for all people in the United States has edged itself below 8%, the rate for Veterans of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars hovers between 10-11%. For veterans of Gulf War II it is closer to 29%. And of course this number does not take account of the underemployed or those who have simply stopped looking for work and are homeless (conservatively estimated to be around 67,000 veterans). Surely we can do better than this.