Department of Virginia,


As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is a monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for use and information.  The national unemployment rate for August 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2017 increased from 3.5% to 3.7%.  


Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.



For God and Country,

Dave Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                   Veteran Employment and Education Chair                                                                                                                                 

Department of Virginia, The American Legion


Bureau of Labor Statistics Data – August 2017 (Veteran Employment and Education Update)