U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

March 2013 Veteran Unemployment Stats

Today is the first Friday of the month … meaning the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics data has been released.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your information/use.  Veteran unemployment rate remained lower than the non-veteran unemployment rate for the 10th consecutive month.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

VRAP Makes Headway

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) program has garnered more applicants (over 97K), COE’s (about 80K) and enrolled (over 30K).  There is still much to do to encourage those who have a COE to use their VRAP benefit before it expires in March 2014.