Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unemployment rate declined to 6.7% with just over 74,000 jobs being created. Fewer working-age Americans are working now than in last the 30-years.
Post 9/11 veteran unemployment dropped to 7.3%, with 178,000 out of work. That is a drop from year ago which stood at 10.8%. The 7.3% is still higher than the national unemployment number of 6.7%.
511,000, 9/11 veterans have given up looking for work all together, an increase of 14.8% over last year.
Corporations are simply not creating enough decent paying jobs to employ all the unemployed veterans.
Unfortunately, we have a Guy Fawkes (bonfires and all) mindset in Congress who are busy trying blow up every safety net program that many Americans depend on to keep them from falling into oblivion. Vets, Social Security, Medicare, military pensioners, federal workers, etc... are under constant threat from a so called Grand Bargain agreement between Congress and the White House.
It is long past time for Congress to extend unemployment insurance.