There’s been intense coverage of the nation’s suddenly improving economy – including the sharp drop in the unemployment rate. But one part of that story may have slipped by in a mass of numbers.
There’s apparently been a dramatic fall in joblessness among America’s newest veterans – those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month, their unemployment rate actually dipped below the national average. One possible explanation: new tax credits for businesses to hire vets.
Still, more than a 150,000 veterans are still unemployed, and some have even become homeless. Need to Know’s Maria Hinojosa has been following several of these new veterans since last fall.