Veterans Having Tough Time Finding Jobs

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The nation's unemployment rate continues to hover just under 10 percent. But America's veterans are having an even harder time finding a job.

The unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 20 and 24 is 20 percent.

Younger veterans often lack job experience and find it difficult to transition their combat skills into civilian jobs.

The American Legion has asked Congress to increase funding for programs that help vets transition to civilian life.

They also want vocational training added to the G.I. bill.

"If we can get our vets educated, obviously that leads to employment. And if there are resources for our veterans small business community, then it's not just healthy for that business then it's helpful for the whole veterans community, because veterans hire veterans," said Mark Walker, deputy director for the American Legion.

The American Legion is continuing to work to help employers accept vets with physical and mental injuries.

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