If you’ve served in the military, there’s some good news. The unemployment rate for most veterans is lower than it is for civilians. What’s more, many veterans earn higher salaries than their civilian counterparts, especially if they’re working in the same field as they did while in the service. And a large majority of veterans are saying their salaries have increased since leaving the military.
Overall, the unemployment rate for vets is slightly lower than for civilians by about .3 percent, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Vets have a 7 percent employment rate while the general population unemployment rate is 7.3 percent. But there are some bleak spots in the vet employment picture as well.