An Accenture survey shows that while veterans enjoy generally lower unemployment rates than civilians, younger vets are struggling to find work.
Veterans face a host of challenges, especially in the job market after their service. Young veterans in particular are facing difficulties finding jobs after they’ve completed their military service. National data show that vets 25 and younger struggle with higher unemployment rates than non-veterans. And many of these people have been looking for work for more than a year.
An Accenture survey looked at a broad swath of employed and unemployed veterans across the U.S. According to the findings, employed vets are more likely to have been out of the military six to 10 years, while the largest percentage of unemployed veterans left the military within the last five years. Unemployed vets are also more likely to have served in the Army. Of vets deployed overseas, those who served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both are more likely to still be unemployed than those who served elsewhere.