Jobless rate for recent veterans jumps, but it’s good news

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By wtop.com

The unemployment rate for recent veterans jumped in November, but for a good reason.

Many decided to come off the sidelines and begin actively seeking work — and if they didn’t immediately find it, they were counted as unemployed. A growing perception that it’s worth looking for a job is an encouraging sign.

The jobless rate for those who have served in the armed forces anytime since 2001 jumped to 4.6 percent in November from 3.6 percent in October.

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