Young veteran unemployment hits above 13%

The unemployment rate for veterans ages 18-24 hit 13.1 percent in December 2011, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The represents unemployment among one in three young veterans for the last quarter of 2011, which up from one in five in the last quarter of 2010.

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