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A Department of Labor sponsored Veterans Employment Expo: The unemployment rate for veterans aged 20 to 24 is about 30 percent or more than double that of others the same age.
A Department of Labor sponsored Veterans Employment Expo: The unemployment rate for veterans aged 20 to 24 is about 30 percent or more than double that of others the same age.
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President Obama marked Veterans Day on Sunday by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Obama noted that this is the first Veterans Day in a decade when no American soldiers are fighting in Iraq and pledged the federal government's support for the million-plus members of the military who will be returning to civilian life over the next few years in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Our heroes are coming home," Obama said. "No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home."

 

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