Levin: Obama Proposal to Lower Unemployment Among Veterans Important to Michigan

Aug 5, 2011 Issues: Veterans

Michigan has highest unemployment rate in nation among post-9/11 veterans

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today praised the proposal unveiled by President Obama aimed at lowering the unemployment rate of veterans. Nearly 30 percent of Michigan veterans who have served since 9/11 are unemployed, according to a recent Joint Economic Committee Report, the highest rate in the nation:

“Our veterans have put their lives on the line for our nation and we owe them not only an enormous debt of gratitude, but also every effort to ensure that they can find work upon their return home. We face a particularly daunting challenge in Michigan, where nearly a third of post-9/11 veterans are unemployed. This proposal is an important step in lowering that rate and keeping our commitment to the men and women who have already sacrificed so much.”