How veterans adjust to the civilian workforce | Bloomberg

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Unemployment for those veterans who have served in the Post 9/11 era is on the decline – it stood at 5.8% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, down 1.4% from the previous year.

But despite declines in unemployment, those transitioning from military service to the U.S. workforce face some challenges.

To get a better understanding of those issues, Bloomberg looked to a recent survey focusing on veterans searching for jobs conducted by iCIMS, a talent-acquisition firm based in New Jersey. The company’s survey was put together between August 22 and August 29 with help from Wakefield Research and uses responses from 708 Post 9/11 veterans using an email invitation and an online survey distributed by RecruitMilitary, a military-focused jobs recruitment agency.

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