More veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns were able to find work in January, but San Diego may be the exception.
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One year ago, the national unemployment rate for veterans was more than 15 percent. Now, that number is 9.1 percent.
The drop in unemployment is being credited to incentives and other programs created by the White House to companies that hire veterans, but in San Diego, the numbers are not so bright.
"Our unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 11.5 percent," said Maurice Wilson, the President of Reboot Workshop, a local re-education program for veterans looking to transition into the civilian workforce.
Wilson said what was most troubling is the rate for veterans aged 18 to 24.
"Their unemployment rate is 27 percent, so while I'm happy that the national rate has gone down, there's a lot of work still to do in our own backyard," he said.
Upcoming military downsizing for many in the Navy starting in September and in the Marines and Army in a few years will likely add to the unemployment rates.
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