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Unemployment rate improves for veterans

Good news for jobless veterans: the jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan vets fell dramatically in June.

The unemployment rate for veterans of the two wars dropped more than three points, down to 9.5 percent from 12.7 percent. 

For veterans of all generations -- the June jobless rate was 7.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent in May.

Recent job programs such as the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and a jobs fair in Detroit that landed jobs for more than 1,300 veterans are credited with the improved numbers.

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