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Veteran jobless rate falls again

(WTVM) -

While the national unemployment rate stays stagnant, the job outlook for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans continues to brighten.

The unemployment rate for veterans who entered service after September 11 fell to 8.9 percent in July, down from 9.5 percent in June.

It's the sixth month in a row the jobless rate has fallen for veterans.

The drop in unemployment for veterans comes as corporations such as Goodyear, as well as the rail and mining industries, have pledged to hire veterans.

The federal government also continues its push to expand opportunities for former service members.

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