For John, BLUF: If you join a Military Service, apply yourself and avoid drugs you will have a better shot when back on Civvie Street than you might otherwise. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Military Times, by Ms Natalie Gross, 13 January 2019.
Here is the lede plus four:
Women veterans were employed at higher rates than their male counterparts in 2018, federal data show.The alternative is to have two parents, living together, who give you solid middle class values.
And it’s not just women. A military background also boosted the civilian job prospects for racial minorities that have historically had a harder time finding work.
Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the annual unemployment rate for women veterans was 3 percent last year — the lowest unemployment rate on record for this group in the 21st century — while male veterans had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.
Among post-9/11 veterans in particular, women again outshined men with a 3.5 percent unemployment rate, compared to 3.9.
Breakdowns by race and ethnicity showed similar trends. White, black and Hispanic or Latina women who have served in the military since Sept. 11, 2001 all had lower unemployment rates than men of those races who did the same. The biggest gap was between black women, with a 3.6 percent unemployment rate, and black men, at 6 percent.
Regards — Cliff