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Sgt. Ryan Quay shares a moment with his wife, Nicole, and his 3-year-old son, Blake, before leaving for Afghanistan on Monday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

Sgt. Ryan Quay shares a moment with his wife, Nicole, and his 3-year-old son, Blake, before leaving for Afghanistan on Monday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

City turns to vets for economic insight

By Wesley Brown

The Daily Reflector

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As the nation’s unemployment rate remains below 8 percent, joblessness for post-Sept. 11 veterans has climbed to nearly 10 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It is one of the most staggering statistics in the job market’s slow recovery, economists say.


However, there is some good news locally for veterans expected to leave the armed forces during the next four to five years.

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