Indiana Boasts Lowest Jobless Rate for Veterans

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate for veterans, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 report on the employment situation of former military members.

The report found that just 1.8 percent of Hoosier veterans were unemployed on average during 2016. The highest unemployment rate for veterans was 7.6 percent in Washington, D.C.

“Hoosier veterans bring tremendous skill and experience to Indiana’s workforce and we should use every tool at our disposal to honor and support them when they retire,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said. “That’s why I’m proposing income tax exemptions for military pensions — just as many other states across the nation have already done.”

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