High Jobless Rate For Female Vets!

During the past decade about two million young men and women have served their country by risking lives in wars conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan. August unemployment rates indicated a slight drop in those unemployed, but many lack jobs. For those who left military service since 2001, the overall unemployment rate was 9,8% which represented a drop from 13.3% in July.

However, those securing jobs are not being paid in a fashion that enables them to live a middle class life. Average hourly earnings actually dropped 3 cents in August to reach the level of $23.09 per hour. In other words, if one works forty hours a week the pay(before taxes or other deductions) would be $3,200 a month. After normal deductions this means about $2,700 a month. Survival yes, middle class life, no.