Today, the federal government released new unemployment numbers. The national unemployment rate is 9.9 percent.   But the rate for veterans who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan is 13.1 percent. That's much higher than it used to be. There are multiple barriers for veterans looking for jobs--some are new to civilian work, others have disabilities. But it's even harder now... with the recession.
The issue has so alarmed the state's unemployment office that it's partnering with veterans groups to hold job fairs across the state.  Our guest is Bert Hendricks, who helps veterans in Adams County find jobs.