VIP: Combating veteran unemployment one job at a time

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Thousands of Oregon veterans share the same plight, with more than 9 percent looking for work. The situation has improved since 2011, when the jobless rate for veterans was 11.4 percent. The civilian rate held steady at 8.3. Nationally, the trend is reversed, with the rate of unemployment for veterans a half point below the civilian ratepercent.