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Jobless rate for veterans plunges

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(CNN)--More veterans are finding work when they come back from war.

The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is down to 7-point-6 percent.

That's five points lower than a year ago.

It's also well below the national unemployment rate of 8-point-3 percent.

Many employers are making it a point to hire vets.

This week, The Walt Disney Company launched a new initiative called "Heroes Work Here."

The program is expected to recruit one-thousand vets over the next three years.

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