For years, it's been no secret that veteran unemployment rates were usually higher than the civilian population. But now, they've officially crossed the threshold to the other side. Reported by CNBC, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is down to 3.9 percent since October. Not only is that the lowest point in seven years, it's better than the nations average of 5 percent. Veterans have been going stronger than the civilian population for 23 uninterrupted weeks. For what this news means, see this Military.com article.