Politicians rushing to help fix high unemployment rate among military spouses

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Military spouse unemployment (Sinclair Broadcasting photo)

About 16 percent of military spouses are unemployed. Many don't want to be.

The rate is four times higher than the national average. Also of concern is underemployment with about 38 percent of miltary spouses at that level compared to nearly eight percent nationally. President Trump signed an executive order last week to make it easier for military spouses to find work in the federal govermment. Other actions are also being taken by government officials.

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