Economy

November 22, 2010

Military recruiters jobs are easier during economic downturn

A bad economy means a better U.S. Army. Since this country ended the draft in 1973 there has been one constant: Boom times are tough for military recruiters, and recessions put the Army in a buyer’s market. The Army estimates that historically a 1 percent uptick in civilian unemployment yields a 0.6 percent increase in Army recruiting.

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