State of Wisconsin seeks to help military spouses get jobs

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce held an event Thursday to discuss how the group is helping military spouses in the state.

The event focused on its "military spouse economic empowerment zones" program, designed to help military spouses find employment.

"Veteran unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent. That's an all-time low. Remarkably though, military spouse unemployment is four times the national average,” said Natalie Ryan, the National Program Director for the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Foundation.

Gov. Tony Evers also attended the event, stressing how important military spouses and their families are to their communities and the state.