Partner4Work The National Unemployment Rate Is Uncommonly Low, So Why Aren't More Local Veterans Finding Work? By Megan Harris, Kiley Koscinski & Julia Zenkevich • Mar 5, 2019 Keith Srakocic / AP Photo Listen Listening... / 39:26 90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 While the nationwide unemployment rate for military veterans hit an 18-year low in January at 3.7 percent, the jobless rate for veterans in Pittsburgh remains at 6.7 percent. Amazon’s HQ2 Will Hire 50,000 People, Can Pittsburgh Deliver? By Margaret J. Krauss • Feb 5, 2018 Mark Lennihan / AP Listen Listening... / 1:48 Does Pittsburgh have the workers to support Amazon's HQ2 expansion? Wherever Amazon chooses to locate its second North American headquarters, or HQ2, the company expects to hire 50,000 people over the next 10 to 15 years.