Tennessee's focus on helping veterans find jobs is getting a national push. Tennessee became only the third state to join the All Star Vet States initiative.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes started the program. It highlights job opportunities, services and support available to veterans, current service members and military spouses within a state.
The average unemployment rate for Tennessee veterans in 2013 was 6.9 percent, a little less than the state average.