Whatever the intent of the message designer, this is just not true, nor anywhere close to being true.
As of May 2012:
>> Unemployment among veterans of all generations is just 7.8% — BETTER than the general population.
>> Unemployment among young veterans (<26 years old) is now 9.5% although it had hit a high of almost 30% not so long ago. Yet even at its worst the impact on veterans was not even half of what this bogus chart depicts.
Tracking veterans and their issues:
>> The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks veterans and issues monthly reports such as this: http://tinyurl.com/yb9ht2e
>> The Veterans Administration tracks a wide range of veteran homelessness, health and employment issues: http://tinyurl.com/7bdqxqe
>> Department of Labor tracks veterans issues too: http://www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html
Note/FYI: I added Bogus Claims to the image.