Unemployment continues to drop (with one exception)

Virginia’s statewide unemployment rate is officially 5.3%*, having dropped to the lowest level since December 2008. The Charlottesville metropolitan area is the only region that didn’t see an increase in jobs.


*We’ve explained before how this isn’t actual unemployment, which is higher. Regardless, unemployment is down.

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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One Response to Unemployment continues to drop (with one exception)

  1. Mark Edwards says:

    Thanks to all of the gov’t spending in northern Va. The biggest reason it is dropping still is because of people leaving the work force. It’s not because there are real jobs being created or because businesses are growing. We need incentives for business owners not increased taxes and gov’t regulation.

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