Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in the month of November, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but was down 0.5 percentage point from August a year ago.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point in June, but was 0.6 percentage point below the year-ago June rate
The Virginia Employment Commission announced on Friday that the number of unemployed Virginians grew considerably in the month of August even as national unemployment rates declined. “It’s disappointing to see Virginia’s unemployment rate head in the wrong direction, particularly when the national rate decreased over the same amount of time,” said DPVA Executive Director David [...]