Bad news in Waynesboro, but job situation holding steady around us

The unemployment rate in Waynesboro pushed past 11 percent in March, up nearly a point from February and more than double the jobless rate from a year ago.
A net loss of 87 jobs from February to March was reported in Waynesboro in the Virginia Employment Commission numbers released Wednesday. According to the data, 1,219 people in Waynesboro were out of work in March, up from 1,132 in February and 490 in March 2008.

The unemployment rates among our neighbors held basically steady in March – with Staunton at 7.9 percent in March, up from 7.8 percent in February, Augusta County at 7.4 percent in March, which was unchanged from February.

Buena Vista, down the Blue Ridge Parkway, saw some good news in the numbers, with its unemployment in March at 8.4 percent, down from 9.7 percent in February.


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