Employment numbers continue to improve
The state rate was at 6.5 percent in August, down from 6.9 percent in July and 7.3 percent in June, according to data on the Virginia Employment Commission updated Wednesday.
– Rockingham County and Augusta County continue to have the lowest unemployment rates in the Valley. Rockingham was at 5.3 percent unemployment in August, down from 5.7 percent in July. Augusta was at 5.7 percent in August, down from 6.2 percent in July.
– Harrisonburg’s rate was down a full percentage point, from 7.2 percent in July to 6.2 percent in August.
– Staunton and Waynesboro had the smallest drops. Staunton was at 6.9 percent in August after having been at 7.2 percent in July. Waynesboro was at 8.5 percent after being at 8.8 percent in July.
– Story by Chris Graham
UVA Basketball Fans!
Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”
Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”
Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell