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Virginia unemployment rate unchanged at 3.6 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged again in January at 3.6 percent, but was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago.

Virginia jobless rate drops below 4 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point in April and is now at 3.9 percent.

Virginia unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent in September

Governor McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage point in September to 4.3 percent, the third consecutive monthly decline. At 4.3 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at its lowest level since September 2008 when it was also 4.3 percent.

Mersen USA to invest $5.7 million to expand operation in Bristol

Mersen USA, a subsidiary of Mersen SA, a global expert in electrical specialties headquartered in France, will invest $5.7 million to expand its operation in the City of Salem, creating 50 new jobs.

Waynesboro among Top 20 cities on the rise in Virginia

From military bases in the north to agriculture in the south and computer chip manufacturing in between, Virginia is a state with a lively, diverse economy. The birthplace of the first American colony is home to a thriving economy that is No. 9 among states in its contribution to the nation’s GDP.

Still work to do: 15.4% of young people out of work in May

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for May 2014. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds.

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Robert Hurt: Working to put forth pro-growth policies

Since being elected to Congress, my top priority has always been adopting policies that will lead to the creation of private sector jobs for the hardworking individuals and families of Virginia’s Fifth District.

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Good employment news, right? Not according to Robert Hurt

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in March, pushing the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent, its lowest rate in more than five years. This is good news in many circles, but not any with Fifth District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt in them.

Virginia unemployment rate up 0.1 percent in March

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased a slight 0.1 percentage point in March to 5.0 percent, after declining the previous seven months. However, the labor force expanded for the third consecutive month, increasing by 28,211.

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Did Robert Hurt even read the jobs report?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that U.S. businesses added 192,000 jobs in March. Somebody might want to let Fifth District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt in on what the jobs report actually had to say.

Virginia unemployment rate dips below 5 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in February to 4.9 percent, the seventh consecutive monthly decline.

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Randy Forbes: Proud to do it

“I love my country. I was proud to do it,” he said, the sun catching the Vietnam War Veteran pin clipped to his lapel as he walked away.

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Tim Kaine invites Fort Lee servicemember to State of the Union

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine announced that his guest at tonight’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Army Staff Sergeant Tammy Brown.

Virginia posts 0.8% revenue increase in December

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday that December 2013 revenue collections for the Commonwealth of Virginia increased by 0.8 percent from December 2012.

Virginia posts 5.4 percent revenue growth in October

October revenue collections for state government in Virginia decreased by 5.4 percent from October of last year. October is not a significant month for revenue collections. On a year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 0.6 percent through October, trailing the annual forecast of 1.5 percent growth.

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Tim Kaine: Time to end sequestration

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Budget Conference Committee, called for an end to sequestration and urged his committee colleagues to find a sensible solution that would reverse the across-the board-cuts in remarks to the committee on Wednesday.

McDonnell pledges ‘smooth transition’ to Gov.-elect McAuliffe

Bob McDonnell credited the administration of Tim Kaine with helping in his transition to the Virginia governor’s office four years ago. Now the Republican governor is pledging to assist the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe in the same fashion.

Unemployment rate takes unexpected dip

  Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Don’t get too excited, but the nation’s unemploynent rate made a move in the right direction in January, falling to 9.7 percent from 10.0 percent in December. “It is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative. It is essential that we continue […]

Unemployment, underemployment rates up again

Nearly 2 million Americans have lost jobs in the past three months, the U.S. Department of Labor is reporting this morning, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. All told, 11.6 million Americans are now listed as unemployed. Another 7.8 million people seeking full-time work are working part-time, a population that has grown 3.1 […]

Unemployment – and underemployment

More than 11 million Americans are out of work, another 8 million are in search of full-time work but are currently working part-time, and yet another 1.9 million are known to be out of work but aren’t otherwise accounted for in what we refer to as the national unemployment rate. Sobering news, indeed, from the […]

Business and Economy: Unemployment rate remains at 6.1 percent

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Unemployment held at 6.1 percent in September, completing a 12-month cycle that saw the ranks of the unemployed grow by 2.2 million Americans. Among the interesting tidbits in the data released by the U.S. Department of Labor this morning: – The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks […]