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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

Virginia’s unemployment rate was down in June to 3.7 percent after holding steady at 3.8 percent the previous three months.


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Virginia unemployment rate steady at 3.8 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.8 percent for the third consecutive month.


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Virginia unemployment rate lowest in nine years

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008.


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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent.


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Virginia unemployment rate holds steady at 3.7%

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in July while year-over-year job growth continued for the 28th consecutive month.


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Virginia unemployment rate lowest since May 2008

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now at 3.8 percent—the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent.


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Virginia unemployment rate lowest since 2008

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percent in March and is now at 4.0 percent—the lowest rate since the June 2008 rate of 3.9 percent.


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Virginia unemployment rate dips to 4.1 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since July 2008.


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Governor McAuliffe announces decrease in Virginia unemployment rate

Governor McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.2 percent, the fourth consecutive monthly decline.


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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.


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Virginia receives federal grant to support key unemployment insurance initiatives

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly a million dollars in federal grant money to Virginia to support initiatives within the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program in two key areas.


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Governor McAuliffe announces decrease in Virginia unemployment rate

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percentage point in August to 4.5 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline.


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Virginia seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2008

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage point in December to 4.8 percent and was down 0.4 percentage point from December 2013.


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Robert Hurt: A New Year, a new Congress

As this year comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. I believe that we as a country have much to look forward to as a new year and a new 114th Congress begin.


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LGBT equality in Virginia-based companies detailed in new report

The Human Rights Campaign released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 25 in Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.


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Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


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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.


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Robert Hurt: President’s broken promises on healthcare continue to harm Virginians

The impacts of the President’s healthcare law were the top concern facing small businesses and their employees, as the law is hindering their ability to create more jobs and is harming their employees.


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Randy Forbes: My thoughts on government dysfunction

According to a Gallup survey released last year, Americans were more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the nation – more than the economy, unemployment, the deficit, and healthcare.


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Robert Hurt: Reforming the tax code and allowing small business to grow

As I traveled along Route 58 recently, touring a variety of manufacturing companies, I talked with small business owners and working Virginians about the biggest issues for success in their businesses.


This Is What You Should Be Making This Election About, Mr. President

Hey, Mr. President. Why aren’t you out there on the hustings talking to the American people? There’s an election coming up, and the American political system is more dysfunctional than it’s been in generations, maybe ever.


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House passes Robert Hurt small business bill

The House voted Thursday to pass the Jobs for America Act from Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), which combines the text of 15 bipartisan bills to improve conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation.


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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.


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Robert Hurt on Dodd-Frank Act

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later.”


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President Obama on the latest jobs report

We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.


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How a fairer tax code can improve America’s infrastructure

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed. The first is the increasing – and troubling – trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes.


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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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Emmett Hanger: Proposed Medicaid reform compromise

Today, as Chairman of the Medicaid Innovation & Reform Commission (MIRC) and as Chairman of the Senate Finance-Health & Human Resources Subcommittee, I am offering a proposal intended to serve as the basis for a compromise between the House, the Senate, and the Administration regarding Medicaid.


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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.


Sam Rasoul: General Assembly Update

Some quick updates from the veto and special sessions:


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Robert Hurt: Jobs remain our top priority

I was pleased to take part in two events that demonstrated that opportunities are on the horizon for our communities. Danville’s job fair, sponsored by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, was an encouraging display, with 35 area employers advertising nearly 700 available positions.


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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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U.S. Senate passes unemployment insurance extension

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed American, including as many as 20,000 Virginians, according to some estimates.


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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.


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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.


Gov. McAuliffe announces Virginia relay contract extension with AT&T

Gov.Terry McAuliffe announced today that a one-year contract extension has been signed with AT&T to maintain traditional telecommunication relay services currently provided by the Relay Center in Norton, Virginia.


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Robert Hurt statement on President Obama budget

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released a statement in response to the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget plan.


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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.