VA. unemployment rate stays below the national rate

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Governor Glenn Youngkin announced in an email that Virginia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.3 percent in January.

That rate is 1.5 percentage points below the rate of a year ago.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate which rose to 4.0 percent in January.

The labor force increased 16,461 to 4,277,757 as the number of unemployed decreased by 1,892 to 139,261.

In the governor’s words his administration is “committed to boosting economic growth, creating jobs, attracting business and lowering the cost of living for all Virginians.”

The Virginia Employment Commission added in the email¬† that January’s private sector gained 83,440 jobs.

Employment gained 6,400 jobs in the private sector in January according to the email as well.

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