VA. unemployment rate falls again

An email from Virginia’s Employment Commission announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent in December.

Non agricultural wage and salary employment increased by over 12,000 for the month of December.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate of 3.9 percent.

Employment rose in nine of eleven major industry sectors in Virginia for the month of December.

Some of the largest gains in jobs occurred in leisure and hospitality, professional, business services and trade and transportation among others.

Declines occurred in only two categories which included government and information in December.

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VA. unemployment rate falls for 17 month straight

An email from Governor Northam states that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped for the 17 month in a row.

The rate for Oct. fell to 3.6 percent in October which is 2.5 percentage points below the rate from one year ago.

Numbers indicate that this is the lowest unemployment rate since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The seasonal rate continues to be below the national rate of 4.6 percent.

Gov. Northam went on in the email to state that the trend is the result of careful fiscal management and extensive work to make Virginia a welcoming and open place.

Northam added that the approach has served Virginia well and continuing it will deliver further economic gains for the Commonwealth.

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July’s Unemployment rate falls in VA.

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Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in July.

That rate is 3.7 percent below the rate from a year ago.

The number of unemployed residents in the state decreases by over 7,000.

Job gains over the year was up 3.8 percent.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate of 5.4 percent.

Gov. Northam praised the rate saying it shows the strength and resiliency of the state’s economy and workforce.

CNBC once again named Virginia one of the top states for business according to Gov. Northam.

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VA. Unemployment rate drops below the national average

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April’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in Virginia.

That is 6.6 percentage points below the rate of a year ago.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national average.

The national unemployment rate increased to 6.1 percent.

Governor Northam noted that Virginia’s unemployment rate has decreased every month since June.

The Governor added that the rate is edging closer to pre pandemic record lows.

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