Virginia lowers unemployment rate again

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Governor Ralph Northam announced Virginia’s unemployment rate had fallen another 0.2% in June down to 4.3%.

Down substantially from the 8.8% rate a year ago and lower than the national average of 5.8%. 

Virginia also had one of the lowest seasonally adjusted employment rates in the Southeast.

The Secretary of Labor Megan Healy believes these are signs that Virginia’s workers are finding safety and opportunities in the job market.

The job markets with the most growth in Virginia include leisure and hospitality which is up 25.5%.

Trade and transportation had the second highest growth at 6.5%

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