Virginia unemployment claims near historic low

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The Virginia Employment Commission announced the number of continued unemployment claims has decreased again and remains at pre-pandemic levels.

Seasonally unadjusted weekly initial unemployment claims remain near a historic low as claims fell substantially again from the previous week.

Virginia’s weekly initial claims is currently at 827 with most of those coming from the fields of administration and support, waste management, health care, and social assistance.

The total continued weeks claimed sits at 9,834 which is 182 less claims than last week and 74% lower than last year.

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