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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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