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Virginia job growth continues in April

Job growth continued in April in Virginia, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The bureau’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics showed the number of employed Virginians increased by 517 to 4 million, 455 thousand 81. That’s over 204 thousand more Virginians employed since January 2022, according to a news release from Governor Glenn Youngkin’s office.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained below 3 percent at 2.8 percent in April, down 0.1 percent from last month. The national unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.

“Our goal since day one has been for more Virginians to hear the words ‘you are hired,’ and each new job created represents a step toward a stronger Commonwealth and a promising future for all Virginians,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “It is our strong job growth that enabled us to pass and sign a bipartisan budget this week, making historic investments in areas important to our workforce, such as childcare for working families, behavioral health, and education. We will keep Virginia on a winning path and strengthen our economic vitality and our communities.”

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