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Virginia’s unemployment rate drops

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Gov. Northam announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 0.3% to 5.3% in Jan..

That is 2.8 percentage points above the rate from a year ago.

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 14,100 jobs.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate which was 6.3 percent in January and fell to 6.2% in February.

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