Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Virginia Unemployment Rises

The Commonwealth of Virginia's unemployment went higher in September 2009 to 6.7% from 6.6 in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.  In 2008, the figure was 4.1%.

In the Charlottesville MSA (Metropolitan statistical Area, which includes the City plus Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, and Fluvanna) the most recent unemployment data shows 6.4% for the MSA, 7% for the City, and 5.3% for the County.  A 20-year high.

Data for the MSA will be next released in one week, on October 28.

Related Reading:
DP on State Unemployment
BLS, Va Economy at a Glance
Current Unemployment in Cville Area
Mohawk Plant Closing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Job less recovery, job-loss recovery