March 11, 2005
New figures show overall, unemployment is up a bit in the commonwealth.
The rate in January rose to just over 3% in Virginia. In Albemarle County, the unemployment rate is just 1.3%.
Most of the rest of our area is below the state average as well.
Fluvanna County is at 1.8% and Greene County is 1.4%.
Madison County's unemployment rate is 3.4% and Orange County is 3%. Charlottesville's unemployment rate is 3%.
The only county in our area over the state average was Louisa at 4%.
The rise in the state's unemployment rate is attributed to the drop off of workers from seasonal employment in December.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.