Virginia Unemployment Numbers Released

September 2, 2010

The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in July.

The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 20.6 percent, up slightly from June. That compares with the statewide average rate of 7.1 percent for the month.

Locally, the City of Charlottesville had a 7.8% jobless rate, while Albemarle County had the region's lowest rate at 5.6%.

Fluvanna County came in at 6% and Louisa County at 8%, while Buckingham had the highest rate at over 10%.

Orange County was just under 8%, while Madison, Greene and Nelson all were around the 6% range.

Nationally, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for July was 9.7 percent.

Northern Virginia's Loudoun County held the state's lowest jobless rate for July with 4.8 percent.

The Danville region led the Virginia's metropolitan regions for the month with an unemployment rate of 12.2 percent. The Washington metropolitan region that includes Arlington and Alexandria had the lowest jobless rate for the month with 5.2 percent.


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