Martinsville Had Highest Unemployment Rate in August

The Va. Employment Commission says Martinsville

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Oct. 21, 2913

The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in August.

The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 14.6 percent. That's up from 13 percent in July and down from 16.7 percent a year ago.

Arlington County had Virginia's lowest jobless rate with 3.7 percent in June, followed by 4.1 percent in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

The Danville region had the highest unemployment rate among Virginia's metropolitan regions at 8.1 percent. The Washington metropolitan region that includes Arlington and Alexandria had the lowest rate of 4.4 percent.

The statewide rate for August was 5.6 percent, while the national average was 7.3 percent.

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