May 20, 2012
Virginia's unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate in three years in April and is still below the national average.
The Virginia Employment Commission says Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 5.6 percent in April. That's down 0.6 percentage points lower than a year ago.
Virginia's jobless rate has been trending down since January 2010, when joblessness peaked at 7.3 percent.
Officials say nonfarm employment increased by 23,400 jobs in April. It was the third consecutive monthly increase.
Virginia's rate is still below the national average, which dropped to 8.1 percent in April.
The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus