Virginia unemployment rate ticks up slightly – Roanoke MSA gains jobs

Friday, November 18, 2016

RICHMOND—Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up 0.2 percentage point in October to 4.2 percent and was the same rate as a year-ago October. The labor force expanded for the third consecutive month, increasing by 27,001, or 0.6 percent, as both the number of people reporting that they were working and number of people seeking […]

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Virginia unemployment up slightly in September – labor force expands

Friday, October 21, 2016

Virginia unemployment up slightly in September - labor force expands

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly as more people enter Virginia’s labor force. The labor force expanded for the second consecutive month, increasing by 19,690 or .5 percent as both the number of people reporting that they were working and number of people seeking work increased. Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical ares lost 700 jobs for September but over […]

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Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July – Virginia labor force contracts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July - Virginia labor force contracts

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was again unchanged at 3.7 percent in July—the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent. Roanoke Metropolitan Area (MSA) employment was little changed. From June to July 2016 Roanoke MSA gained the bulk of increased jobs – 1000 up .6%. From July 2015 at 161,200 to 162,300 for July 2016 Roanoke […]

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 5.3% in June – Virginia gains jobs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent from 5.5 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Virginia’s unemployment rate remains steady at 4.9 percent with job gains of 13,400. Virginia’s employment has increased by +49,600 from June 2014 to June 2015 […]

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Roanoke MSA experiences job losses according to preliminary VEC data

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RICHMOND— In March over-the-month seven metropolitan areas experienced job losses: Richmond and Roanoke (-1,400 jobs each); Charlottesville (-1,100 jobs); Winchester (-800 jobs); Harrisonburg (-500 jobs); and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (-300 jobs). The Lynchburg MSA experienced the only over-the-month job gain (+200 jobs), and employment in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford MSA remained unchanged. The Northern Virginia metropolitan area […]

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Virginia monthly unemployment rate decreases 0.1 percent

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Virginia monthly unemployment rate decreases 0.1 percent

According to the Virginia Employment Commission Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.7 percent and was down 0.6 percentage point from January 2014. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been trending downward since October 2011 and, at 4.7 percent, is the lowest rate since October 2008. In January, with […]

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Virginia unemployment rate drops – Roanoke gains jobs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RICHMOND— Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage point in December to 4.8 percent and was down 0.4 percentage point from December 2013. December’s decrease was the third consecutive monthly decline, dropping the unemployment rate to its lowest rate since October 2008. Governor McAuliffe said in a statement, […]

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Virginia’s seasonably adjusted nonfarm employment holds steady

Friday, November 21, 2014

Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was down 900 jobs between September 2014 and October 2014 RICHMOND—Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage point in October to 5.3 percent and was down 0.1 percentage point from last October. Over the previous five months, the unemployment rate had been trending up slightly. In October, household employment increased […]

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Virginia’s employment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent

Friday, May 16, 2014

In April, private sector employment decreased by 2,400 jobs, while public sector payrolls increased by 2,200 jobs Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 4.9 percent. The March unemployment rate was revised down 0.1 percentage point, leaving it unchanged from February’s 4.9 percent rate. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues below the […]

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Virginia unemployment rate increases for fourth consecutive month

Friday, September 20, 2013

Virginia unemployment rate increases for fourth consecutive month

Compared to a year ago Virginia’s unemployment rate is now only .1% below last year. If this trend continues it will be no better than last year and maybe worse. The trend here is NOT your friend. The Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is down 800 jobs from July to August 2013 and shows a […]

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Virginia Unemployment increases – Roanoke MSA loses jobs

Friday, July 19, 2013

Virginia Unemployment increases - Roanoke MSA loses jobs

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage point this month to 5.5 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. With last month’s increase in the unemployment rate, the labor force expanded; however, this month the labor force contracted slightly (-3,810), as the drop in household employment (-11,984) exceeded the increase in those seeking work (+8,174). […]

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Virginia’s unemployment rate increases while Roanoke MSA gains jobs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Virginia's unemployment rate increases while Roanoke MSA gains jobs

In May, six of ten Virginia metropolitan areas experienced over-the-month job losses on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Lynchburg metropolitan area experienced the largest absolute and percentage job loss, with a decrease of 1,800 jobs, or a loss of 1.7 percent. Other metropolitan areas that experienced job losses in May included: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (-1,400 […]

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