Unemployment Rates for Virginia
December 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States158,968,000151,798,0007,170,0004.5%
Virginia4,262,6814,101,664161,0173.8%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,76914,9578125.1%
Albemarle County55,71053,9751,7353.1%
Alexandria city95,39492,6982,6962.8%
Alleghany County6,8746,5233515.1%
Amelia County6,3256,0842413.8%
Amherst County15,40514,7596464.2%
Appomattox County6,9876,6863014.3%
Arlington County147,825144,0963,7292.5%
Augusta County35,95534,6131,3423.7%
Bath County2,5222,425973.8%
Bedford County37,94936,4571,4923.9%
Bland County2,7572,6301274.6%
Botetourt County17,60817,0076013.4%
Bristol city7,6247,2423825.0%
Brunswick County6,2005,8713295.3%
Buchanan County6,7116,1116008.9%
Buckingham County6,5406,1703705.7%
Buena Vista city3,0242,8821424.7%
Campbell County26,33825,1951,1434.3%
Caroline County15,08614,4416454.3%
Carroll County12,98712,3766114.7%
Charles City County3,7703,6201504.0%
Charlotte County5,2364,9812554.9%
Charlottesville city25,26924,5367332.9%
Chesapeake city115,211110,6224,5894.0%
Chesterfield County182,306175,7326,5743.6%
Clarke County7,6207,3682523.3%
Colonial Heights city8,9368,5623744.2%
Covington city2,3652,2271385.8%
Craig County2,4372,3261114.6%
Culpeper County23,56322,7458183.5%
Cumberland County4,6234,4142094.5%
Danville city19,14018,0921,0485.5%
Dickenson County4,5234,1333908.6%
Dinwiddie County13,67913,0796004.4%
Emporia city2,2022,0841185.4%
Essex County5,5555,2802755.0%
Fairfax city13,46013,0833772.8%
Fairfax County630,708611,95418,7543.0%
Falls Church city7,9417,7382032.6%
Fauquier County36,22735,0721,1553.2%
Floyd County8,3308,0123183.8%
Fluvanna County13,73713,3124253.1%
Franklin city3,5663,3671995.6%
Franklin County27,02325,9411,0824.0%
Frederick County45,59344,1491,4443.2%
Fredericksburg city13,85313,2396144.4%
Galax city2,9232,7951284.4%
Giles County8,1187,7303884.8%
Gloucester County19,03518,3816543.4%
Goochland County10,80710,4343733.5%
Grayson County6,9726,6553174.5%
Greene County10,2249,9302942.9%
Greensville County4,1963,9971994.7%
Halifax County14,73013,9128185.6%
Hampton city64,40060,9123,4885.4%
Hanover County57,40055,5141,8863.3%
Harrisonburg city23,93222,9321,0004.2%
Henrico County181,366174,6996,6673.7%
Henry County22,08220,9101,1725.3%
Highland County1,3171,269483.6%
Hopewell city9,7999,1826176.3%
Isle of Wight County18,60417,8597454.0%
James City County33,95832,7691,1893.5%
King and Queen County3,6683,5131554.2%
King George County12,27211,7974753.9%
King William County8,9428,6283143.5%
Lancaster County5,1014,8302715.3%
Lee County8,4957,9665296.2%
Lexington city2,0521,9281246.0%
Loudoun County199,170193,2505,9203.0%
Louisa County18,74018,0476933.7%
Lunenburg County5,3035,0622414.5%
Lynchburg city35,38333,7131,6704.7%
Madison County7,2577,0591982.7%
Manassas city22,39721,6537443.3%
Manassas Park city8,2758,0042713.3%
Martinsville city5,1674,8273406.6%
Mathews County4,0703,9141563.8%
Mecklenburg County12,56911,9156545.2%
Middlesex County4,9544,7791753.5%
Montgomery County50,25048,4291,8213.6%
Nelson County7,5847,3432413.2%
New Kent County11,37611,0173593.2%
Newport News city88,92384,7024,2214.7%
Norfolk city109,930104,5195,4114.9%
Northampton County5,8225,4633596.2%
Northumberland County5,5925,3322604.6%
Norton city1,6451,5381076.5%
Nottoway County7,1326,8692633.7%
Orange County16,66016,0386223.7%
Page County11,60910,7638467.3%
Patrick County8,1607,7923684.5%
Petersburg city13,84112,8629797.1%
Pittsylvania County29,85028,4961,3544.5%
Poquoson city6,1755,9682073.4%
Portsmouth city44,14141,6552,4865.6%
Powhatan County14,05313,5944593.3%
Prince Edward County9,9019,4064955.0%
Prince George County15,10514,4316744.5%
Prince William County235,204227,2147,9903.4%
Pulaski County16,68715,8438445.1%
Radford city8,4908,1073834.5%
Rappahannock County3,8053,6861193.1%
Richmond city115,037110,1174,9204.3%
Richmond County3,9063,7761303.3%
Roanoke city49,80247,7802,0224.1%
Roanoke County50,00548,3201,6853.4%
Rockbridge County9,7879,3454424.5%
Rockingham County39,85838,5781,2803.2%
Russell County11,14210,4856575.9%
Salem city13,10212,6134893.7%
Scott County9,6039,1984054.2%
Shenandoah County21,01820,2847343.5%
Smyth County13,98213,1927905.7%
Southampton County9,0048,6703343.7%
Spotsylvania County64,87562,4402,4353.8%
Stafford County67,52365,0692,4543.6%
Staunton city11,76211,2984643.9%
Suffolk city41,54439,7461,7984.3%
Surry County3,6523,4631895.2%
Sussex County4,1013,8612405.9%
Tazewell County15,86214,7871,0756.8%
Virginia Beach city228,093219,4928,6013.8%
Warren County20,07319,3257483.7%
Washington County27,19826,0171,1814.3%
Waynesboro city9,8589,4344244.3%
Westmoreland County8,9438,5294144.6%
Williamsburg city6,4516,1293225.0%
Winchester city14,75214,2195333.6%
Wise County12,81911,8429777.6%
Wythe County13,58812,8377515.5%
York County31,27030,1211,1493.7%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,59120,4201,1715.4%
Central Shenandoah PDC140,067134,7045,3633.8%
Commonwealth PDC45,06042,9862,0744.6%
Crater PDC257,817247,25310,5644.1%
Cumberland Plateau PDC38,23835,5162,7227.1%
George Washington RC173,609166,9866,6233.8%
Hampton Roads PDC823,957788,37535,5824.3%
Lenowisco PDC32,56230,5442,0186.2%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,22444,4951,7293.7%
Mount Rogers PDC88,03183,7444,2874.9%
New River Valley PDC91,87588,1213,7544.1%
Northern Neck PDC23,54222,4671,0754.6%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC120,665116,1084,5573.8%
Northern Virginia RC1,360,3741,319,69040,6843.0%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC87,51284,6002,9123.3%
Region 2000 LGC122,062116,8105,2524.3%
Richmond Regional PDC576,115554,72721,3883.7%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC169,216162,7376,4793.8%
Southside PDC33,49931,6981,8015.4%
Thomas Jefferson PDC131,264127,1434,1213.1%
West Piedmont PDC111,422106,0585,3644.8%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,2398,7504895.3%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,88221,8261,0564.6%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,3986,0813175.0%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,52413,8207044.8%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,86314,1557084.8%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,57012,0375334.2%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city95,39492,6982,6962.8%
Blacksburg town20,54019,6558854.3%
Bristol city7,6247,2423825.0%
Buena Vista city3,0242,8821424.7%
Charlottesville city25,26924,5367332.9%
Chesapeake city115,211110,6224,5894.0%
Colonial Heights city8,9368,5623744.2%
Covington city2,3652,2271385.8%
Danville city19,14018,0921,0485.5%
Emporia city2,2022,0841185.4%
Fairfax city13,46013,0833772.8%
Falls Church city7,9417,7382032.6%
Franklin city3,5663,3671995.6%
Fredericksburg city13,85313,2396144.4%
Galax city2,9232,7951284.4%
Hampton city64,40060,9123,4885.4%
Harrisonburg city23,93222,9321,0004.2%
Hopewell city9,7999,1826176.3%
Leesburg town27,21126,4137982.9%
Lexington city2,0521,9281246.0%
Lynchburg city35,38333,7131,6704.7%
Manassas city22,39721,6537443.3%
Manassas Park city8,2758,0042713.3%
Martinsville city5,1674,8273406.6%
Newport News city88,92384,7024,2214.7%
Norfolk city109,930104,5195,4114.9%
Norton city1,6451,5381076.5%
Petersburg city13,84112,8629797.1%
Poquoson city6,1755,9682073.4%
Portsmouth city44,14141,6552,4865.6%
Radford city8,4908,1073834.5%
Richmond city115,037110,1174,9204.3%
Roanoke city49,80247,7802,0224.1%
Salem city13,10212,6134893.7%
Staunton city11,76211,2984643.9%
Suffolk city41,54439,7461,7984.3%
Virginia Beach city228,093219,4928,6013.8%
Waynesboro city9,8589,4344244.3%
Williamsburg city6,4516,1293225.0%
Winchester city14,75214,2195333.6%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)243,219236,7946,4252.6%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)245,931235,9879,9444.0%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)576,115554,72721,3883.7%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,360,3741,319,69040,6843.0%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,51171,5213,9905.3%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)250,212238,98211,2304.5%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)570,093545,93024,1634.2%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)179,906171,8658,0414.5%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,117,1551,082,89634,2593.1%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)218,776211,7437,0333.2%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)122,062116,8105,2524.3%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)260,732250,8129,9203.8%
South Central (LWIA VIII)78,55974,6843,8754.9%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)70,80066,0604,7406.7%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,39980,1174,2825.1%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)169,216162,7376,4793.8%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area91,87588,1213,7544.1%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area119,064115,2663,7983.2%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,79061,5102,2803.6%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,330131,1787,1525.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,42542,4571,9684.4%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area122,062116,8105,2524.3%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area671,929645,85726,0723.9%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area159,977153,9875,9903.7%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,57555,3452,2303.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area829,893793,92335,9704.3%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part811,805776,78935,0164.3%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,347,4903,232,145115,3453.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,597,9131,548,63449,2793.1%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,27067,9112,3593.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,34558,3681,9773.3%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,98717,5131,4747.8%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,61435,3402,2746.0%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,86214,7871,0756.8%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,99046,5882,4024.9%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,24925,7371,5125.5%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,659,3842,563,67695,7083.6%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area121,365116,8554,5103.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area876,551837,31939,2324.5%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College122,682118,1244,5583.7%
Central Virginia Community College122,062116,8105,2524.3%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)658,917633,28125,6363.9%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,62425,3301,2944.9%
Danville Community College63,72060,5003,2205.1%
Eastern Shore Community College21,59120,4201,1715.4%
Germanna Community College221,089212,8288,2613.7%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College397,403382,40514,9983.8%
John Tyler Community College261,514250,87610,6384.1%
Lord Fairfax Community College160,697154,8665,8313.6%
Mountain Empire Community College37,08534,6772,4086.5%
New River Community College91,87588,1213,7544.1%
Northern Virginia Community College1,360,3741,319,69040,6843.0%
Patrick Henry Community College62,43259,4702,9624.7%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,71869,6423,0764.2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College137,804133,3134,4913.3%
Rappahannock Community College93,41489,7763,6383.9%
Southside Virginia Community College78,63274,6813,9515.0%
Southwest Virginia Community College38,23835,5162,7227.1%
Thomas Nelson Community College231,177220,60110,5764.6%
Tidewater Community College538,919516,03422,8854.2%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,80446,4512,3534.8%
Virginia Western Community College159,977153,9875,9903.7%
Wytheville Community College53,20950,4852,7245.1%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office895,328869,56925,7592.9%
Bristol Field Office34,82233,2591,5634.5%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,71531,3832,3326.9%
Charlottesville Field Office218,776211,7437,0333.2%
Covington Field Office11,76111,1755865.0%
Danville Field Office48,99046,5882,4024.9%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,59120,4201,1715.4%
Emporia Field Office25,16723,8671,3005.2%
Farmville Field Office45,06042,9862,0744.6%
Fishersville Field Office73,75570,7692,9864.0%
Fredericksburg Field Office173,609166,9866,6233.8%
Galax Field Office22,88221,8261,0564.6%
Hampton Field Office209,803200,0849,7194.6%
Harrisonburg Field Office75,39972,2733,1264.1%
Lynchburg Field Office122,062116,8105,2524.3%
Marion Field Office13,98213,1927905.7%
Martinsville Field Office35,40933,5291,8805.3%
Norfolk Field Office338,023324,01114,0124.1%
Norton Field Office37,08534,6772,4086.5%
Portsmouth Field Office232,070221,91910,1514.4%
Prince William Field Office465,046450,12114,9253.2%
Radford Field Office75,18872,2782,9103.9%
Richmond Field Office576,115554,72721,3883.7%
Roanoke Field Office159,977153,9875,9903.7%
South Boston Field Office14,73013,9128185.6%
Tri-Cities Field Office69,11365,4403,6735.3%
Warsaw Field Office50,73148,5812,1504.2%
Williamsburg Field Office40,40938,8981,5113.7%
Winchester Field Office109,056105,3453,7113.4%
Wytheville Field Office33,03231,3101,7225.2%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics