Unemployment Rates for Virginia
February 2018, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States161,494,000154,403,0007,091,0004.4%
Virginia4,326,9594,183,614143,3453.3%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,52214,6868365.4%
Albemarle County57,03455,4351,5992.8%
Alexandria city99,88597,4432,4422.4%
Alleghany County6,7286,3913375.0%
Amelia County6,2356,0012343.8%
Amherst County15,19014,6435473.6%
Appomattox County7,0736,7792944.2%
Arlington County151,608148,4583,1502.1%
Augusta County36,86935,7731,0963.0%
Bath County2,3422,265773.3%
Bedford County38,67137,3041,3673.5%
Bland County2,7222,6161063.9%
Botetourt County17,24916,7205293.1%
Bristol city7,5267,2233034.0%
Brunswick County5,9485,6103385.7%
Buchanan County6,6236,1734506.8%
Buckingham County6,5556,2113445.2%
Buena Vista city3,2753,1581173.6%
Campbell County26,40025,4039973.8%
Caroline County15,14914,5316184.1%
Carroll County13,10012,5395614.3%
Charles City County3,7523,5851674.5%
Charlotte County5,2335,0092244.3%
Charlottesville city26,17625,5056712.6%
Chesapeake city118,630114,7313,8993.3%
Chesterfield County184,279178,4215,8583.2%
Clarke County7,5777,3372403.2%
Colonial Heights city8,8578,5493083.5%
Covington city2,3512,1951566.6%
Craig County2,3472,2401074.6%
Culpeper County24,09223,2937993.3%
Cumberland County4,6414,4531884.1%
Danville city19,12118,0011,1205.9%
Dickenson County4,3204,0203006.9%
Dinwiddie County13,58713,0515363.9%
Emporia city2,2742,1591155.1%
Essex County5,4055,1362695.0%
Fairfax city13,43313,1043292.4%
Fairfax County638,121621,69016,4312.6%
Falls Church city8,2728,0921802.2%
Fauquier County36,64435,6081,0362.8%
Floyd County8,0757,8172583.2%
Fluvanna County13,87313,5083652.6%
Franklin city3,4593,2841755.1%
Franklin County26,07025,1738973.4%
Frederick County47,01745,6121,4053.0%
Fredericksburg city13,99213,4505423.9%
Galax city2,8882,7811073.7%
Giles County7,9167,6103063.9%
Gloucester County19,17818,6005783.0%
Goochland County11,02210,6653573.2%
Grayson County7,3487,0542944.0%
Greene County10,43610,1482882.8%
Greensville County4,3064,1211854.3%
Halifax County14,71214,0067064.8%
Hampton city64,25061,3292,9214.5%
Hanover County58,16056,5061,6542.8%
Harrisonburg city24,99724,0609373.7%
Henrico County182,529176,6005,9293.2%
Henry County23,01421,9841,0304.5%
Highland County1,1501,107433.7%
Hopewell city9,9159,3795365.4%
Isle of Wight County18,92418,3066183.3%
James City County35,27034,0651,2053.4%
King and Queen County3,7903,6641263.3%
King George County12,37211,9314413.6%
King William County8,8838,6102733.1%
Lancaster County5,0734,6763977.8%
Lee County8,1487,7424065.0%
Lexington city2,2982,1891094.7%
Loudoun County214,142208,5275,6152.6%
Louisa County19,20118,6185833.0%
Lunenburg County5,1504,9402104.1%
Lynchburg city36,10134,5451,5564.3%
Madison County7,3487,1491992.7%
Manassas city22,40421,6847203.2%
Manassas Park city8,7928,5112813.2%
Martinsville city5,2594,9513085.9%
Mathews County4,0703,9341363.3%
Mecklenburg County11,92711,3016265.2%
Middlesex County5,1384,9881502.9%
Montgomery County50,13648,5511,5853.2%
Nelson County7,5277,2822453.3%
New Kent County11,92211,5463763.2%
Newport News city89,47285,7403,7324.2%
Norfolk city110,851106,3344,5174.1%
Northampton County5,2034,7844198.1%
Northumberland County5,2054,8293767.2%
Norton city1,6101,542684.2%
Nottoway County6,9396,6742653.8%
Orange County16,61916,0775423.3%
Page County11,50610,7717356.4%
Patrick County7,3807,0093715.0%
Petersburg city13,41612,4989186.8%
Pittsylvania County29,36328,1401,2234.2%
Poquoson city6,1896,0031863.0%
Portsmouth city44,14542,0832,0624.7%
Powhatan County13,92113,5014203.0%
Prince Edward County10,3399,8904494.3%
Prince George County15,15514,5595963.9%
Prince William County243,011235,6207,3913.0%
Pulaski County16,21915,6016183.8%
Radford city8,2957,9633324.0%
Rappahannock County3,7843,6721123.0%
Richmond city116,932112,3394,5933.9%
Richmond County3,8593,6951644.2%
Roanoke city48,93447,0921,8423.8%
Roanoke County49,10147,6191,4823.0%
Rockbridge County10,51510,1663493.3%
Rockingham County41,43240,2521,1802.8%
Russell County10,91910,3535665.2%
Salem city12,89012,4514393.4%
Scott County9,4119,0713403.6%
Shenandoah County21,08020,3996813.2%
Smyth County12,82012,2206004.7%
Southampton County8,6598,3593003.5%
Spotsylvania County67,00364,7142,2893.4%
Stafford County70,50368,2502,2533.2%
Staunton city11,91911,5293903.3%
Suffolk city43,11041,5741,5363.6%
Surry County3,6163,4791373.8%
Sussex County3,8573,6282295.9%
Tazewell County15,69314,8688255.3%
Virginia Beach city231,153223,9797,1743.1%
Warren County20,31719,6236943.4%
Washington County27,01326,0081,0053.7%
Waynesboro city10,3409,9593813.7%
Westmoreland County8,8258,3864395.0%
Williamsburg city6,7786,4593194.7%
Winchester city14,74714,2564913.3%
Wise County12,88412,1237615.9%
Wythe County13,51712,9265914.4%
York County32,38131,3929893.1%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,72519,4701,2556.1%
Central Shenandoah PDC145,137140,4584,6793.2%
Commonwealth PDC45,09243,1781,9144.2%
Crater PDC259,262249,8449,4183.6%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,55535,4142,1415.7%
George Washington RC179,019172,8766,1433.4%
Hampton Roads PDC836,065805,71730,3483.6%
Lenowisco PDC32,05330,4781,5754.9%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,46444,9321,5323.3%
Mount Rogers PDC86,93483,3673,5674.1%
New River Valley PDC90,64187,5423,0993.4%
Northern Neck PDC22,96221,5861,3766.0%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC122,244117,9984,2463.5%
Northern Virginia RC1,399,6681,363,12936,5392.6%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC88,48785,7992,6883.0%
Region 2000 LGC123,435118,6744,7613.9%
Richmond Regional PDC582,517563,16319,3543.3%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC165,670159,8815,7893.5%
Southside PDC32,58730,9171,6705.1%
Thomas Jefferson PDC134,247130,4963,7512.8%
West Piedmont PDC110,207105,2584,9494.5%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,0798,5864935.4%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,33622,3749624.1%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,5806,2803004.6%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,98014,3436374.3%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,08815,5135753.6%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,11811,6434753.9%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city99,88597,4432,4422.4%
Blacksburg town20,70719,8998083.9%
Bristol city7,5267,2233034.0%
Buena Vista city3,2753,1581173.6%
Charlottesville city26,17625,5056712.6%
Chesapeake city118,630114,7313,8993.3%
Colonial Heights city8,8578,5493083.5%
Covington city2,3512,1951566.6%
Danville city19,12118,0011,1205.9%
Emporia city2,2742,1591155.1%
Fairfax city13,43313,1043292.4%
Falls Church city8,2728,0921802.2%
Franklin city3,4593,2841755.1%
Fredericksburg city13,99213,4505423.9%
Galax city2,8882,7811073.7%
Hampton city64,25061,3292,9214.5%
Harrisonburg city24,99724,0609373.7%
Hopewell city9,9159,3795365.4%
Leesburg town29,22628,4967302.5%
Lexington city2,2982,1891094.7%
Lynchburg city36,10134,5451,5564.3%
Manassas city22,40421,6847203.2%
Manassas Park city8,7928,5112813.2%
Martinsville city5,2594,9513085.9%
Newport News city89,47285,7403,7324.2%
Norfolk city110,851106,3344,5174.1%
Norton city1,6101,542684.2%
Petersburg city13,41612,4989186.8%
Poquoson city6,1896,0031863.0%
Portsmouth city44,14542,0832,0624.7%
Radford city8,2957,9633324.0%
Richmond city116,932112,3394,5933.9%
Roanoke city48,93447,0921,8423.8%
Salem city12,89012,4514393.4%
Staunton city11,91911,5293903.3%
Suffolk city43,11041,5741,5363.6%
Virginia Beach city231,153223,9797,1743.1%
Waynesboro city10,3409,9593813.7%
Williamsburg city6,7786,4593194.7%
Winchester city14,74714,2564913.3%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)251,493245,9015,5922.2%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)249,992240,2649,7283.9%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)582,517563,16319,3543.3%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,399,6681,363,12936,5392.6%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)74,98371,4233,5604.7%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)253,518243,5889,9303.9%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)578,931558,65020,2813.5%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)177,575170,9096,6663.8%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,148,1751,117,22830,9472.7%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)222,734216,2956,4392.9%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)123,435118,6744,7613.9%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)267,381258,4568,9253.3%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,67974,0953,5844.6%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)69,60865,8923,7165.3%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,13780,0854,0524.8%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)165,670159,8815,7893.5%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,64187,5423,0993.4%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,601118,0893,5122.9%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area66,42964,3122,1173.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,677133,2945,3833.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part43,95042,3021,6483.7%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area123,435118,6744,7613.9%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area677,571653,96923,6023.5%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area156,591151,2955,2963.4%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,12857,2611,8673.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area842,961812,15430,8073.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part824,401794,52929,8723.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,416,7063,293,993122,7133.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,643,5801,599,07644,5042.7%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area72,28169,8222,4593.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part61,76459,8681,8963.1%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,81417,6851,1296.0%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,16334,8632,3006.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,69314,8688255.3%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,48446,1412,3434.8%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area28,27326,9351,3384.7%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,723,9192,626,39897,5213.6%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area125,557121,5733,9843.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area889,813855,47134,3423.9%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College126,707122,6804,0273.2%
Central Virginia Community College123,435118,6744,7613.9%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)664,434641,37923,0553.5%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,50926,3641,1454.2%
Danville Community College63,19660,1473,0494.8%
Eastern Shore Community College20,72519,4701,2556.1%
Germanna Community College227,078219,3957,6833.4%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College401,765388,22913,5363.4%
John Tyler Community College262,669253,1509,5193.6%
Lord Fairfax Community College162,672157,2785,3943.3%
Mountain Empire Community College36,37334,4981,8755.2%
New River Community College90,64187,5423,0993.4%
Northern Virginia Community College1,399,6681,363,12936,5392.6%
Patrick Henry Community College61,72359,1172,6064.2%
Paul D. Camp Community College74,15271,5232,6293.5%
Piedmont Virginia Community College140,802136,7074,0952.9%
Rappahannock Community College93,72089,9953,7254.0%
Southside Virginia Community College78,02474,3743,6504.7%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,55535,4142,1415.7%
Thomas Nelson Community College234,340224,9889,3524.0%
Tidewater Community College547,889528,70119,1883.5%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,35945,4511,9084.0%
Virginia Western Community College156,591151,2955,2963.4%
Wytheville Community College52,39550,1362,2594.3%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office911,319888,78722,5322.5%
Bristol Field Office34,53933,2311,3083.8%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,23531,3941,8415.5%
Charlottesville Field Office222,734216,2956,4392.9%
Covington Field Office11,42110,8515705.0%
Danville Field Office48,48446,1412,3434.8%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,72519,4701,2556.1%
Emporia Field Office24,45523,1911,2645.2%
Farmville Field Office45,09243,1781,9144.2%
Fishersville Field Office76,36673,8812,4853.3%
Fredericksburg Field Office179,019172,8766,1433.4%
Galax Field Office23,33622,3749624.1%
Hampton Field Office211,470203,0648,4064.0%
Harrisonburg Field Office77,93575,0832,8523.7%
Lynchburg Field Office123,435118,6744,7613.9%
Marion Field Office12,82012,2206004.7%
Martinsville Field Office35,65333,9441,7094.8%
Norfolk Field Office342,004330,31311,6913.4%
Norton Field Office36,37334,4981,8755.2%
Portsmouth Field Office236,927228,3378,5903.6%
Prince William Field Office488,349474,34214,0072.9%
Radford Field Office74,42271,9412,4813.3%
Richmond Field Office582,517563,16319,3543.3%
Roanoke Field Office156,591151,2955,2963.4%
South Boston Field Office14,71214,0067064.8%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,40365,1433,2604.8%
Warsaw Field Office50,24847,9182,3304.6%
Williamsburg Field Office42,04840,5241,5243.6%
Winchester Field Office110,738107,2273,5113.2%
Wytheville Field Office32,45831,1431,3154.1%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics