Unemployment Rates for Virginia
January 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States158,676,000150,527,0008,149,0005.1%
Virginia4,242,2594,064,910177,3494.2%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,22714,2829456.2%
Albemarle County53,72951,8221,9073.5%
Alexandria city96,41893,4143,0043.1%
Alleghany County6,7886,3884005.9%
Amelia County6,1475,8682794.5%
Amherst County15,06814,3976714.5%
Appomattox County6,9296,5753545.1%
Arlington County147,899143,9003,9992.7%
Augusta County36,87535,5201,3553.7%
Bath County2,4662,3591074.3%
Bedford County37,91436,2331,6814.4%
Bland County2,7342,5751595.8%
Botetourt County17,45716,7996583.8%
Bristol city7,5067,1223845.1%
Brunswick County6,1515,7563956.4%
Buchanan County6,6445,9946509.8%
Buckingham County6,3005,8654356.9%
Buena Vista city3,2143,0651494.6%
Campbell County26,04024,8171,2234.7%
Caroline County14,85414,1537014.7%
Carroll County13,07612,2188586.6%
Charles City County3,6723,4991734.7%
Charlotte County5,1114,8282835.5%
Charlottesville city24,81223,9448683.5%
Chesapeake city115,712110,8374,8754.2%
Chesterfield County180,307173,2647,0433.9%
Clarke County7,3877,1212663.6%
Colonial Heights city8,7988,4073914.4%
Covington city2,3722,1911817.6%
Craig County2,3802,2621185.0%
Culpeper County23,26022,3389224.0%
Cumberland County4,5814,3472345.1%
Danville city19,02917,8191,2106.4%
Dickenson County4,3883,9814079.3%
Dinwiddie County13,31612,6476695.0%
Emporia city2,1902,0441466.7%
Essex County5,4735,1593145.7%
Fairfax city13,07512,6684073.1%
Fairfax County626,971606,70120,2703.2%
Falls Church city8,0277,8032242.8%
Fauquier County35,76534,4551,3103.7%
Floyd County7,8557,4643915.0%
Fluvanna County13,22212,7514713.6%
Franklin city3,5173,3062116.0%
Franklin County26,40225,2571,1454.3%
Frederick County45,02843,4161,6123.6%
Fredericksburg city13,67313,0096644.9%
Galax city2,9122,7651475.0%
Giles County7,7857,2475386.9%
Gloucester County18,84718,1077403.9%
Goochland County10,67210,2544183.9%
Grayson County7,0826,6354476.3%
Greene County9,8379,4903473.5%
Greensville County4,1623,9472155.2%
Halifax County14,52713,6868415.8%
Hampton city64,02660,3453,6815.7%
Hanover County56,82954,7832,0463.6%
Harrisonburg city24,55923,4611,0984.5%
Henrico County179,650172,5097,1414.0%
Henry County22,11620,8451,2715.7%
Highland County1,1811,130514.3%
Hopewell city9,7349,0586766.9%
Isle of Wight County18,53917,7148254.5%
James City County34,09132,6791,4124.1%
King and Queen County3,5693,4101594.5%
King George County12,35411,8195354.3%
King William County8,7508,3983524.0%
Lancaster County5,0604,6084528.9%
Lee County8,3757,8035726.8%
Lexington city2,2722,1391335.9%
Loudoun County204,040197,4696,5713.2%
Louisa County18,33217,5867464.1%
Lunenburg County5,2004,9292715.2%
Lynchburg city35,36433,5121,8525.2%
Madison County7,1106,8782323.3%
Manassas city22,08921,2428473.8%
Manassas Park city8,5098,1793303.9%
Martinsville city5,1684,7684007.7%
Mathews County4,0483,8731754.3%
Mecklenburg County12,29411,5167786.3%
Middlesex County4,8674,6562114.3%
Montgomery County48,30346,2152,0884.3%
Nelson County7,1096,8482613.7%
New Kent County11,31610,9134033.6%
Newport News city88,68483,9864,6985.3%
Norfolk city110,027104,3805,6475.1%
Northampton County5,5715,1444277.7%
Northumberland County5,2814,8504318.2%
Norton city1,5901,4801106.9%
Nottoway County7,0566,7612954.2%
Orange County16,34015,6167244.4%
Page County11,42310,4629618.4%
Patrick County7,9967,6183784.7%
Petersburg city13,54312,4881,0557.8%
Pittsylvania County29,30927,8141,4955.1%
Poquoson city6,0985,8742243.7%
Portsmouth city44,12241,5012,6215.9%
Powhatan County13,54013,0395013.7%
Prince Edward County10,0089,4405685.7%
Prince George County15,02714,2847434.9%
Prince William County236,375227,5198,8563.7%
Pulaski County16,59515,0501,5459.3%
Radford city8,1077,6194886.0%
Rappahannock County3,6893,5561333.6%
Richmond city114,149108,7425,4074.7%
Richmond County3,8363,6571794.7%
Roanoke city49,51847,2932,2254.5%
Roanoke County49,73947,8981,8413.7%
Rockbridge County10,0859,5924934.9%
Rockingham County40,42439,0041,4203.5%
Russell County11,11010,3497616.8%
Salem city12,98212,4255574.3%
Scott County9,3618,9274344.6%
Shenandoah County20,80220,0057973.8%
Smyth County13,88813,0578316.0%
Southampton County8,7458,3673784.3%
Spotsylvania County64,91462,2262,6884.1%
Stafford County68,02065,3412,6793.9%
Staunton city12,07211,6004723.9%
Suffolk city42,04540,0871,9584.7%
Surry County3,5413,3521895.3%
Sussex County3,8853,6082777.1%
Tazewell County15,59414,4671,1277.2%
Virginia Beach city227,843218,7189,1254.0%
Warren County19,90519,0478584.3%
Washington County26,88225,5521,3304.9%
Waynesboro city10,2599,8224374.3%
Westmoreland County8,6928,1765165.9%
Williamsburg city6,6146,2393755.7%
Winchester city14,24413,6475974.2%
Wise County12,39611,3491,0478.4%
Wythe County13,47012,4001,0707.9%
York County31,87830,5841,2944.1%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,79819,4261,3726.6%
Central Shenandoah PDC143,407137,6925,7154.0%
Commonwealth PDC44,40342,0382,3655.3%
Crater PDC254,503243,09911,4044.5%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,73634,7912,9457.8%
George Washington RC173,815166,5487,2674.2%
Hampton Roads PDC824,329786,07638,2534.6%
Lenowisco PDC31,72229,5592,1636.8%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,55443,6031,9514.3%
Mount Rogers PDC87,55082,3245,2266.0%
New River Valley PDC88,64583,5955,0505.7%
Northern Neck PDC22,86921,2911,5786.9%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC118,789113,6985,0914.3%
Northern Virginia RC1,363,4031,318,89544,5083.3%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,16482,8433,3213.9%
Region 2000 LGC121,315115,5345,7814.8%
Richmond Regional PDC570,135547,00323,1324.1%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,638160,5137,1254.3%
Southside PDC32,97230,9582,0146.1%
Thomas Jefferson PDC127,041122,4414,6003.6%
West Piedmont PDC110,020104,1215,8995.4%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,1608,5795816.3%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,07021,6181,4526.3%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,3525,9913615.7%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,58913,7878025.5%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA15,57114,7967755.0%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,26211,6735894.8%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city96,41893,4143,0043.1%
Blacksburg town19,69518,7769194.7%
Bristol city7,5067,1223845.1%
Buena Vista city3,2143,0651494.6%
Charlottesville city24,81223,9448683.5%
Chesapeake city115,712110,8374,8754.2%
Colonial Heights city8,7988,4073914.4%
Covington city2,3722,1911817.6%
Danville city19,02917,8191,2106.4%
Emporia city2,1902,0441466.7%
Fairfax city13,07512,6684073.1%
Falls Church city8,0277,8032242.8%
Franklin city3,5173,3062116.0%
Fredericksburg city13,67313,0096644.9%
Galax city2,9122,7651475.0%
Hampton city64,02660,3453,6815.7%
Harrisonburg city24,55923,4611,0984.5%
Hopewell city9,7349,0586766.9%
Leesburg town27,87526,9898863.2%
Lexington city2,2722,1391335.9%
Lynchburg city35,36433,5121,8525.2%
Manassas city22,08921,2428473.8%
Manassas Park city8,5098,1793303.9%
Martinsville city5,1684,7684007.7%
Newport News city88,68483,9864,6985.3%
Norfolk city110,027104,3805,6475.1%
Norton city1,5901,4801106.9%
Petersburg city13,54312,4881,0557.8%
Poquoson city6,0985,8742243.7%
Portsmouth city44,12241,5012,6215.9%
Radford city8,1077,6194886.0%
Richmond city114,149108,7425,4074.7%
Roanoke city49,51847,2932,2254.5%
Salem city12,98212,4255574.3%
Staunton city12,07211,6004723.9%
Suffolk city42,04540,0871,9584.7%
Virginia Beach city227,843218,7189,1254.0%
Waynesboro city10,2599,8224374.3%
Williamsburg city6,6146,2393755.7%
Winchester city14,24413,6475974.2%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)244,317237,3147,0032.9%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)244,189232,76111,4284.7%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)570,135547,00323,1324.1%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,363,4031,318,89544,5083.3%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)74,19669,8354,3615.9%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)250,238237,81412,4245.0%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)570,550544,91025,6404.5%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)176,195165,91910,2765.8%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,119,0861,081,58137,5053.4%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)213,205205,2847,9213.7%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)121,315115,5345,7814.8%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)262,196251,39010,8064.1%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,37572,9964,3795.7%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)69,45864,3505,1087.4%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,61878,8644,7545.7%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,638160,5137,1254.3%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area88,64583,5955,0505.7%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area115,009110,7204,2893.7%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area64,98362,4652,5183.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area137,278129,2288,0505.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part43,74941,6012,1484.9%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,315115,5345,7814.8%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area664,189635,91428,2754.3%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,478151,9346,5444.1%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,20656,9422,2643.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area830,693791,92538,7684.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part812,574774,92437,6504.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,341,5633,212,057129,5063.9%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,600,0161,545,98854,0283.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,38266,6932,6893.9%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,27257,0632,2093.7%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,37416,8101,5648.5%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,09634,5592,5376.8%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,59414,4671,1277.2%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,33845,6332,7055.6%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,28425,6131,6716.1%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,654,7642,548,955105,8094.0%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area124,189119,4074,7823.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area876,441833,36343,0784.9%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College125,370120,5374,8333.9%
Central Virginia Community College121,315115,5345,7814.8%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)651,142623,38827,7544.3%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,19725,7341,4635.4%
Danville Community College62,86559,3193,5465.6%
Eastern Shore Community College20,79819,4261,3726.6%
Germanna Community College220,525211,3809,1454.1%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College393,172376,91316,2594.1%
John Tyler Community College257,970246,47511,4954.5%
Lord Fairfax Community College158,243151,7096,5344.1%
Mountain Empire Community College36,11033,5402,5707.1%
New River Community College88,64583,5955,0505.7%
Northern Virginia Community College1,363,4031,318,89544,5083.3%
Patrick Henry Community College61,68258,4883,1945.2%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,84669,4743,3724.6%
Piedmont Virginia Community College133,341128,3065,0353.8%
Rappahannock Community College92,09387,6264,4674.9%
Southside Virginia Community College77,58073,1194,4615.8%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,73634,7912,9457.8%
Thomas Nelson Community College231,391219,70711,6845.0%
Tidewater Community College539,749515,52324,2264.5%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,27645,7312,5455.3%
Virginia Western Community College158,478151,9346,5444.1%
Wytheville Community College53,16249,6503,5126.6%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office892,390864,48627,9043.1%
Bristol Field Office34,38832,6741,7145.0%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,34830,8102,5387.6%
Charlottesville Field Office213,205205,2847,9213.7%
Covington Field Office11,62610,9386885.9%
Danville Field Office48,33845,6332,7055.6%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,79819,4261,3726.6%
Emporia Field Office24,79723,2631,5346.2%
Farmville Field Office44,40342,0382,3655.3%
Fishersville Field Office75,95872,8683,0904.1%
Fredericksburg Field Office173,815166,5487,2674.2%
Galax Field Office23,07021,6181,4526.3%
Hampton Field Office209,533198,89610,6375.1%
Harrisonburg Field Office76,40672,9273,4794.6%
Lynchburg Field Office121,315115,5345,7814.8%
Marion Field Office13,88813,0578316.0%
Martinsville Field Office35,28033,2312,0495.8%
Norfolk Field Office337,870323,09814,7724.4%
Norton Field Office36,11033,5402,5707.1%
Portsmouth Field Office232,680221,81210,8684.7%
Prince William Field Office471,013454,40916,6043.5%
Radford Field Office72,05068,5453,5054.9%
Richmond Field Office570,135547,00323,1324.1%
Roanoke Field Office158,478151,9346,5444.1%
South Boston Field Office14,52713,6868415.8%
Tri-Cities Field Office67,84463,8444,0005.9%
Warsaw Field Office49,57646,7872,7895.6%
Williamsburg Field Office40,70538,9181,7874.4%
Winchester Field Office107,366103,2364,1303.8%
Wytheville Field Office32,79930,0252,7748.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics