Unemployment Rates for Virginia
November 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States159,451,000152,385,0007,066,0004.4%
Virginia4,233,4064,065,033168,3734.0%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,50214,7237795.0%
Albemarle County55,62253,7781,8443.3%
Alexandria city94,64091,8112,8293.0%
Alleghany County6,8896,5343555.2%
Amelia County6,2545,9972574.1%
Amherst County15,22814,5766524.3%
Appomattox County6,9056,5883174.6%
Arlington County146,706142,7253,9812.7%
Augusta County35,59634,2301,3663.8%
Bath County2,4182,329893.7%
Bedford County37,58936,0541,5354.1%
Bland County2,7832,6471364.9%
Botetourt County17,37716,7446333.6%
Bristol city7,5817,1714105.4%
Brunswick County6,1495,8083415.5%
Buchanan County6,8206,1716499.5%
Buckingham County6,4856,1283575.5%
Buena Vista city3,1092,9561534.9%
Campbell County26,05424,9191,1354.4%
Caroline County14,96014,3206404.3%
Carroll County13,05012,4126384.9%
Charles City County3,7303,5661644.4%
Charlotte County5,2084,9452635.0%
Charlottesville city25,29824,5017973.2%
Chesapeake city114,507109,6834,8244.2%
Chesterfield County181,485174,5116,9743.8%
Clarke County7,5137,2412723.6%
Colonial Heights city8,8978,5053924.4%
Covington city2,3682,2301385.8%
Craig County2,4022,2901124.7%
Culpeper County23,31522,4578583.7%
Cumberland County4,5634,3472164.7%
Danville city19,12018,0171,1035.8%
Dickenson County4,4764,0674099.1%
Dinwiddie County13,56512,9486174.5%
Emporia city2,1832,0511326.0%
Essex County5,5445,2702744.9%
Fairfax city13,36512,9644013.0%
Fairfax County626,199606,23819,9613.2%
Falls Church city7,8817,6672142.7%
Fauquier County35,72834,5221,2063.4%
Floyd County8,1307,8153153.9%
Fluvanna County13,72613,2914353.2%
Franklin city3,5653,3602055.8%
Franklin County26,63825,5071,1314.2%
Frederick County45,36243,8471,5153.3%
Fredericksburg city13,76413,1146504.7%
Galax city2,9592,8111485.0%
Giles County8,0127,6024105.1%
Gloucester County18,85318,1786753.6%
Goochland County10,74810,3434053.8%
Grayson County7,0676,7443234.6%
Greene County10,2069,8983083.0%
Greensville County4,1673,9512165.2%
Halifax County14,83814,0168225.5%
Hampton city64,00660,4133,5935.6%
Hanover County57,02055,0621,9583.4%
Harrisonburg city23,71222,6621,0504.4%
Henrico County180,464173,5376,9273.8%
Henry County22,44221,1711,2715.7%
Highland County1,2531,210433.4%
Hopewell city9,7549,1176376.5%
Isle of Wight County18,42117,6547674.2%
James City County33,75932,4911,2683.8%
King and Queen County3,6313,4751564.3%
King George County12,19111,6865054.1%
King William County8,8858,5513343.8%
Lancaster County5,0204,7902304.6%
Lee County8,3677,8095586.7%
Lexington city2,0641,9341306.3%
Loudoun County197,482191,2236,2593.2%
Louisa County18,96118,2856763.6%
Lunenburg County5,2234,9722514.8%
Lynchburg city35,09833,3631,7354.9%
Madison County7,2787,0642142.9%
Manassas city22,22121,4507713.5%
Manassas Park city8,2187,9302883.5%
Martinsville city5,2164,8673496.7%
Mathews County4,0313,8761553.8%
Mecklenburg County12,29111,6126795.5%
Middlesex County4,9164,7351813.7%
Montgomery County49,67747,7461,9313.9%
Nelson County7,5447,2852593.4%
New Kent County11,30810,9253833.4%
Newport News city88,50084,0294,4715.1%
Norfolk city109,277103,6955,5825.1%
Northampton County5,7355,4113245.6%
Northumberland County5,5455,2962494.5%
Norton city1,6441,5351096.6%
Nottoway County6,9736,7072663.8%
Orange County16,44115,7916504.0%
Page County11,28110,6756065.4%
Patrick County8,2367,7794575.5%
Petersburg city13,77812,7741,0047.3%
Pittsylvania County29,73128,3621,3694.6%
Poquoson city6,1185,8962223.6%
Portsmouth city43,92241,3302,5925.9%
Powhatan County13,98313,4964873.5%
Prince Edward County9,7369,2225145.3%
Prince George County15,03414,3197154.8%
Prince William County233,367224,9918,3763.6%
Pulaski County16,50515,6288775.3%
Radford city8,4087,9964124.9%
Rappahannock County3,7563,6271293.4%
Richmond city114,563109,3855,1784.5%
Richmond County3,8923,7541383.5%
Roanoke city49,24247,1702,0724.2%
Roanoke County49,45647,6901,7663.6%
Rockbridge County9,7619,3194424.5%
Rockingham County39,22537,8851,3403.4%
Russell County10,95610,2696876.3%
Salem city12,96112,4515103.9%
Scott County9,5019,0664354.6%
Shenandoah County20,75019,9967543.6%
Smyth County13,96513,1727935.7%
Southampton County8,9088,5643443.9%
Spotsylvania County64,36361,7822,5814.0%
Stafford County67,00064,4112,5893.9%
Staunton city11,70211,2284744.1%
Suffolk city41,28539,3911,8944.6%
Surry County3,7683,6031654.4%
Sussex County3,9993,7512486.2%
Tazewell County15,86114,7211,1407.2%
Virginia Beach city226,872217,7489,1244.0%
Warren County19,89319,1177763.9%
Washington County26,88425,6751,2094.5%
Waynesboro city9,8049,3854194.3%
Westmoreland County8,8228,4184044.6%
Williamsburg city6,4276,0843435.3%
Winchester city14,64814,0885603.8%
Wise County12,87111,8141,0578.2%
Wythe County13,42512,6437825.8%
York County31,08429,8771,2073.9%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,23720,1341,1035.2%
Central Shenandoah PDC138,644133,1385,5064.0%
Commonwealth PDC44,44242,3182,1244.8%
Crater PDC256,630245,53011,1004.3%
Cumberland Plateau PDC38,11335,2282,8857.6%
George Washington RC172,278165,3136,9654.0%
Hampton Roads PDC819,272781,99637,2764.5%
Lenowisco PDC32,38330,2242,1596.7%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,86044,0851,7753.9%
Mount Rogers PDC87,71483,2754,4395.1%
New River Valley PDC90,73286,7873,9454.3%
Northern Neck PDC23,27922,2581,0214.4%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,447114,9644,4833.8%
Northern Virginia RC1,350,0791,306,99943,0803.2%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,51883,4613,0573.5%
Region 2000 LGC120,874115,5005,3744.4%
Richmond Regional PDC573,301550,82522,4763.9%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,333160,6166,7174.0%
Southside PDC33,27831,4361,8425.5%
Thomas Jefferson PDC131,357127,0384,3193.3%
West Piedmont PDC111,383105,7035,6805.1%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,2578,7644935.3%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,07621,9671,1094.8%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,3506,0023485.5%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,29913,5697305.1%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,93414,2097254.9%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,47311,9245494.4%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,64091,8112,8293.0%
Blacksburg town20,30819,3789304.6%
Bristol city7,5817,1714105.4%
Buena Vista city3,1092,9561534.9%
Charlottesville city25,29824,5017973.2%
Chesapeake city114,507109,6834,8244.2%
Colonial Heights city8,8978,5053924.4%
Covington city2,3682,2301385.8%
Danville city19,12018,0171,1035.8%
Emporia city2,1832,0511326.0%
Fairfax city13,36512,9644013.0%
Falls Church city7,8817,6672142.7%
Franklin city3,5653,3602055.8%
Fredericksburg city13,76413,1146504.7%
Galax city2,9592,8111485.0%
Hampton city64,00660,4133,5935.6%
Harrisonburg city23,71222,6621,0504.4%
Hopewell city9,7549,1176376.5%
Leesburg town26,96826,1368323.1%
Lexington city2,0641,9341306.3%
Lynchburg city35,09833,3631,7354.9%
Manassas city22,22121,4507713.5%
Manassas Park city8,2187,9302883.5%
Martinsville city5,2164,8673496.7%
Newport News city88,50084,0294,4715.1%
Norfolk city109,277103,6955,5825.1%
Norton city1,6441,5351096.6%
Petersburg city13,77812,7741,0047.3%
Poquoson city6,1185,8962223.6%
Portsmouth city43,92241,3302,5925.9%
Radford city8,4087,9964124.9%
Richmond city114,563109,3855,1784.5%
Roanoke city49,24247,1702,0724.2%
Salem city12,96112,4515103.9%
Staunton city11,70211,2284744.1%
Suffolk city41,28539,3911,8944.6%
Virginia Beach city226,872217,7489,1244.0%
Waynesboro city9,8049,3854194.3%
Williamsburg city6,4276,0843435.3%
Winchester city14,64814,0885603.8%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)241,346234,5366,8102.8%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)243,801233,61210,1894.2%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)573,301550,82522,4763.9%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,350,0791,306,99943,0803.2%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,14571,0194,1265.5%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)248,747236,96811,7794.7%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)566,757541,42525,3324.5%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,446170,0628,3844.7%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,108,7331,072,46336,2703.3%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)217,875210,4997,3763.4%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)120,874115,5005,3744.4%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)258,091248,1029,9893.9%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,72073,7543,9665.1%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)70,49665,4525,0447.2%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,74580,1964,5495.4%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,333160,6166,7174.0%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,73286,7873,9454.3%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area118,881114,8814,0003.4%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area62,93760,5472,3903.8%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,389131,4596,9305.0%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part43,96641,9122,0544.7%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,874115,5005,3744.4%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area668,427641,10727,3204.1%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,076151,8526,2243.9%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,10254,8432,2594.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area825,125787,51137,6144.6%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part807,062770,34536,7174.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,335,9373,212,029123,9083.7%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,585,4111,533,27052,1413.3%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,09067,6712,4193.5%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,01057,9352,0753.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,99117,4161,5758.3%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,86335,4572,4066.4%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,86114,7211,1407.2%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,85146,3792,4725.1%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,65826,0381,6205.9%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,648,5122,546,535101,9773.9%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area120,039115,3904,6493.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area872,859832,44440,4154.6%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College121,292116,6004,6923.9%
Central Virginia Community College120,874115,5005,3744.4%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)656,003629,19926,8044.1%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,60925,3021,3074.9%
Danville Community College63,68960,3953,2945.2%
Eastern Shore Community College21,23720,1341,1035.2%
Germanna Community College219,312210,6258,6874.0%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College395,739380,10815,6313.9%
John Tyler Community College260,264249,09111,1734.3%
Lord Fairfax Community College158,931153,1135,8183.7%
Mountain Empire Community College36,85934,2912,5687.0%
New River Community College90,73286,7873,9454.3%
Northern Virginia Community College1,350,0791,306,99943,0803.2%
Patrick Henry Community College62,53259,3243,2085.1%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,17968,9693,2104.4%
Piedmont Virginia Community College137,842133,1664,6763.4%
Rappahannock Community College92,63888,9543,6844.0%
Southside Virginia Community College77,81673,7594,0575.2%
Southwest Virginia Community College38,11335,2282,8857.6%
Thomas Nelson Community College229,894218,79011,1044.8%
Tidewater Community College535,863511,84724,0164.5%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,43046,0182,4125.0%
Virginia Western Community College158,076151,8526,2243.9%
Wytheville Community College53,24950,4292,8205.3%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office888,791861,40527,3863.1%
Bristol Field Office34,46532,8461,6194.7%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,63731,1612,4767.4%
Charlottesville Field Office217,875210,4997,3763.4%
Covington Field Office11,67511,0935825.0%
Danville Field Office48,85146,3792,4725.1%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,23720,1341,1035.2%
Emporia Field Office24,79023,4221,3685.5%
Farmville Field Office44,44242,3182,1244.8%
Fishersville Field Office73,28970,2623,0274.1%
Fredericksburg Field Office172,278165,3136,9654.0%
Galax Field Office23,07621,9671,1094.8%
Hampton Field Office208,561198,39310,1684.9%
Harrisonburg Field Office74,21871,2222,9964.0%
Lynchburg Field Office120,874115,5005,3744.4%
Marion Field Office13,96513,1727935.7%
Martinsville Field Office35,89433,8172,0775.8%
Norfolk Field Office336,149321,44314,7064.4%
Norton Field Office36,85934,2912,5687.0%
Portsmouth Field Office230,608219,98210,6264.6%
Prince William Field Office461,288445,59415,6943.4%
Radford Field Office74,22771,1593,0684.1%
Richmond Field Office573,301550,82522,4763.9%
Roanoke Field Office158,076151,8526,2243.9%
South Boston Field Office14,83814,0168225.5%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,79565,0173,7785.5%
Warsaw Field Office50,28648,1652,1214.2%
Williamsburg Field Office40,18638,5751,6114.0%
Winchester Field Office108,166104,2893,8773.6%
Wytheville Field Office32,71330,9181,7955.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics