Unemployment Rates for Virginia
March 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States158,854,000150,738,0008,116,0005.1%
Virginia4,237,3774,060,882176,4954.2%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,18514,3448415.5%
Albemarle County54,98453,0991,8853.4%
Alexandria city94,21291,3422,8703.0%
Alleghany County6,9586,5853735.4%
Amelia County6,2756,0002754.4%
Amherst County15,25014,5756754.4%
Appomattox County6,9216,5923294.8%
Arlington County145,940142,0203,9202.7%
Augusta County35,79934,4111,3883.9%
Bath County2,4962,397994.0%
Bedford County37,57635,9671,6094.3%
Bland County2,7712,6161555.6%
Botetourt County17,44316,7816623.8%
Bristol city7,5917,2203714.9%
Brunswick County6,2375,8423956.3%
Buchanan County7,2416,38485711.8%
Buckingham County6,4066,0563505.5%
Buena Vista city3,1372,9461916.1%
Campbell County26,10024,8951,2054.6%
Caroline County15,01614,3306864.6%
Carroll County12,88212,1976855.3%
Charles City County3,7723,5811915.1%
Charlotte County5,1274,8612665.2%
Charlottesville city25,08624,2318553.4%
Chesapeake city115,852110,6735,1794.5%
Chesterfield County181,635174,6706,9653.8%
Clarke County7,4837,2022813.8%
Colonial Heights city8,9168,5124044.5%
Covington city2,4032,2531506.2%
Craig County2,4112,2891225.1%
Culpeper County23,23922,2729674.2%
Cumberland County4,5414,3212204.8%
Danville city18,76117,6151,1466.1%
Dickenson County4,8124,31949310.2%
Dinwiddie County13,62012,9276935.1%
Emporia city2,2652,0931727.6%
Essex County5,4675,1812865.2%
Fairfax city13,27712,8764013.0%
Fairfax County622,797602,45020,3473.3%
Falls Church city7,8427,6162262.9%
Fauquier County35,65434,3571,2973.6%
Floyd County8,2237,8683554.3%
Fluvanna County13,58713,1174703.5%
Franklin city3,6393,4112286.3%
Franklin County26,63825,5191,1194.2%
Frederick County45,20443,5551,6493.6%
Fredericksburg city13,73313,0636704.9%
Galax city2,9232,7741495.1%
Giles County8,0867,6634235.2%
Gloucester County19,05518,3057503.9%
Goochland County10,71610,3154013.7%
Grayson County6,8546,4613935.7%
Greene County10,0839,7643193.2%
Greensville County4,2324,0072255.3%
Halifax County15,06314,1539106.0%
Hampton city64,75360,9573,7965.9%
Hanover County57,13255,1232,0093.5%
Harrisonburg city23,85522,7131,1424.8%
Henrico County180,747173,7616,9863.9%
Henry County21,81720,5241,2935.9%
Highland County1,2231,182413.4%
Hopewell city9,7839,1436406.5%
Isle of Wight County18,60217,7678354.5%
James City County34,06832,6931,3754.0%
King and Queen County3,6253,4641614.4%
King George County12,03511,4765594.6%
King William County8,8778,5293483.9%
Lancaster County4,9994,6263737.5%
Lee County8,5807,9526287.3%
Lexington city2,0381,8961427.0%
Loudoun County196,796190,4176,3793.2%
Louisa County18,99118,2777143.8%
Lunenburg County5,2465,0032434.6%
Lynchburg city35,13233,3781,7545.0%
Madison County6,9706,7332373.4%
Manassas city22,17221,3338393.8%
Manassas Park city8,1937,8723213.9%
Martinsville city5,1834,7873967.6%
Mathews County4,0773,8981794.4%
Mecklenburg County12,49611,7757215.8%
Middlesex County4,8354,6302054.2%
Montgomery County50,25448,2382,0164.0%
Nelson County7,4357,1602753.7%
New Kent County11,32810,9244043.6%
Newport News city89,58684,8104,7765.3%
Norfolk city110,592104,6545,9385.4%
Northampton County5,6755,2913846.8%
Northumberland County5,1504,7533977.7%
Norton city1,7291,6041257.2%
Nottoway County7,1866,8992874.0%
Orange County15,93315,2526814.3%
Page County11,32910,5547756.8%
Patrick County7,4277,0094185.6%
Petersburg city13,91312,7941,1198.0%
Pittsylvania County29,88828,4031,4855.0%
Poquoson city6,1665,9412253.6%
Portsmouth city44,51841,6902,8286.4%
Powhatan County13,96213,4784843.5%
Prince Edward County9,6809,1345465.6%
Prince George County15,06914,3467234.8%
Prince William County232,681223,9868,6953.7%
Pulaski County16,68815,7629265.5%
Radford city8,5448,0954495.3%
Rappahannock County3,7223,5801423.8%
Richmond city114,722109,4285,2944.6%
Richmond County3,8333,6661674.4%
Roanoke city49,41547,2242,1914.4%
Roanoke County49,53847,7511,7873.6%
Rockbridge County9,6279,1294985.2%
Rockingham County39,45337,9621,4913.8%
Russell County11,61310,8297846.8%
Salem city12,99212,4845083.9%
Scott County9,6669,1714955.1%
Shenandoah County21,17820,3358434.0%
Smyth County13,36712,5398286.2%
Southampton County9,0668,6903764.1%
Spotsylvania County64,20261,4892,7134.2%
Stafford County66,90964,2072,7024.0%
Staunton city11,77011,2864844.1%
Suffolk city41,83039,7732,0574.9%
Surry County3,6343,4282065.7%
Sussex County4,0453,7752706.7%
Tazewell County16,47515,2141,2617.7%
Virginia Beach city228,779219,4139,3664.1%
Warren County19,84318,9858584.3%
Washington County27,21425,9731,2414.6%
Waynesboro city9,8569,4384184.2%
Westmoreland County8,5308,0664645.4%
Williamsburg city6,4766,1283485.4%
Winchester city14,59814,0005984.1%
Wise County13,77112,5561,2158.8%
Wythe County13,46112,6807815.8%
York County31,42030,1241,2964.1%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,86019,6351,2255.9%
Central Shenandoah PDC139,254133,3605,8944.2%
Commonwealth PDC44,46142,2742,1874.9%
Crater PDC257,112245,69511,4174.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC40,14136,7463,3958.5%
George Washington RC171,895164,5657,3304.3%
Hampton Roads PDC828,036788,45739,5794.8%
Lenowisco PDC33,74631,2832,4637.3%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,93644,0071,9294.2%
Mount Rogers PDC87,06382,4604,6035.3%
New River Valley PDC91,79587,6264,1694.5%
Northern Neck PDC22,51221,1111,4016.2%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,635114,6315,0044.2%
Northern Virginia RC1,343,9101,299,91243,9983.3%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC85,51882,1943,3243.9%
Region 2000 LGC120,979115,4075,5724.6%
Richmond Regional PDC574,014551,28022,7344.0%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,798160,8866,9124.1%
Southside PDC33,79631,7702,0266.0%
Thomas Jefferson PDC130,166125,6484,5183.5%
West Piedmont PDC109,714103,8575,8575.3%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,3618,8385235.6%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,65921,4321,2275.4%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,4976,1003976.1%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,22113,4557665.4%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,80213,9718315.6%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,70512,1016044.8%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,21291,3422,8703.0%
Blacksburg town20,54819,5789704.7%
Bristol city7,5917,2203714.9%
Buena Vista city3,1372,9461916.1%
Charlottesville city25,08624,2318553.4%
Chesapeake city115,852110,6735,1794.5%
Colonial Heights city8,9168,5124044.5%
Covington city2,4032,2531506.2%
Danville city18,76117,6151,1466.1%
Emporia city2,2652,0931727.6%
Fairfax city13,27712,8764013.0%
Falls Church city7,8427,6162262.9%
Franklin city3,6393,4112286.3%
Fredericksburg city13,73313,0636704.9%
Galax city2,9232,7741495.1%
Hampton city64,75360,9573,7965.9%
Harrisonburg city23,85522,7131,1424.8%
Hopewell city9,7839,1436406.5%
Leesburg town26,88026,0268543.2%
Lexington city2,0381,8961427.0%
Lynchburg city35,13233,3781,7545.0%
Manassas city22,17221,3338393.8%
Manassas Park city8,1937,8723213.9%
Martinsville city5,1834,7873967.6%
Newport News city89,58684,8104,7765.3%
Norfolk city110,592104,6545,9385.4%
Norton city1,7291,6041257.2%
Petersburg city13,91312,7941,1198.0%
Poquoson city6,1665,9412253.6%
Portsmouth city44,51841,6902,8286.4%
Radford city8,5448,0954495.3%
Richmond city114,722109,4285,2944.6%
Roanoke city49,41547,2242,1914.4%
Salem city12,99212,4845083.9%
Staunton city11,77011,2864844.1%
Suffolk city41,83039,7732,0574.9%
Virginia Beach city228,779219,4139,3664.1%
Waynesboro city9,8569,4384184.2%
Williamsburg city6,4766,1283485.4%
Winchester city14,59814,0005984.1%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)240,152233,3626,7902.8%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)242,148231,01311,1354.6%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)574,014551,28022,7344.0%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,343,9101,299,91243,9983.3%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,47771,0254,4525.9%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)251,524238,95812,5665.0%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)572,878546,07126,8074.7%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,858170,0868,7724.9%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,103,7581,066,55037,2083.4%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)215,684207,8427,8423.6%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)120,979115,4075,5724.6%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)258,889247,99110,8984.2%
South Central (LWIA VIII)78,25774,0444,2135.4%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)73,88768,0295,8587.9%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,07678,3384,7385.7%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,798160,8866,9124.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area91,79587,6264,1694.5%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area117,581113,4274,1543.5%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,30860,6752,6334.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,697132,2796,4184.6%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,47142,3642,1074.7%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,979115,4075,5724.6%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area669,528641,63627,8924.2%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,437152,0486,3894.0%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,42555,1352,2904.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area834,066794,04740,0194.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part815,774776,82638,9484.8%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,305,6783,171,753133,9254.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,578,6951,525,06753,6283.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,67666,9002,7764.0%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,80257,5552,2473.8%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area20,31218,4791,8339.0%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,50935,5752,9347.6%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part16,47515,2141,2617.7%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,64946,0182,6315.4%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,00025,3111,6896.3%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,624,6422,515,600109,0424.2%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area120,733115,8104,9234.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area882,054838,24943,8055.0%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College121,956116,9924,9644.1%
Central Virginia Community College120,979115,4075,5724.6%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)656,932629,55827,3744.2%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,65925,2061,4535.5%
Danville Community College63,71260,1713,5415.6%
Eastern Shore Community College20,86019,6351,2255.9%
Germanna Community College218,037208,8229,2154.2%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College396,270380,38215,8884.0%
John Tyler Community College260,662249,17611,4864.4%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,011152,5686,4434.1%
Mountain Empire Community College38,55835,6022,9567.7%
New River Community College91,79587,6264,1694.5%
Northern Virginia Community College1,343,9101,299,91243,9983.3%
Patrick Henry Community College61,06557,8393,2265.3%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,13769,6413,4964.8%
Piedmont Virginia Community College136,572131,7044,8683.6%
Rappahannock Community College91,81187,5184,2934.7%
Southside Virginia Community College78,47974,1444,3355.5%
Southwest Virginia Community College40,14136,7463,3958.5%
Thomas Nelson Community College232,469220,65311,8165.1%
Tidewater Community College541,571516,20325,3684.7%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,17245,7322,4405.1%
Virginia Western Community College158,437152,0486,3894.0%
Wytheville Community College52,25849,2672,9915.7%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office884,068856,30427,7643.1%
Bristol Field Office34,80533,1931,6124.6%
Cedar Bluff Field Office35,32932,4272,9028.2%
Charlottesville Field Office215,684207,8427,8423.6%
Covington Field Office11,85711,2356225.2%
Danville Field Office48,64946,0182,6315.4%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,86019,6351,2255.9%
Emporia Field Office25,23023,7171,5136.0%
Farmville Field Office44,46142,2742,1874.9%
Fishersville Field Office73,45070,2883,1624.3%
Fredericksburg Field Office171,895164,5657,3304.3%
Galax Field Office22,65921,4321,2275.4%
Hampton Field Office210,980200,13710,8435.1%
Harrisonburg Field Office74,63771,2293,4084.6%
Lynchburg Field Office120,979115,4075,5724.6%
Marion Field Office13,36712,5398286.2%
Martinsville Field Office34,42732,3202,1076.1%
Norfolk Field Office339,371324,06715,3044.5%
Norton Field Office38,55835,6022,9567.7%
Portsmouth Field Office233,507222,00411,5034.9%
Prince William Field Office459,842443,60816,2343.5%
Radford Field Office75,10771,8643,2434.3%
Richmond Field Office574,014551,28022,7344.0%
Roanoke Field Office158,437152,0486,3894.0%
South Boston Field Office15,06314,1539106.0%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,98064,9254,0555.9%
Warsaw Field Office49,39346,8132,5805.2%
Williamsburg Field Office40,54438,8211,7234.2%
Winchester Field Office108,306104,0774,2293.9%
Wytheville Field Office32,92031,0581,8625.7%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics