Unemployment Rates for Virginia
April 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States158,488,000151,075,0007,413,0004.7%
Virginia4,204,1314,059,445144,6863.4%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,31314,6636504.2%
Albemarle County55,05453,5891,4652.7%
Alexandria city93,43791,1052,3322.5%
Alleghany County6,9226,6512713.9%
Amelia County6,2266,0112153.5%
Amherst County15,21514,6705453.6%
Appomattox County6,9126,6502623.8%
Arlington County144,805141,6543,1512.2%
Augusta County35,67934,5671,1123.1%
Bath County2,4502,374763.1%
Bedford County37,41736,1371,2803.4%
Bland County2,7482,6191294.7%
Botetourt County17,31716,8055123.0%
Bristol city7,4927,1893034.0%
Brunswick County6,2075,8683395.5%
Buchanan County7,0656,32074510.5%
Buckingham County6,4006,1292714.2%
Buena Vista city3,0962,9581384.5%
Campbell County25,98525,0199663.7%
Caroline County14,84514,2785673.8%
Carroll County12,83112,2965354.2%
Charles City County3,7383,5921463.9%
Charlotte County5,1184,9062124.1%
Charlottesville city25,08224,4306522.6%
Chesapeake city114,921110,5034,4183.8%
Chesterfield County179,574173,7905,7843.2%
Clarke County7,4537,2362172.9%
Colonial Heights city8,8108,4663443.9%
Covington city2,3902,2721184.9%
Craig County2,3812,290913.8%
Culpeper County23,02222,2647583.3%
Cumberland County4,5294,3491804.0%
Danville city18,60217,5121,0905.9%
Dickenson County4,8054,3714349.0%
Dinwiddie County13,47712,8915864.3%
Emporia city2,2382,1041346.0%
Essex County5,4345,1972374.4%
Fairfax city13,14212,8343082.3%
Fairfax County616,928600,59516,3332.6%
Falls Church city7,7627,5891732.2%
Fauquier County35,48534,4751,0102.8%
Floyd County8,2567,9942623.2%
Fluvanna County13,56713,2133542.6%
Franklin city3,6293,4282015.5%
Franklin County26,53325,5809533.6%
Frederick County45,04643,7451,3012.9%
Fredericksburg city13,57713,0315464.0%
Galax city2,8912,7711204.2%
Giles County8,0777,7303474.3%
Gloucester County18,91618,3136033.2%
Goochland County10,59510,2703253.1%
Grayson County6,8186,4993194.7%
Greene County10,0949,8462482.5%
Greensville County4,2004,0061944.6%
Halifax County14,93214,1787545.0%
Hampton city64,14760,8483,2995.1%
Hanover County56,55754,9111,6462.9%
Harrisonburg city23,73222,8808523.6%
Henrico County178,734172,8525,8823.3%
Henry County21,61720,5341,0835.0%
Highland County1,2511,218332.6%
Hopewell city9,6859,1035826.0%
Isle of Wight County18,52517,7797464.0%
James City County33,70232,6211,0813.2%
King and Queen County3,5903,4671233.4%
King George County11,89611,4624343.6%
King William County8,7778,4952823.2%
Lancaster County5,0064,7063006.0%
Lee County8,5027,9495536.5%
Lexington city1,9991,8891105.5%
Loudoun County195,346190,1395,2072.7%
Louisa County18,84718,2525953.2%
Lunenburg County5,2295,0182114.0%
Lynchburg city34,98233,5411,4414.1%
Madison County6,9906,8061842.6%
Manassas city21,94421,2706743.1%
Manassas Park city8,0917,8452463.0%
Martinsville city5,1114,7673446.7%
Mathews County4,0263,8941323.3%
Mecklenburg County12,44011,7926485.2%
Middlesex County4,8384,6821563.2%
Montgomery County50,11348,5621,5513.1%
Nelson County7,4547,2352192.9%
New Kent County11,19510,8813142.8%
Newport News city88,72384,6434,0804.6%
Norfolk city109,660104,4405,2204.8%
Northampton County5,7995,4713285.7%
Northumberland County5,1494,8502995.8%
Norton city1,7081,6011076.3%
Nottoway County7,1316,8982333.3%
Orange County15,92815,3775513.5%
Page County11,43610,8835534.8%
Patrick County7,4117,0883234.4%
Petersburg city13,71612,7309867.2%
Pittsylvania County29,69328,4821,2114.1%
Poquoson city6,1195,9511682.7%
Portsmouth city44,17141,5962,5755.8%
Powhatan County13,79513,4083872.8%
Prince Edward County9,6469,2304164.3%
Prince George County14,90314,2906134.1%
Prince William County230,482223,4916,9913.0%
Pulaski County16,63915,8537864.7%
Radford city8,4898,1503394.0%
Rappahannock County3,6913,5851062.9%
Richmond city113,366108,8324,5344.0%
Richmond County3,8303,7091213.2%
Roanoke city48,97847,1611,8173.7%
Roanoke County49,11547,7001,4152.9%
Rockbridge County9,6029,2213814.0%
Rockingham County39,61038,4571,1532.9%
Russell County11,52610,8686585.7%
Salem city12,89112,4714203.3%
Scott County9,5989,1804184.4%
Shenandoah County21,01520,3766393.0%
Smyth County13,43212,7127205.4%
Southampton County9,1878,8703173.5%
Spotsylvania County63,58861,3932,1953.5%
Stafford County66,33264,1082,2243.4%
Staunton city11,67711,2853923.4%
Suffolk city41,52039,7351,7854.3%
Surry County3,7193,5441754.7%
Sussex County4,0703,8402305.7%
Tazewell County16,33315,2261,1076.8%
Virginia Beach city226,706218,8957,8113.4%
Warren County19,61918,9506693.4%
Washington County26,94525,9699763.6%
Waynesboro city9,7749,4293453.5%
Westmoreland County8,6258,2753504.1%
Williamsburg city6,3786,1102684.2%
Winchester city14,56914,0934763.3%
Wise County13,67312,5651,1088.1%
Wythe County13,47512,8186574.9%
York County31,08530,0621,0233.3%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,11220,1349784.6%
Central Shenandoah PDC138,870134,2784,5923.3%
Commonwealth PDC44,27942,5411,7383.9%
Crater PDC254,392244,7649,6283.8%
Cumberland Plateau PDC39,72936,7852,9447.4%
George Washington RC170,238164,2725,9663.5%
Hampton Roads PDC821,108787,33833,7704.1%
Lenowisco PDC33,48131,2952,1866.5%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,58144,0481,5333.4%
Mount Rogers PDC86,63282,8733,7594.3%
New River Valley PDC91,57488,2893,2853.6%
Northern Neck PDC22,61021,5401,0704.7%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,138115,2833,8553.2%
Northern Virginia RC1,331,9371,296,52235,4152.7%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC85,11682,5072,6093.1%
Region 2000 LGC120,511116,0174,4943.7%
Richmond Regional PDC567,554548,53619,0183.4%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC166,527160,9305,5973.4%
Southside PDC33,57931,8381,7415.2%
Thomas Jefferson PDC130,098126,5653,5332.7%
West Piedmont PDC108,967103,9635,0044.6%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,3128,9233894.2%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,54021,5669744.3%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,4386,1103285.1%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,17513,5795964.2%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,69714,0686294.3%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,81612,2985184.0%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city93,43791,1052,3322.5%
Blacksburg town20,45319,7097443.6%
Bristol city7,4927,1893034.0%
Buena Vista city3,0962,9581384.5%
Charlottesville city25,08224,4306522.6%
Chesapeake city114,921110,5034,4183.8%
Colonial Heights city8,8108,4663443.9%
Covington city2,3902,2721184.9%
Danville city18,60217,5121,0905.9%
Emporia city2,2382,1041346.0%
Fairfax city13,14212,8343082.3%
Falls Church city7,7627,5891732.2%
Franklin city3,6293,4282015.5%
Fredericksburg city13,57713,0315464.0%
Galax city2,8912,7711204.2%
Hampton city64,14760,8483,2995.1%
Harrisonburg city23,73222,8808523.6%
Hopewell city9,6859,1035826.0%
Leesburg town26,67425,9886862.6%
Lexington city1,9991,8891105.5%
Lynchburg city34,98233,5411,4414.1%
Manassas city21,94421,2706743.1%
Manassas Park city8,0917,8452463.0%
Martinsville city5,1114,7673446.7%
Newport News city88,72384,6434,0804.6%
Norfolk city109,660104,4405,2204.8%
Norton city1,7081,6011076.3%
Petersburg city13,71612,7309867.2%
Poquoson city6,1195,9511682.7%
Portsmouth city44,17141,5962,5755.8%
Radford city8,4898,1503394.0%
Richmond city113,366108,8324,5344.0%
Roanoke city48,97847,1611,8173.7%
Salem city12,89112,4714203.3%
Staunton city11,67711,2853923.4%
Suffolk city41,52039,7351,7854.3%
Virginia Beach city226,706218,8957,8113.4%
Waynesboro city9,7749,4293453.5%
Williamsburg city6,3786,1102684.2%
Winchester city14,56914,0934763.3%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)238,242232,7595,4832.3%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)240,625231,6818,9443.7%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)567,554548,53619,0183.4%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,331,9371,296,52235,4152.7%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)74,81870,9743,8445.1%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)249,070238,54810,5224.2%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)568,319545,24623,0734.1%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,206171,1627,0444.0%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,093,6951,063,76329,9322.7%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)215,214209,0726,1422.9%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)120,511116,0174,4943.7%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)258,008249,5618,4473.3%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,85874,3793,4794.5%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)73,21068,0805,1307.0%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)82,43478,3834,0514.9%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)166,527160,9305,5973.4%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area91,57488,2893,2853.6%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area117,651114,4423,2092.7%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,34261,3372,0053.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,275132,5995,6764.1%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,03542,3381,6973.9%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,511116,0174,4943.7%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area662,063638,64023,4233.5%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area157,215152,0075,2083.3%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,13055,2811,8493.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area826,737792,59734,1404.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part808,599775,39033,2094.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,286,6143,170,299116,3153.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,564,7041,521,56443,1402.8%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,48867,2872,2013.2%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,61557,8381,7773.0%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area20,18618,5371,6498.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,37435,8182,5566.7%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part16,33315,2261,1076.8%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,29545,9942,3014.8%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area26,72825,3011,4275.3%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,611,5462,518,06693,4803.6%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area120,472116,6183,8543.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area876,146838,83537,3114.3%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College121,723117,8363,8873.2%
Central Virginia Community College120,511116,0174,4943.7%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)649,812626,78223,0303.5%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,45925,3651,0944.1%
Danville Community College63,22760,1723,0554.8%
Eastern Shore Community College21,11220,1349784.6%
Germanna Community College216,178208,7197,4593.5%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College391,894378,52513,3693.4%
John Tyler Community College257,918248,2579,6613.7%
Lord Fairfax Community College158,314153,3434,9713.1%
Mountain Empire Community College38,28635,6662,6206.8%
New River Community College91,57488,2893,2853.6%
Northern Virginia Community College1,331,9371,296,52235,4152.7%
Patrick Henry Community College60,67257,9692,7034.5%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,86169,8123,0494.2%
Piedmont Virginia Community College136,498132,6943,8042.8%
Rappahannock Community College91,28287,9313,3513.7%
Southside Virginia Community College78,07074,4783,5924.6%
Southwest Virginia Community College39,72936,7852,9447.4%
Thomas Nelson Community College230,154220,2359,9194.3%
Tidewater Community College536,978515,16921,8094.1%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,86945,8701,9994.2%
Virginia Western Community College157,215152,0075,2083.3%
Wytheville Community College52,19549,7152,4804.8%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office876,074853,77722,2972.5%
Bristol Field Office34,43733,1581,2793.7%
Cedar Bluff Field Office34,92432,4142,5107.2%
Charlottesville Field Office215,214209,0726,1422.9%
Covington Field Office11,76211,2974654.0%
Danville Field Office48,29545,9942,3014.8%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,11220,1349784.6%
Emporia Field Office25,08523,7701,3155.2%
Farmville Field Office44,27942,5411,7383.9%
Fishersville Field Office73,07870,5672,5113.4%
Fredericksburg Field Office170,238164,2725,9663.5%
Galax Field Office22,54021,5669744.3%
Hampton Field Office208,990199,8179,1734.4%
Harrisonburg Field Office74,77872,2202,5583.4%
Lynchburg Field Office120,511116,0174,4943.7%
Marion Field Office13,43212,7127205.4%
Martinsville Field Office34,13932,3891,7505.1%
Norfolk Field Office336,366323,33513,0313.9%
Norton Field Office38,28635,6662,6206.8%
Portsmouth Field Office231,953221,91110,0424.3%
Prince William Field Office455,863442,74513,1182.9%
Radford Field Office74,93572,4362,4993.3%
Richmond Field Office567,554548,53619,0183.4%
Roanoke Field Office157,215152,0075,2083.3%
South Boston Field Office14,93214,1787545.0%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,38064,8643,5165.1%
Warsaw Field Office49,27547,2752,0004.1%
Williamsburg Field Office40,08038,7311,3493.4%
Winchester Field Office107,702104,4003,3023.1%
Wytheville Field Office32,86231,2901,5724.8%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics