Unemployment Rates for Virginia
December 2015, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States157,245,000149,703,0007,542,0004.8%
Virginia4,208,6544,043,320165,3343.9%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,20114,4147875.2%
Albemarle County54,11052,3231,7873.3%
Alexandria city94,06691,4852,5812.7%
Alleghany County7,0466,6723745.3%
Amelia County6,0675,8302373.9%
Amherst County15,42314,7856384.1%
Appomattox County6,9406,6383024.4%
Arlington County146,036142,5523,4842.4%
Augusta County35,72934,4031,3263.7%
Bath County2,5012,402994.0%
Bedford County37,53936,0501,4894.0%
Bland County2,8002,6641364.9%
Botetourt County17,35916,7326273.6%
Bristol city7,7907,4613294.2%
Brunswick County6,2165,8303866.2%
Buchanan County7,2946,52477010.6%
Buckingham County6,4776,1233545.5%
Buena Vista city3,2003,0431574.9%
Campbell County26,47025,3431,1274.3%
Caroline County14,49113,8206714.6%
Carroll County12,88112,2835984.6%
Charles City County3,7213,5451764.7%
Charlotte County5,0774,8022755.4%
Charlottesville city24,26423,5157493.1%
Chesapeake city114,634109,8054,8294.2%
Chesterfield County175,579168,7706,8093.9%
Clarke County7,4987,2412573.4%
Colonial Heights city8,6708,2993714.3%
Covington city2,4122,2741385.7%
Craig County2,4122,2871255.2%
Culpeper County23,14422,3108343.6%
Cumberland County4,4424,2382044.6%
Danville city19,02517,8811,1446.0%
Dickenson County4,9174,40850910.4%
Dinwiddie County13,35912,7316284.7%
Emporia city2,1882,0391496.8%
Essex County5,4675,1922755.0%
Fairfax city13,16612,7953712.8%
Fairfax County626,412607,45818,9543.0%
Falls Church city7,8797,6762032.6%
Fauquier County35,36534,1881,1773.3%
Floyd County8,3538,0572963.5%
Fluvanna County13,50113,0664353.2%
Franklin city3,6183,4012176.0%
Franklin County26,62325,5481,0754.0%
Frederick County44,66743,1361,5313.4%
Fredericksburg city13,73413,1136214.5%
Galax city2,9482,8081404.7%
Giles County8,3107,9533574.3%
Gloucester County18,93718,2526853.6%
Goochland County10,39110,0173743.6%
Grayson County6,8616,5383234.7%
Greene County9,9609,6583023.0%
Greensville County4,0873,8911964.8%
Halifax County15,10614,2308765.8%
Hampton city64,68061,1403,5405.5%
Hanover County55,62253,6981,9243.5%
Harrisonburg city23,93922,8471,0924.6%
Henrico County175,157168,4926,6653.8%
Henry County21,73120,5021,2295.7%
Highland County1,2331,188453.6%
Hopewell city9,5508,9256256.5%
Isle of Wight County18,49617,6997974.3%
James City County33,24931,9871,2623.8%
King and Queen County3,5353,3891464.1%
King George County11,96011,4674934.1%
King William County8,6728,3533193.7%
Lancaster County5,0864,7643226.3%
Lee County8,5387,9555836.8%
Lexington city2,0881,9561326.3%
Loudoun County191,484185,5285,9563.1%
Louisa County18,74018,0616793.6%
Lunenburg County5,1764,9262504.8%
Lynchburg city34,99533,2791,7164.9%
Madison County7,3317,1172142.9%
Manassas city22,19621,4257713.5%
Manassas Park city8,8128,5073053.5%
Martinsville city5,2764,8833937.4%
Mathews County4,1133,9531603.9%
Mecklenburg County12,25511,5287275.9%
Middlesex County4,8194,6281914.0%
Montgomery County51,08049,1981,8823.7%
Nelson County7,4207,1702503.4%
New Kent County10,81010,4463643.4%
Newport News city89,10384,7194,3844.9%
Norfolk city111,206105,3965,8105.2%
Northampton County5,7415,3873546.2%
Northumberland County5,4315,1183135.8%
Norton city1,7161,5971196.9%
Nottoway County7,0846,8062783.9%
Orange County15,89215,2556374.0%
Page County11,44310,5658787.7%
Patrick County7,4377,0673705.0%
Petersburg city13,50112,4671,0347.7%
Pittsylvania County29,80528,4061,3994.7%
Poquoson city6,2045,9942103.4%
Portsmouth city44,59541,9782,6175.9%
Powhatan County13,63413,1624723.5%
Prince Edward County9,5408,9975435.7%
Prince George County14,72614,0117154.9%
Prince William County230,912222,8758,0373.5%
Pulaski County17,08116,3647174.2%
Radford city8,5288,1174114.8%
Rappahannock County3,8413,7091323.4%
Richmond city110,610105,5015,1094.6%
Richmond County3,8403,6931473.8%
Roanoke city48,91346,8612,0524.2%
Roanoke County49,38247,7021,6803.4%
Rockbridge County9,6769,2104664.8%
Rockingham County40,03838,6611,3773.4%
Russell County11,61510,8927236.2%
Salem city12,90312,3985053.9%
Scott County9,8989,4404584.6%
Shenandoah County20,69619,9257713.7%
Smyth County13,53712,7817565.6%
Southampton County8,9468,5973493.9%
Spotsylvania County63,90061,3512,5494.0%
Stafford County65,93363,3992,5343.8%
Staunton city11,68511,2064794.1%
Suffolk city41,31039,4131,8974.6%
Surry County3,5723,3851875.2%
Sussex County3,9203,6762446.2%
Tazewell County16,53915,3891,1507.0%
Virginia Beach city228,294219,4658,8293.9%
Warren County19,95719,1188394.2%
Washington County27,68826,5351,1534.2%
Waynesboro city9,8229,3984244.3%
Westmoreland County8,6018,1904114.8%
Williamsburg city6,7336,3843495.2%
Winchester city14,41613,8635533.8%
Wise County13,54912,4101,1398.4%
Wythe County13,38812,7376514.9%
York County31,46930,2441,2253.9%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,94219,8011,1415.4%
Central Shenandoah PDC139,911134,3145,5974.0%
Commonwealth PDC43,86341,7222,1414.9%
Crater PDC249,152238,19410,9584.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC40,36537,2133,1527.8%
George Washington RC170,018163,1506,8684.0%
Hampton Roads PDC825,046787,85937,1874.5%
Lenowisco PDC33,70131,4022,2996.8%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,54343,7671,7763.9%
Mount Rogers PDC87,89383,8074,0864.6%
New River Valley PDC93,35289,6893,6633.9%
Northern Neck PDC22,95821,7651,1935.2%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC118,677113,8484,8294.1%
Northern Virginia RC1,340,9631,300,30140,6623.0%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC85,57382,5792,9943.5%
Region 2000 LGC121,367116,0955,2724.3%
Richmond Regional PDC555,524533,63121,8933.9%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,050160,4746,5763.9%
Southside PDC33,57731,5881,9895.9%
Thomas Jefferson PDC127,995123,7934,2023.3%
West Piedmont PDC109,897104,2875,6105.1%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,4588,9465125.4%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,69021,6291,0614.7%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,2755,9303455.5%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA13,98213,2357475.3%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,96414,2097555.0%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,56411,9985664.5%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,06691,4852,5812.7%
Blacksburg town20,99420,0109844.7%
Bristol city7,7907,4613294.2%
Buena Vista city3,2003,0431574.9%
Charlottesville city24,26423,5157493.1%
Chesapeake city114,634109,8054,8294.2%
Colonial Heights city8,6708,2993714.3%
Covington city2,4122,2741385.7%
Danville city19,02517,8811,1446.0%
Emporia city2,1882,0391496.8%
Fairfax city13,16612,7953712.8%
Falls Church city7,8797,6762032.6%
Franklin city3,6183,4012176.0%
Fredericksburg city13,73413,1136214.5%
Galax city2,9482,8081404.7%
Hampton city64,68061,1403,5405.5%
Harrisonburg city23,93922,8471,0924.6%
Hopewell city9,5508,9256256.5%
Leesburg town26,16025,3588023.1%
Lexington city2,0881,9561326.3%
Lynchburg city34,99533,2791,7164.9%
Manassas city22,19621,4257713.5%
Manassas Park city8,8128,5073053.5%
Martinsville city5,2764,8833937.4%
Newport News city89,10384,7194,3844.9%
Norfolk city111,206105,3965,8105.2%
Norton city1,7161,5971196.9%
Petersburg city13,50112,4671,0347.7%
Poquoson city6,2045,9942103.4%
Portsmouth city44,59541,9782,6175.9%
Radford city8,5288,1174114.8%
Richmond city110,610105,5015,1094.6%
Roanoke city48,91346,8612,0524.2%
Salem city12,90312,3985053.9%
Staunton city11,68511,2064794.1%
Suffolk city41,31039,4131,8974.6%
Virginia Beach city228,294219,4658,8293.9%
Waynesboro city9,8229,3984244.3%
Williamsburg city6,7336,3843495.2%
Winchester city14,41613,8635533.8%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)240,102234,0376,0652.5%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)240,524230,23110,2934.3%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)555,524533,63121,8933.9%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,340,9631,300,30140,6623.0%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)73,57369,4244,1495.6%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)250,375238,72011,6554.7%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)571,099545,75425,3454.4%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)181,245173,4967,7494.3%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,100,8611,066,26434,5973.1%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)213,568206,3727,1963.4%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)121,367116,0955,2724.3%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)258,588248,16210,4264.0%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,44073,3104,1305.3%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)74,06668,6155,4517.4%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,27478,7394,5355.4%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,050160,4746,5763.9%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area93,35289,6893,6633.9%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area115,732111,8553,8773.3%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,97761,5082,4693.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area139,948132,8057,1435.1%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part45,37643,4361,9404.3%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,367116,0955,2724.3%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area648,480621,74326,7374.1%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area157,592151,5286,0643.8%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,23655,0072,2293.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area830,616793,01137,6054.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part813,023776,42936,5944.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,291,1233,164,983126,1403.8%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,574,3351,524,73049,6053.2%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area68,93366,4252,5083.6%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,08356,9992,0843.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area20,18218,4151,7678.8%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,72536,2452,4806.4%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part16,53915,3891,1507.0%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,83046,2872,5435.2%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,00725,3851,6226.0%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,610,6152,507,911102,7043.9%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area121,213116,5154,6983.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area877,110835,81241,2984.7%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College122,446117,7034,7433.9%
Central Virginia Community College121,367116,0955,2724.3%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)636,819610,57026,2494.1%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,92325,5571,3665.1%
Danville Community College63,93660,5173,4195.3%
Eastern Shore Community College20,94219,8011,1415.4%
Germanna Community College216,385207,8328,5534.0%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College384,154368,93115,2234.0%
John Tyler Community College252,665241,63911,0264.4%
Lord Fairfax Community College157,883151,7456,1383.9%
Mountain Empire Community College38,61835,8102,8087.3%
New River Community College93,35289,6893,6633.9%
Northern Virginia Community College1,340,9631,300,30140,6623.0%
Patrick Henry Community College61,06758,0003,0675.0%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,37069,1103,2604.5%
Piedmont Virginia Community College134,472129,9164,5563.4%
Rappahannock Community College91,27187,4453,8264.2%
Southside Virginia Community College77,64873,4104,2385.5%
Southwest Virginia Community College40,36537,2133,1527.8%
Thomas Nelson Community College231,438220,46810,9704.7%
Tidewater Community College540,039516,05723,9824.4%
Virginia Highlands Community College49,01546,7772,2384.6%
Virginia Western Community College157,592151,5286,0643.8%
Wytheville Community College52,41549,8112,6045.0%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office887,559861,96625,5932.9%
Bristol Field Office35,47833,9961,4824.2%
Cedar Bluff Field Office35,44832,8052,6437.5%
Charlottesville Field Office213,568206,3727,1963.4%
Covington Field Office11,95911,3486115.1%
Danville Field Office48,83046,2872,5435.2%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,94219,8011,1415.4%
Emporia Field Office24,74623,2881,4585.9%
Farmville Field Office43,86341,7222,1414.9%
Fishersville Field Office73,43370,4043,0294.1%
Fredericksburg Field Office170,018163,1506,8684.0%
Galax Field Office22,69021,6291,0614.7%
Hampton Field Office210,393200,34910,0444.8%
Harrisonburg Field Office75,42072,0733,3474.4%
Lynchburg Field Office121,367116,0955,2724.3%
Marion Field Office13,53712,7817565.6%
Martinsville Field Office34,44432,4521,9925.8%
Norfolk Field Office339,500324,86114,6394.3%
Norton Field Office38,61835,8102,8087.3%
Portsmouth Field Office231,599220,89310,7064.6%
Prince William Field Office453,404438,33515,0693.3%
Radford Field Office76,27173,3252,9463.9%
Richmond Field Office555,524533,63121,8933.9%
Roanoke Field Office157,592151,5286,0643.8%
South Boston Field Office15,10614,2308765.8%
Tri-Cities Field Office67,29863,4943,8045.7%
Warsaw Field Office49,56447,2802,2844.6%
Williamsburg Field Office39,98238,3711,6114.0%
Winchester Field Office107,234103,2833,9513.7%
Wytheville Field Office33,26931,7651,5044.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics