Unemployment Rates for Virginia
April 2015, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States156,554,000148,587,0007,966,0005.1%
Virginia4,258,6004,065,583193,0174.5%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,98715,0968915.6%
Albemarle County55,08352,9912,0923.8%
Alexandria city94,52491,3393,1853.4%
Alleghany County7,1296,7753545.0%
Amelia County6,2555,9792764.4%
Amherst County15,92315,1417824.9%
Appomattox County7,2086,8513575.0%
Arlington County146,567142,3014,2662.9%
Augusta County36,79735,2481,5494.2%
Bath County2,5362,4331034.1%
Bedford County38,49136,7501,7414.5%
Bland County2,9072,7371705.8%
Botetourt County17,68616,9447424.2%
Bristol city7,8897,4614285.4%
Brunswick County6,5046,0514537.0%
Buchanan County7,6606,83083010.8%
Buckingham County6,6416,2683735.6%
Buena Vista city3,2423,0781645.1%
Campbell County27,10725,8231,2844.7%
Caroline County14,65913,8837765.3%
Carroll County13,16912,4227475.7%
Charles City County3,8493,6422075.4%
Charlotte County5,3365,0343025.7%
Charlottesville city24,54023,6458953.6%
Chesapeake city115,756110,3455,4114.7%
Chesterfield County176,418168,6007,8184.4%
Clarke County7,7457,4333124.0%
Colonial Heights city8,6988,2844144.8%
Covington city2,4292,2841456.0%
Craig County2,4592,3151445.9%
Culpeper County23,59022,5471,0434.4%
Cumberland County4,5574,3152425.3%
Danville city19,30717,6981,6098.3%
Dickenson County5,2004,6885129.8%
Dinwiddie County13,62412,8637615.6%
Emporia city2,3662,2001667.0%
Essex County5,7425,4273155.5%
Fairfax city13,22412,7594653.5%
Fairfax County628,748606,17122,5773.6%
Falls Church city7,8977,6512463.1%
Fauquier County36,35634,9051,4514.0%
Floyd County8,8348,4923423.9%
Fluvanna County13,66613,1395273.9%
Franklin city3,6153,3482677.4%
Franklin County27,29626,0081,2884.7%
Frederick County45,28043,4271,8534.1%
Fredericksburg city13,83513,0797565.5%
Galax city2,9492,7831665.6%
Giles County8,5858,1544315.0%
Gloucester County19,32618,5108164.2%
Goochland County10,52010,0744464.2%
Grayson County6,9516,5264256.1%
Greene County10,1419,7643773.7%
Greensville County4,3374,0922455.6%
Halifax County15,50714,4921,0156.5%
Hampton city65,41861,3824,0366.2%
Hanover County56,11453,8812,2334.0%
Harrisonburg city24,23623,0021,2345.1%
Henrico County176,011168,1317,8804.5%
Henry County22,17420,6451,5296.9%
Highland County1,4681,418503.4%
Hopewell city9,6718,9187537.8%
Isle of Wight County18,84517,9728734.6%
James City County33,65032,1551,4954.4%
King and Queen County3,6493,4671825.0%
King George County12,07711,5055724.7%
King William County8,7908,4073834.4%
Lancaster County5,3484,9553937.3%
Lee County8,6478,0106377.4%
Lexington city2,1912,0491426.5%
Loudoun County192,878185,8277,0513.7%
Louisa County18,90618,0868204.3%
Lunenburg County5,3715,0952765.1%
Lynchburg city35,76933,8401,9295.4%
Madison County7,2647,0042603.6%
Manassas city22,33621,3749624.3%
Manassas Park city8,8658,4883774.3%
Martinsville city5,3204,8205009.4%
Mathews County4,1703,9881824.4%
Mecklenburg County12,59011,7967946.3%
Middlesex County5,0004,7732274.5%
Montgomery County52,13549,9722,1634.1%
Nelson County7,6777,3623154.1%
New Kent County10,91810,4874313.9%
Newport News city89,95284,9744,9785.5%
Norfolk city112,095105,6916,4045.7%
Northampton County6,1845,7814036.5%
Northumberland County5,5405,1563846.9%
Norton city1,7611,6421196.8%
Nottoway County7,1336,7933404.8%
Orange County16,34115,5587834.8%
Page County11,95011,1238276.9%
Patrick County7,6687,2384305.6%
Petersburg city13,76112,4491,3129.5%
Pittsylvania County30,30528,6061,6995.6%
Poquoson city6,3486,1042443.8%
Portsmouth city44,97342,0842,8896.4%
Powhatan County13,74213,1685744.2%
Prince Edward County9,9229,3126106.1%
Prince George County14,86214,0408225.5%
Prince William County232,465222,6699,7964.2%
Pulaski County17,45516,5958604.9%
Radford city8,6698,2274425.1%
Rappahannock County3,9633,7961674.2%
Richmond city111,303105,2896,0145.4%
Richmond County4,0483,8501984.9%
Roanoke city49,55846,9922,5665.2%
Roanoke County49,89147,8832,0084.0%
Rockbridge County10,0859,5964894.8%
Rockingham County41,48839,8011,6874.1%
Russell County11,39310,6237706.8%
Salem city13,02112,4305914.5%
Scott County10,0839,5864974.9%
Shenandoah County21,44020,4769644.5%
Smyth County13,72012,8298916.5%
Southampton County9,2638,8703934.2%
Spotsylvania County64,50761,4673,0404.7%
Stafford County66,47663,4023,0744.6%
Staunton city11,84811,2915574.7%
Suffolk city41,86239,6632,1995.3%
Surry County3,6813,5011804.9%
Sussex County4,2513,9652866.7%
Tazewell County17,13815,8791,2597.3%
Virginia Beach city230,364220,16610,1984.4%
Warren County20,14819,1819674.8%
Washington County28,14026,8241,3164.7%
Waynesboro city9,9429,4365065.1%
Westmoreland County9,1508,6485025.5%
Williamsburg city6,8026,3934096.0%
Winchester city14,70514,0796264.3%
Wise County13,95912,8061,1538.3%
Wythe County14,03613,2338035.7%
York County31,75330,3561,3974.4%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC22,17120,8771,2945.8%
Central Shenandoah PDC143,833137,3526,4814.5%
Commonwealth PDC45,21542,7962,4195.3%
Crater PDC251,669238,91212,7575.1%
Cumberland Plateau PDC41,39138,0203,3718.1%
George Washington RC171,554163,3368,2184.8%
Hampton Roads PDC833,703791,51442,1895.1%
Lenowisco PDC34,45032,0442,4067.0%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,67744,5722,1054.5%
Mount Rogers PDC89,76184,8154,9465.5%
New River Valley PDC95,67891,4404,2384.4%
Northern Neck PDC24,08622,6091,4776.1%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC121,268115,7195,5494.6%
Northern Virginia RC1,347,5041,298,57948,9253.6%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC87,51483,8103,7044.2%
Region 2000 LGC124,498118,4056,0934.9%
Richmond Regional PDC558,875533,27225,6034.6%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC169,469161,6317,8384.6%
Southside PDC34,60132,3392,2626.5%
Thomas Jefferson PDC130,013124,9875,0263.9%
West Piedmont PDC112,070105,0157,0556.3%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,5589,0594995.2%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,06921,7311,3385.8%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,7036,2924116.1%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,47913,6278525.9%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA15,51814,7237955.1%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,87812,2186605.1%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,52491,3393,1853.4%
Blacksburg town21,42320,3251,0985.1%
Bristol city7,8897,4614285.4%
Buena Vista city3,2423,0781645.1%
Charlottesville city24,54023,6458953.6%
Chesapeake city115,756110,3455,4114.7%
Colonial Heights city8,6988,2844144.8%
Covington city2,4292,2841456.0%
Danville city19,30717,6981,6098.3%
Emporia city2,3662,2001667.0%
Fairfax city13,22412,7594653.5%
Falls Church city7,8977,6512463.1%
Franklin city3,6153,3482677.4%
Fredericksburg city13,83513,0797565.5%
Galax city2,9492,7831665.6%
Hampton city65,41861,3824,0366.2%
Harrisonburg city24,23623,0021,2345.1%
Hopewell city9,6718,9187537.8%
Leesburg town26,30825,3989103.5%
Lexington city2,1912,0491426.5%
Lynchburg city35,76933,8401,9295.4%
Manassas city22,33621,3749624.3%
Manassas Park city8,8658,4883774.3%
Martinsville city5,3204,8205009.4%
Newport News city89,95284,9744,9785.5%
Norfolk city112,095105,6916,4045.7%
Norton city1,7611,6421196.8%
Petersburg city13,76112,4491,3129.5%
Poquoson city6,3486,1042443.8%
Portsmouth city44,97342,0842,8896.4%
Radford city8,6698,2274425.1%
Richmond city111,303105,2896,0145.4%
Roanoke city49,55846,9922,5665.2%
Salem city13,02112,4305914.5%
Staunton city11,84811,2915574.7%
Suffolk city41,86239,6632,1995.3%
Virginia Beach city230,364220,16610,1984.4%
Waynesboro city9,9429,4365065.1%
Williamsburg city6,8026,3934096.0%
Winchester city14,70514,0796264.3%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)241,091233,6407,4513.1%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)245,162232,88412,2785.0%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)558,875533,27225,6034.6%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,347,5041,298,57948,9253.6%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,25170,3124,9396.6%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)253,249239,87413,3755.3%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)576,773548,13928,6345.0%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)185,439176,2559,1845.0%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,106,4131,064,93941,4743.7%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)217,527208,7978,7304.0%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)124,498118,4056,0934.9%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)265,101253,07112,0304.5%
South Central (LWIA VIII)79,81675,1354,6815.9%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)75,84170,0645,7777.6%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,77479,0075,7676.8%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)169,469161,6317,8384.6%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area95,67891,4404,2384.4%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area117,748113,1694,5793.9%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area65,72462,8032,9214.4%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area141,497134,1037,3945.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part46,11243,8712,2414.9%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area124,498118,4056,0934.9%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area653,446622,06031,3864.8%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area159,911152,5727,3394.6%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area58,58755,9752,6124.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area838,890796,45642,4345.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part821,314779,78341,5315.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,278,9423,137,571141,3714.3%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,584,1241,524,38959,7353.8%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,54766,5053,0424.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,98557,5062,4794.1%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area20,92019,1361,7848.5%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area39,46536,4812,9847.6%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part17,13815,8791,2597.3%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area49,61246,3043,3086.7%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,49425,4652,0297.4%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,606,7792,491,009115,7704.4%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area124,311118,7785,5334.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area886,440840,88045,5605.1%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College125,779120,1965,5834.4%
Central Virginia Community College124,498118,4056,0934.9%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)641,666610,87030,7964.8%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,61226,2151,3975.1%
Danville Community College65,11960,7964,3236.6%
Eastern Shore Community College22,17120,8771,2945.8%
Germanna Community College218,749208,44510,3044.7%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College386,596368,62917,9674.6%
John Tyler Community College255,070242,24112,8295.0%
Lord Fairfax Community College161,587154,4207,1674.4%
Mountain Empire Community College39,65036,7322,9187.4%
New River Community College95,67891,4404,2384.4%
Northern Virginia Community College1,347,5041,298,57948,9253.6%
Patrick Henry Community College62,45858,7113,7476.0%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,58569,8533,7325.1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College136,654131,2555,3994.0%
Rappahannock Community College93,75889,1734,5854.9%
Southside Virginia Community College80,26475,4484,8166.0%
Southwest Virginia Community College41,39138,0203,3718.1%
Thomas Nelson Community College233,923221,36412,5595.4%
Tidewater Community College545,050517,94927,1015.0%
Virginia Highlands Community College49,74947,1142,6355.3%
Virginia Western Community College159,911152,5727,3394.6%
Wytheville Community College53,73250,5303,2026.0%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office890,960860,22130,7393.5%
Bristol Field Office36,02934,2851,7444.8%
Cedar Bluff Field Office36,19133,3322,8597.9%
Charlottesville Field Office217,527208,7978,7304.0%
Covington Field Office12,09411,4926025.0%
Danville Field Office49,61246,3043,3086.7%
Eastern Shore Field Office22,17120,8771,2945.8%
Emporia Field Office25,79724,1391,6586.4%
Farmville Field Office45,21542,7962,4195.3%
Fishersville Field Office75,57372,1163,4574.6%
Fredericksburg Field Office171,554163,3368,2184.8%
Galax Field Office23,06921,7311,3385.8%
Hampton Field Office212,797201,32611,4715.4%
Harrisonburg Field Office77,67473,9263,7484.8%
Lynchburg Field Office124,498118,4056,0934.9%
Marion Field Office13,72012,8298916.5%
Martinsville Field Office35,16232,7032,4597.0%
Norfolk Field Office342,459325,85716,6024.8%
Norton Field Office39,65036,7322,9187.4%
Portsmouth Field Office234,314222,28212,0325.1%
Prince William Field Office456,544438,35818,1864.0%
Radford Field Office78,22374,8453,3784.3%
Richmond Field Office558,875533,27225,6034.6%
Roanoke Field Office159,911152,5727,3394.6%
South Boston Field Office15,50714,4921,0156.5%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,54864,0204,5286.6%
Warsaw Field Office51,43748,6712,7665.4%
Williamsburg Field Office40,45238,5481,9044.7%
Winchester Field Office109,318104,5964,7224.3%
Wytheville Field Office34,39832,5651,8335.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics