Unemployment Rates for Virginia
August 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States159,800,000151,804,0007,996,0005.0%
Virginia4,230,4254,057,406173,0194.1%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County16,36215,6497134.4%
Albemarle County53,84351,9281,9153.6%
Alexandria city93,66290,9772,6852.9%
Alleghany County6,8906,5523384.9%
Amelia County6,3836,1122714.2%
Amherst County15,32114,6177044.6%
Appomattox County6,9886,6583304.7%
Arlington County145,281141,4723,8092.6%
Augusta County35,78934,4841,3053.6%
Bath County2,6242,532923.5%
Bedford County37,36735,8391,5284.1%
Bland County2,7782,6001786.4%
Botetourt County17,41016,7956153.5%
Bristol city7,4697,0833865.2%
Brunswick County6,1055,7453605.9%
Buchanan County6,9016,15374810.8%
Buckingham County6,3015,9803215.1%
Buena Vista city3,0832,9231605.2%
Campbell County26,01824,8411,1774.5%
Caroline County15,01714,3756424.3%
Carroll County13,17412,3987765.9%
Charles City County3,8363,6671694.4%
Charlotte County5,2284,9512775.3%
Charlottesville city24,47023,6058653.5%
Chesapeake city116,341111,2635,0784.4%
Chesterfield County181,546174,5516,9953.9%
Clarke County7,5767,3242523.3%
Colonial Heights city8,8938,4993944.4%
Covington city2,3602,2231375.8%
Craig County2,3872,2821054.4%
Culpeper County23,17822,2918873.8%
Cumberland County4,5764,3672094.6%
Danville city19,20017,9561,2446.5%
Dickenson County4,6684,2134559.7%
Dinwiddie County13,63912,9836564.8%
Emporia city2,3212,1751466.3%
Essex County5,4865,2232634.8%
Fairfax city13,19212,7844083.1%
Fairfax County618,716598,82119,8953.2%
Falls Church city7,7637,5572062.7%
Fauquier County36,03334,8221,2113.4%
Floyd County8,2287,8623664.4%
Fluvanna County13,19012,7474433.4%
Franklin city3,5913,3782135.9%
Franklin County26,73325,5951,1384.3%
Frederick County45,09843,5591,5393.4%
Fredericksburg city13,67413,0256494.7%
Galax city2,8712,7241475.1%
Giles County8,0207,4645566.9%
Gloucester County19,17718,4906873.6%
Goochland County10,69610,3073893.6%
Grayson County6,9436,5743695.3%
Greene County9,8439,5243193.2%
Greensville County4,3034,0872165.0%
Halifax County14,21213,3188946.3%
Hampton city64,94061,2363,7045.7%
Hanover County57,27055,2811,9893.5%
Harrisonburg city23,08221,8821,2005.2%
Henrico County180,616173,5837,0333.9%
Henry County21,83520,6191,2165.6%
Highland County1,3651,324413.0%
Hopewell city9,7959,1626336.5%
Isle of Wight County18,77117,9508214.4%
James City County34,05932,7611,2983.8%
King and Queen County3,6933,5381554.2%
King George County12,10611,5985084.2%
King William County8,8548,5303243.7%
Lancaster County5,0954,8732224.4%
Lee County8,4477,8725756.8%
Lexington city1,9851,8381477.4%
Loudoun County196,676190,3686,3083.2%
Louisa County19,03818,3347043.7%
Lunenburg County5,3585,1132454.6%
Lynchburg city35,24233,3041,9385.5%
Madison County7,0146,7942203.1%
Manassas city21,99221,2227703.5%
Manassas Park city8,0967,8132833.5%
Martinsville city5,1224,7663567.0%
Mathews County4,0713,9161553.8%
Mecklenburg County12,68011,9896915.4%
Middlesex County5,1214,9341873.7%
Montgomery County48,88146,6612,2204.5%
Nelson County7,3007,0422583.5%
New Kent County11,31410,9443703.3%
Newport News city89,74285,1674,5755.1%
Norfolk city111,075105,0696,0065.4%
Northampton County6,2085,8943145.1%
Northumberland County5,4485,2092394.4%
Norton city1,6601,5401207.2%
Nottoway County7,0716,7922793.9%
Orange County16,20715,5686393.9%
Page County11,49910,9815184.5%
Patrick County7,9217,5563654.6%
Petersburg city13,82812,7941,0347.5%
Pittsylvania County30,42928,9791,4504.8%
Poquoson city6,2526,0262263.6%
Portsmouth city44,58741,8192,7686.2%
Powhatan County13,93813,4424963.6%
Prince Edward County9,9049,3425625.7%
Prince George County15,13114,3927394.9%
Prince William County231,701223,4138,2883.6%
Pulaski County16,88915,1991,69010.0%
Radford city8,3927,8305626.7%
Rappahannock County3,7203,5901303.5%
Richmond city114,606109,1925,4144.7%
Richmond County3,8783,7471313.4%
Roanoke city49,02546,8432,1824.5%
Roanoke County49,17047,4101,7603.6%
Rockbridge County9,7649,3374274.4%
Rockingham County38,71437,3241,3903.6%
Russell County11,10810,3997096.4%
Salem city12,91512,4035124.0%
Scott County9,6029,1594434.6%
Shenandoah County21,33920,5727673.6%
Smyth County13,74812,9527965.8%
Southampton County9,3819,0313503.7%
Spotsylvania County64,09261,4392,6534.1%
Stafford County66,88664,2072,6794.0%
Staunton city11,60711,1514563.9%
Suffolk city42,05740,0621,9954.7%
Surry County3,7043,4972075.6%
Sussex County4,2764,0252515.9%
Tazewell County15,96014,6971,2637.9%
Virginia Beach city229,019219,9079,1124.0%
Warren County19,69218,9317613.9%
Washington County27,11125,8521,2594.6%
Waynesboro city9,7049,3034014.1%
Westmoreland County8,9578,5733844.3%
Williamsburg city6,5096,1303795.8%
Winchester city14,68014,1025783.9%
Wise County13,12111,9991,1228.6%
Wythe County14,14513,1629836.9%
York County31,48030,2271,2534.0%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC22,57021,5431,0274.6%
Central Shenandoah PDC137,717132,0985,6194.1%
Commonwealth PDC44,82142,6572,1644.8%
Crater PDC257,436246,16511,2714.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC38,63735,4623,1758.2%
George Washington RC171,775164,6447,1314.2%
Hampton Roads PDC830,685792,01338,6724.7%
Lenowisco PDC32,83030,5702,2606.9%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,40244,6311,7713.8%
Mount Rogers PDC88,23983,3454,8945.5%
New River Valley PDC90,41085,0165,3946.0%
Northern Neck PDC23,37822,4029764.2%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,884115,4694,4153.7%
Northern Virginia RC1,337,0791,294,42742,6523.2%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,15283,0653,0873.6%
Region 2000 LGC120,936115,2595,6774.7%
Richmond Regional PDC573,822550,96722,8554.0%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC166,890160,1036,7874.1%
Southside PDC32,99731,0521,9455.9%
Thomas Jefferson PDC127,684123,1804,5043.5%
West Piedmont PDC111,240105,4715,7695.2%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,2508,7754755.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,98821,6961,2925.6%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,6246,2623625.5%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,48013,7097715.3%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,83214,0987344.9%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,97212,4095634.3%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city93,66290,9772,6852.9%
Blacksburg town20,00518,9381,0675.3%
Bristol city7,4697,0833865.2%
Buena Vista city3,0832,9231605.2%
Charlottesville city24,47023,6058653.5%
Chesapeake city116,341111,2635,0784.4%
Colonial Heights city8,8938,4993944.4%
Covington city2,3602,2231375.8%
Danville city19,20017,9561,2446.5%
Emporia city2,3212,1751466.3%
Fairfax city13,19212,7844083.1%
Falls Church city7,7637,5572062.7%
Franklin city3,5913,3782135.9%
Fredericksburg city13,67413,0256494.7%
Galax city2,8712,7241475.1%
Hampton city64,94061,2363,7045.7%
Harrisonburg city23,08221,8821,2005.2%
Hopewell city9,7959,1626336.5%
Leesburg town26,86326,0198443.1%
Lexington city1,9851,8381477.4%
Lynchburg city35,24233,3041,9385.5%
Manassas city21,99221,2227703.5%
Manassas Park city8,0967,8132833.5%
Martinsville city5,1224,7663567.0%
Newport News city89,74285,1674,5755.1%
Norfolk city111,075105,0696,0065.4%
Norton city1,6601,5401207.2%
Petersburg city13,82812,7941,0347.5%
Poquoson city6,2526,0262263.6%
Portsmouth city44,58741,8192,7686.2%
Radford city8,3927,8305626.7%
Richmond city114,606109,1925,4144.7%
Roanoke city49,02546,8432,1824.5%
Salem city12,91512,4035124.0%
Staunton city11,60711,1514563.9%
Suffolk city42,05740,0621,9954.7%
Virginia Beach city229,019219,9079,1124.0%
Waynesboro city9,7049,3034014.1%
Williamsburg city6,5096,1303795.8%
Winchester city14,68014,1025783.9%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)238,943232,4496,4942.7%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)244,948234,73010,2184.2%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)573,822550,96722,8554.0%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,337,0791,294,42742,6523.2%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,89071,6144,2765.6%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)252,159240,03712,1224.8%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)574,822548,47926,3434.6%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,649168,36110,2885.8%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,098,1361,061,97836,1583.3%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)213,836206,2457,5913.5%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)120,936115,2595,6774.7%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)257,601247,56710,0343.9%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,81873,7094,1095.3%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)71,46766,0325,4357.6%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,50779,8764,6315.5%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)166,890160,1036,7874.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,41085,0165,3946.0%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area114,947110,8264,1213.6%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area61,79659,2062,5904.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,892131,5977,2955.3%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,18242,0942,0884.7%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,936115,2595,6774.7%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area669,638641,83927,7994.2%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area157,640151,3286,3124.0%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,10054,9382,1623.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area836,090797,17438,9164.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part818,080780,02338,0574.7%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,299,0073,168,177130,8304.0%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,571,9301,520,05651,8743.3%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,04667,5102,5363.6%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,77857,6612,1173.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area19,44917,7521,6978.7%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,87135,1582,7137.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,96014,6971,2637.9%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area49,62946,9352,6945.4%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area26,95725,3851,5725.8%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,616,5202,509,508107,0124.1%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area118,896114,1444,7524.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area887,915846,32341,5924.7%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College120,261115,4684,7934.0%
Central Virginia Community College120,936115,2595,6774.7%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)657,195629,82127,3744.2%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,70625,4051,3014.9%
Danville Community College63,84160,2533,5885.6%
Eastern Shore Community College22,57021,5431,0274.6%
Germanna Community College218,174209,2978,8774.1%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College396,164380,13916,0254.0%
John Tyler Community College261,031249,68211,3494.3%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,637153,8815,7563.6%
Mountain Empire Community College37,49834,7832,7157.2%
New River Community College90,41085,0165,3946.0%
Northern Virginia Community College1,337,0791,294,42742,6523.2%
Patrick Henry Community College61,61158,5363,0755.0%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,80070,4213,3794.6%
Piedmont Virginia Community College133,985129,1604,8253.6%
Rappahannock Community College93,20089,5753,6253.9%
Southside Virginia Community College78,05973,8594,2005.4%
Southwest Virginia Community College38,63735,4623,1758.2%
Thomas Nelson Community College232,982221,54711,4354.9%
Tidewater Community College543,079518,12024,9594.6%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,32845,8872,4415.1%
Virginia Western Community College157,640151,3286,3124.0%
Wytheville Community College53,65950,4103,2496.1%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office878,614851,61127,0033.1%
Bristol Field Office34,58032,9351,6454.8%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,96931,2492,7208.0%
Charlottesville Field Office213,836206,2457,5913.5%
Covington Field Office11,87411,3075674.8%
Danville Field Office49,62946,9352,6945.4%
Eastern Shore Field Office22,57021,5431,0274.6%
Emporia Field Office25,40923,9961,4135.6%
Farmville Field Office44,82142,6572,1644.8%
Fishersville Field Office73,29770,3602,9374.0%
Fredericksburg Field Office171,775164,6447,1314.2%
Galax Field Office22,98821,6961,2925.6%
Hampton Field Office211,591201,14610,4454.9%
Harrisonburg Field Office73,29570,1873,1084.2%
Lynchburg Field Office120,936115,2595,6774.7%
Marion Field Office13,74812,9527965.8%
Martinsville Field Office34,87832,9411,9375.6%
Norfolk Field Office340,094324,97615,1184.4%
Norton Field Office37,49834,7832,7157.2%
Portsmouth Field Office234,728223,50311,2254.8%
Prince William Field Office458,465442,81615,6493.4%
Radford Field Office73,52169,8173,7045.0%
Richmond Field Office573,822550,96722,8554.0%
Roanoke Field Office157,640151,3286,3124.0%
South Boston Field Office14,21213,3188946.3%
Tri-Cities Field Office69,26665,3523,9145.7%
Warsaw Field Office50,60348,5432,0604.1%
Williamsburg Field Office40,56838,8911,6774.1%
Winchester Field Office108,385104,4883,8973.6%
Wytheville Field Office33,81230,9612,8518.4%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics