Unemployment Rates for Virginia
March 2015, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States156,318,000147,635,0008,682,0005.6%
Virginia4,235,1944,026,484208,7104.9%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,63114,6211,0106.5%
Albemarle County54,61252,3552,2574.1%
Alexandria city94,00190,5793,4223.6%
Alleghany County7,0546,6464085.8%
Amelia County6,1865,8733135.1%
Amherst County15,91215,0798335.2%
Appomattox County7,1896,7983915.4%
Arlington County145,645141,1214,5243.1%
Augusta County36,70034,9391,7614.8%
Bath County2,5482,4111375.4%
Bedford County38,58536,6821,9034.9%
Bland County2,8962,7131836.3%
Botetourt County17,61616,7998174.6%
Bristol city7,8627,3944686.0%
Brunswick County6,4785,9725067.8%
Buchanan County7,7266,85786911.2%
Buckingham County6,5856,1644216.4%
Buena Vista city3,2443,0711735.3%
Campbell County27,19625,7811,4155.2%
Caroline County14,62913,7588716.0%
Carroll County13,04612,2008466.5%
Charles City County3,7943,5722225.9%
Charlotte County5,2444,9273176.0%
Charlottesville city24,41323,4279864.0%
Chesapeake city115,071109,3485,7235.0%
Chesterfield County175,824167,4808,3444.7%
Clarke County7,6207,2873334.4%
Colonial Heights city8,6928,2324605.3%
Covington city2,4192,2451747.2%
Craig County2,4592,2961636.6%
Culpeper County23,42622,2561,1705.0%
Cumberland County4,5314,2462856.3%
Danville city19,23417,7491,4857.7%
Dickenson County5,1674,59856911.0%
Dinwiddie County13,52212,7218015.9%
Emporia city2,3462,1691777.5%
Essex County5,7295,3743556.2%
Fairfax city13,17112,6645073.8%
Fairfax County625,658601,37824,2803.9%
Falls Church city7,8597,5952643.4%
Fauquier County35,86734,2871,5804.4%
Floyd County8,6038,2113924.6%
Fluvanna County13,57813,0225564.1%
Franklin city3,5773,3102677.5%
Franklin County27,14125,7311,4105.2%
Frederick County44,71242,7102,0024.5%
Fredericksburg city13,77312,9738005.8%
Galax city2,9452,7631826.2%
Giles County8,4267,9724545.4%
Gloucester County19,17918,2759044.7%
Goochland County10,4749,9844904.7%
Grayson County6,9116,3945177.5%
Greene County10,0739,6564174.1%
Greensville County4,3174,0592586.0%
Halifax County15,47214,3721,1007.1%
Hampton city65,14860,8534,2956.6%
Hanover County55,80553,4202,3854.3%
Harrisonburg city24,12922,7441,3855.7%
Henrico County175,470167,0878,3834.8%
Henry County22,16520,5311,6347.4%
Highland County1,4011,345564.0%
Hopewell city9,6598,8568038.3%
Isle of Wight County18,69317,7369575.1%
James City County33,55031,8721,6785.0%
King and Queen County3,6173,4122055.7%
King George County12,09011,4246665.5%
King William County8,7678,3294385.0%
Lancaster County5,3134,8334809.0%
Lee County8,6237,9436807.9%
Lexington city2,2162,0561607.2%
Loudoun County191,469183,9997,4703.9%
Louisa County18,87017,9439274.9%
Lunenburg County5,3295,0213085.8%
Lynchburg city35,94033,8152,1255.9%
Madison County7,1416,8592823.9%
Manassas city22,25321,2051,0484.7%
Manassas Park city8,8218,4233984.5%
Martinsville city5,3484,8225269.8%
Mathews County4,1463,9471994.8%
Mecklenburg County12,63811,7568827.0%
Middlesex County4,9274,6732545.2%
Montgomery County51,37949,0312,3484.6%
Nelson County7,5837,2363474.6%
New Kent County10,87610,3974794.4%
Newport News city89,72584,2745,4516.1%
Norfolk city111,631104,8316,8006.1%
Northampton County5,9475,4924557.7%
Northumberland County5,4595,0154448.1%
Norton city1,7621,6321307.4%
Nottoway County7,1096,7273825.4%
Orange County16,08415,2478375.2%
Page County11,64210,6699738.4%
Patrick County7,5527,0884646.1%
Petersburg city13,75412,3671,38710.1%
Pittsylvania County30,27428,4281,8466.1%
Poquoson city6,2836,0162674.2%
Portsmouth city44,79241,7493,0436.8%
Powhatan County13,68113,0766054.4%
Prince Edward County9,8159,1356806.9%
Prince George County14,77913,9268535.8%
Prince William County231,384220,72810,6564.6%
Pulaski County17,24616,2989485.5%
Radford city8,5708,0774935.8%
Rappahannock County3,9073,7311764.5%
Richmond city111,030104,6446,3865.8%
Richmond County4,0063,7782285.7%
Roanoke city49,54046,7972,7435.5%
Roanoke County49,82947,6642,1654.3%
Rockbridge County10,0319,4825495.5%
Rockingham County40,85938,9851,8744.6%
Russell County11,34510,4968497.5%
Salem city13,00212,3786244.8%
Scott County9,9839,4325515.5%
Shenandoah County21,24520,2091,0364.9%
Smyth County13,61812,6181,0007.3%
Southampton County9,0178,5984194.6%
Spotsylvania County64,19960,8613,3385.2%
Stafford County66,09962,8083,2915.0%
Staunton city11,88811,2786105.1%
Suffolk city41,59939,2772,3225.6%
Surry County3,5773,3692085.8%
Sussex County4,1233,8103137.6%
Tazewell County17,09715,7551,3427.8%
Virginia Beach city229,260218,38210,8784.7%
Warren County20,04018,9881,0525.2%
Washington County27,90526,4441,4615.2%
Waynesboro city10,0029,4405625.6%
Westmoreland County8,9258,3086176.9%
Williamsburg city6,8106,3474636.8%
Winchester city14,51413,7957195.0%
Wise County13,93012,6821,2489.0%
Wythe County13,82112,9538686.3%
York County31,66930,1011,5685.0%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,57820,1131,4656.8%
Central Shenandoah PDC143,018135,7517,2675.1%
Commonwealth PDC44,79942,0932,7066.0%
Crater PDC250,593236,98913,6045.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC41,33537,7063,6298.8%
George Washington RC170,790161,8248,9665.2%
Hampton Roads PDC829,581784,33845,2435.5%
Lenowisco PDC34,29831,6892,6097.6%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,36544,0102,3555.1%
Mount Rogers PDC89,00483,4795,5256.2%
New River Valley PDC94,22489,5894,6354.9%
Northern Neck PDC23,70321,9341,7697.5%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,773113,6586,1155.1%
Northern Virginia RC1,340,2611,287,69252,5693.9%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,42582,3804,0454.7%
Region 2000 LGC124,822118,1556,6675.3%
Richmond Regional PDC556,954529,66027,2944.9%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC169,060160,5568,5045.0%
Southside PDC34,58832,1002,4887.2%
Thomas Jefferson PDC129,129123,6395,4904.3%
West Piedmont PDC111,714104,3497,3656.6%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,4738,8915826.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,90221,3571,5456.7%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,6636,2284356.5%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,34613,3819656.7%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA15,49114,6098825.7%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,59411,9086865.4%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,00190,5793,4223.6%
Blacksburg town21,08819,9421,1465.4%
Bristol city7,8627,3944686.0%
Buena Vista city3,2443,0711735.3%
Charlottesville city24,41323,4279864.0%
Chesapeake city115,071109,3485,7235.0%
Colonial Heights city8,6928,2324605.3%
Covington city2,4192,2451747.2%
Danville city19,23417,7491,4857.7%
Emporia city2,3462,1691777.5%
Fairfax city13,17112,6645073.8%
Falls Church city7,8597,5952643.4%
Franklin city3,5773,3102677.5%
Fredericksburg city13,77312,9738005.8%
Galax city2,9452,7631826.2%
Hampton city65,14860,8534,2956.6%
Harrisonburg city24,12922,7441,3855.7%
Hopewell city9,6598,8568038.3%
Leesburg town26,11925,1499703.7%
Lexington city2,2162,0561607.2%
Lynchburg city35,94033,8152,1255.9%
Manassas city22,25321,2051,0484.7%
Manassas Park city8,8218,4233984.5%
Martinsville city5,3484,8225269.8%
Newport News city89,72584,2745,4516.1%
Norfolk city111,631104,8316,8006.1%
Norton city1,7621,6321307.4%
Petersburg city13,75412,3671,38710.1%
Poquoson city6,2836,0162674.2%
Portsmouth city44,79241,7493,0436.8%
Radford city8,5708,0774935.8%
Richmond city111,030104,6446,3865.8%
Roanoke city49,54046,7972,7435.5%
Salem city13,00212,3786244.8%
Staunton city11,88811,2786105.1%
Suffolk city41,59939,2772,3225.6%
Virginia Beach city229,260218,38210,8784.7%
Waynesboro city10,0029,4405625.6%
Williamsburg city6,8106,3474636.8%
Winchester city14,51413,7957195.0%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)239,646231,7007,9463.3%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)243,257229,60613,6515.6%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)556,954529,66027,2944.9%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,340,2611,287,69252,5693.9%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)74,76969,5095,2607.0%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)252,364237,73814,6265.8%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)573,640543,23130,4095.3%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)183,228173,06810,1605.5%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,100,6151,055,99244,6234.1%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)215,554206,0199,5354.4%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)124,822118,1556,6675.3%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)262,791249,40913,3825.1%
South Central (LWIA VIII)79,38774,1935,1946.5%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)75,63369,3956,2388.2%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,57378,6185,9557.0%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)169,060160,5568,5045.0%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area94,22489,5894,6354.9%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area116,844111,8604,9844.3%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area64,98861,7293,2595.0%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area139,741131,6568,0855.8%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part45,75043,2702,4805.4%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area124,822118,1556,6675.3%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area651,065617,53233,5335.2%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area159,587151,6657,9225.0%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area58,59055,6572,9335.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area835,062789,47245,5905.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part817,556773,00844,5485.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,267,5663,115,244152,3224.7%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,575,1921,510,88364,3094.1%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area68,59465,2183,3764.9%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,22656,5052,7214.6%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area20,85918,9121,9479.3%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,82535,7333,0928.0%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part17,09715,7551,3427.8%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area49,50846,1773,3316.7%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,51325,3532,1607.9%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,595,7382,471,147124,5914.8%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area123,578117,3866,1925.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area881,305831,83049,4755.6%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College124,979118,7316,2485.0%
Central Virginia Community College124,822118,1556,6675.3%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)639,240606,36032,8805.1%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,51225,9111,6015.8%
Danville Community College64,98060,5494,4316.8%
Eastern Shore Community College21,57820,1131,4656.8%
Germanna Community College217,441206,18611,2555.2%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College385,330366,15419,1765.0%
John Tyler Community College253,910240,20613,7045.4%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,547151,6767,8714.9%
Mountain Empire Community College39,46536,2873,1788.1%
New River Community College94,22489,5894,6354.9%
Northern Virginia Community College1,340,2611,287,69252,5693.9%
Patrick Henry Community College62,20658,1724,0346.5%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,88668,9213,9655.4%
Piedmont Virginia Community College135,714129,8035,9114.4%
Rappahannock Community College93,03487,7655,2695.7%
Southside Virginia Community College79,86474,5485,3166.7%
Southwest Virginia Community College41,33537,7063,6298.8%
Thomas Nelson Community College233,185219,46313,7225.9%
Tidewater Community College542,353513,58728,7665.3%
Virginia Highlands Community College49,38546,4562,9295.9%
Virginia Western Community College159,587151,6657,9225.0%
Wytheville Community College53,23749,6413,5966.8%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office886,334853,33732,9973.7%
Bristol Field Office35,76733,8381,9295.4%
Cedar Bluff Field Office36,16833,1083,0608.5%
Charlottesville Field Office215,554206,0199,5354.4%
Covington Field Office12,02111,3027196.0%
Danville Field Office49,50846,1773,3316.7%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,57820,1131,4656.8%
Emporia Field Office25,77923,9561,8237.1%
Farmville Field Office44,79942,0932,7066.0%
Fishersville Field Office75,48271,6113,8715.1%
Fredericksburg Field Office170,790161,8248,9665.2%
Galax Field Office22,90221,3571,5456.7%
Hampton Field Office212,004199,51912,4855.9%
Harrisonburg Field Office76,63072,3984,2325.5%
Lynchburg Field Office124,822118,1556,6675.3%
Marion Field Office13,61812,6181,0007.3%
Martinsville Field Office35,06532,4412,6247.5%
Norfolk Field Office340,891323,21317,6785.2%
Norton Field Office39,46536,2873,1788.1%
Portsmouth Field Office232,749220,01812,7315.5%
Prince William Field Office453,927434,35519,5724.3%
Radford Field Office76,97873,2913,6874.8%
Richmond Field Office556,954529,66027,2944.9%
Roanoke Field Office159,587151,6657,9225.0%
South Boston Field Office15,47214,3721,1007.1%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,10663,2814,8257.1%
Warsaw Field Office50,88947,6693,2206.3%
Williamsburg Field Office40,36038,2192,1415.3%
Winchester Field Office108,131102,9895,1424.8%
Wytheville Field Office33,96331,9641,9995.9%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics