Unemployment Rates for Virginia
May 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States158,800,000151,594,0007,207,0004.5%
Virginia4,216,3974,064,175152,2223.6%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,61514,9656504.2%
Albemarle County54,99653,3001,6963.1%
Alexandria city93,69691,2132,4832.7%
Alleghany County6,9626,6642984.3%
Amelia County6,3086,0722363.7%
Amherst County15,29514,6856104.0%
Appomattox County6,9496,6692804.0%
Arlington County145,316141,8383,4782.4%
Augusta County35,81534,6351,1803.3%
Bath County2,5132,435783.1%
Bedford County37,45836,0941,3643.6%
Bland County2,7412,6111304.7%
Botetourt County17,36216,8005623.2%
Bristol city7,4817,1513304.4%
Brunswick County6,1925,8603325.4%
Buchanan County6,8586,2116479.4%
Buckingham County6,3986,1102884.5%
Buena Vista city3,1042,9631414.5%
Campbell County26,04925,0101,0394.0%
Caroline County14,96314,3815823.9%
Carroll County12,91612,3555614.3%
Charles City County3,7863,6371493.9%
Charlotte County5,1594,9312284.4%
Charlottesville city25,02824,2977312.9%
Chesapeake city115,338110,8354,5033.9%
Chesterfield County181,124174,9316,1933.4%
Clarke County7,5047,2732313.1%
Colonial Heights city8,8728,5193534.0%
Covington city2,3882,2711174.9%
Craig County2,3802,285954.0%
Culpeper County23,07722,2837943.4%
Cumberland County4,5574,3671904.2%
Danville city18,56917,5201,0495.6%
Dickenson County4,7974,3814168.7%
Dinwiddie County13,55712,9735844.3%
Emporia city2,2512,1241275.6%
Essex County5,4675,2342334.3%
Fairfax city13,19312,8323612.7%
Fairfax County618,827600,77618,0512.9%
Falls Church city7,7857,5871982.5%
Fauquier County35,74034,6401,1003.1%
Floyd County8,1127,8292833.5%
Fluvanna County13,51813,1253932.9%
Franklin city3,5993,4141855.1%
Franklin County26,63025,5671,0634.0%
Frederick County45,16043,7691,3913.1%
Fredericksburg city13,63313,0565774.2%
Galax city2,8882,7621264.4%
Giles County7,8727,5173554.5%
Gloucester County19,01718,3746433.4%
Goochland County10,67910,3203593.4%
Grayson County6,8806,5643164.6%
Greene County10,0799,7842952.9%
Greensville County4,2074,0261814.3%
Halifax County14,99814,2437555.0%
Hampton city64,21261,0213,1915.0%
Hanover County57,09255,3141,7783.1%
Harrisonburg city23,28922,2171,0724.6%
Henrico County180,217174,0036,2143.4%
Henry County21,53620,4531,0835.0%
Highland County1,2861,250362.8%
Hopewell city9,7339,1755585.7%
Isle of Wight County18,57517,8357404.0%
James City County33,85232,6651,1873.5%
King and Queen County3,6163,4921243.4%
King George County11,97311,5094643.9%
King William County8,8318,5392923.3%
Lancaster County5,0184,7582605.2%
Lee County8,4447,9285166.1%
Lexington city1,9891,8651246.2%
Loudoun County196,287190,5795,7082.9%
Louisa County18,85118,2196323.4%
Lunenburg County5,2725,0592134.0%
Lynchburg city35,14233,5461,5964.5%
Madison County7,0726,8612113.0%
Manassas city22,00721,2877203.3%
Manassas Park city8,1067,8422643.3%
Martinsville city5,0664,7503166.2%
Mathews County4,0433,9011423.5%
Mecklenburg County12,48311,8326515.2%
Middlesex County4,9704,7901803.6%
Montgomery County48,94647,1501,7963.7%
Nelson County7,4237,1912323.1%
New Kent County11,29610,9543423.0%
Newport News city88,90684,8854,0214.5%
Norfolk city109,995104,7325,2634.8%
Northampton County5,9505,6532975.0%
Northumberland County5,2454,9792665.1%
Norton city1,6861,587995.9%
Nottoway County7,1906,9362543.5%
Orange County16,05515,4625933.7%
Page County11,51410,9965184.5%
Patrick County7,4587,1273314.4%
Petersburg city13,76012,8209406.8%
Pittsylvania County29,90928,6411,2684.2%
Poquoson city6,1685,9771913.1%
Portsmouth city44,15441,6962,4585.6%
Powhatan County13,91713,4764413.2%
Prince Edward County9,6389,1654734.9%
Prince George County15,04114,4016404.3%
Prince William County231,302223,8817,4213.2%
Pulaski County16,15515,3757804.8%
Radford city8,3227,9144084.9%
Rappahannock County3,7063,5831233.3%
Richmond city114,164109,4904,6744.1%
Richmond County3,8863,7591273.3%
Roanoke city48,87847,0361,8423.8%
Roanoke County49,13647,5861,5503.2%
Rockbridge County9,6419,2344074.2%
Rockingham County38,85437,5511,3033.4%
Russell County11,55110,8996525.6%
Salem city12,89312,4494443.4%
Scott County9,6069,1804264.4%
Shenandoah County21,24120,5237183.4%
Smyth County13,45012,7497015.2%
Southampton County9,2658,9493163.4%
Spotsylvania County63,87061,5142,3563.7%
Stafford County66,65464,2862,3683.6%
Staunton city11,69311,2734203.6%
Suffolk city41,66639,8781,7884.3%
Surry County3,7713,6021694.5%
Sussex County4,1443,9242205.3%
Tazewell County16,32115,2201,1016.7%
Virginia Beach city227,480219,3038,1773.6%
Warren County19,66218,9627003.6%
Washington County27,01325,9521,0613.9%
Waynesboro city9,7789,4163623.7%
Westmoreland County8,7648,4103544.0%
Williamsburg city6,4356,1183174.9%
Winchester city14,63014,1245063.5%
Wise County13,46312,4451,0187.6%
Wythe County13,54812,9016474.8%
York County31,24230,1321,1103.6%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,56520,6189474.4%
Central Shenandoah PDC137,962132,8395,1233.7%
Commonwealth PDC44,52242,6401,8824.2%
Crater PDC256,460246,4959,9653.9%
Cumberland Plateau PDC39,52736,7112,8167.1%
George Washington RC171,093164,7466,3473.7%
Hampton Roads PDC823,675789,41634,2594.2%
Lenowisco PDC33,19931,1402,0596.2%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,94444,3301,6143.5%
Mount Rogers PDC86,91783,0453,8724.5%
New River Valley PDC89,40785,7853,6224.1%
Northern Neck PDC22,91321,9061,0074.4%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,711115,6474,0643.4%
Northern Virginia RC1,336,5191,297,83538,6842.9%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC85,65082,8292,8213.3%
Region 2000 LGC120,893116,0044,8894.0%
Richmond Regional PDC572,275552,12520,1503.5%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC166,629160,6585,9713.6%
Southside PDC33,67331,9351,7385.2%
Thomas Jefferson PDC129,895125,9163,9793.1%
West Piedmont PDC109,168104,0585,1104.7%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,3508,9354154.4%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,68421,6811,0034.4%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,4586,1503084.8%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,19513,5326634.7%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA14,73414,0626724.6%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,86412,3635013.9%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city93,69691,2132,4832.7%
Blacksburg town20,05919,1369234.6%
Bristol city7,4817,1513304.4%
Buena Vista city3,1042,9631414.5%
Charlottesville city25,02824,2977312.9%
Chesapeake city115,338110,8354,5033.9%
Colonial Heights city8,8728,5193534.0%
Covington city2,3882,2711174.9%
Danville city18,56917,5201,0495.6%
Emporia city2,2512,1241275.6%
Fairfax city13,19312,8323612.7%
Falls Church city7,7857,5871982.5%
Franklin city3,5993,4141855.1%
Fredericksburg city13,63313,0565774.2%
Galax city2,8882,7621264.4%
Hampton city64,21261,0213,1915.0%
Harrisonburg city23,28922,2171,0724.6%
Hopewell city9,7339,1755585.7%
Leesburg town26,81126,0487632.8%
Lexington city1,9891,8651246.2%
Lynchburg city35,14233,5461,5964.5%
Manassas city22,00721,2877203.3%
Manassas Park city8,1067,8422643.3%
Martinsville city5,0664,7503166.2%
Newport News city88,90684,8854,0214.5%
Norfolk city109,995104,7325,2634.8%
Norton city1,6861,587995.9%
Petersburg city13,76012,8209406.8%
Poquoson city6,1685,9771913.1%
Portsmouth city44,15441,6962,4585.6%
Radford city8,3227,9144084.9%
Richmond city114,164109,4904,6744.1%
Roanoke city48,87847,0361,8423.8%
Salem city12,89312,4494443.4%
Staunton city11,69311,2734203.6%
Suffolk city41,66639,8781,7884.3%
Virginia Beach city227,480219,3038,1773.6%
Waynesboro city9,7789,4163623.7%
Williamsburg city6,4356,1183174.9%
Winchester city14,63014,1245063.5%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)239,012233,0515,9612.5%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)242,498233,2269,2723.8%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)572,275552,12520,1503.5%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,336,5191,297,83538,6842.9%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,33671,5643,7725.0%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)249,832239,17210,6604.3%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)570,072546,64223,4304.1%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)176,324168,8307,4944.3%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,097,5071,064,78432,7233.0%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)215,545208,7456,8003.2%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)120,893116,0044,8894.0%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)257,673248,4869,1873.6%
South Central (LWIA VIII)78,19574,5753,6204.6%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)72,72667,8514,8756.7%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)82,53878,4914,0474.9%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)166,629160,6585,9713.6%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area89,40785,7853,6224.1%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area117,442113,8073,6353.1%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area62,14359,7682,3753.8%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,630132,7985,8324.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,10042,2831,8174.1%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,893116,0044,8894.0%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area667,484642,92924,5553.7%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area157,279151,7235,5563.5%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,28655,3241,9623.4%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area829,202794,61534,5874.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part811,083777,35233,7314.2%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,283,1693,166,309116,8603.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,570,3651,523,43246,9333.0%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,62667,3572,2693.3%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,79057,8931,8973.2%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area19,94618,4131,5337.7%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,50735,9872,5206.5%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part16,32115,2201,1016.7%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,47846,1612,3174.8%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area26,60225,2031,3995.3%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,612,1802,517,77194,4093.6%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area119,429115,0924,3373.6%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area879,713842,33637,3774.2%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College120,715116,3424,3733.6%
Central Virginia Community College120,893116,0044,8894.0%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)655,016630,87624,1403.7%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,59725,4321,1654.4%
Danville Community College63,47660,4043,0724.8%
Eastern Shore Community College21,56520,6189474.4%
Germanna Community College217,297209,3527,9453.7%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College394,920380,82214,0983.6%
John Tyler Community College260,096250,05410,0423.9%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,157153,8705,2873.3%
Mountain Empire Community College37,99635,5212,4756.5%
New River Community College89,40785,7853,6224.1%
Northern Virginia Community College1,336,5191,297,83538,6842.9%
Patrick Henry Community College60,69057,8972,7934.6%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,10570,0763,0294.1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College136,293132,0264,2673.1%
Rappahannock Community College92,12688,6993,4273.7%
Southside Virginia Community College78,34574,6533,6924.7%
Southwest Virginia Community College39,52736,7112,8167.1%
Thomas Nelson Community College230,815220,79810,0174.3%
Tidewater Community College538,633516,44422,1894.1%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,94445,8522,0924.4%
Virginia Western Community College157,279151,7235,5563.5%
Wytheville Community College52,42349,9422,4814.7%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office878,817854,24624,5712.8%
Bristol Field Office34,49433,1031,3914.0%
Cedar Bluff Field Office34,73032,3302,4006.9%
Charlottesville Field Office215,545208,7456,8003.2%
Covington Field Office11,86311,3704934.2%
Danville Field Office48,47846,1612,3174.8%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,56520,6189474.4%
Emporia Field Office25,13323,8421,2915.1%
Farmville Field Office44,52242,6401,8824.2%
Fishersville Field Office73,30670,6362,6703.6%
Fredericksburg Field Office171,093164,7466,3473.7%
Galax Field Office22,68421,6811,0034.4%
Hampton Field Office209,545200,3899,1564.4%
Harrisonburg Field Office73,65770,7642,8933.9%
Lynchburg Field Office120,893116,0044,8894.0%
Marion Field Office13,45012,7497015.2%
Martinsville Field Office34,06032,3301,7305.1%
Norfolk Field Office337,475324,03513,4404.0%
Norton Field Office37,99635,5212,4756.5%
Portsmouth Field Office232,597222,6079,9904.3%
Prince William Field Office457,702443,58914,1133.1%
Radford Field Office73,25270,4102,8423.9%
Richmond Field Office572,275552,12520,1503.5%
Roanoke Field Office157,279151,7235,5563.5%
South Boston Field Office14,99814,2437555.0%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,87865,4143,4645.0%
Warsaw Field Office49,84047,8621,9784.0%
Williamsburg Field Office40,28738,7831,5043.7%
Winchester Field Office108,197104,6513,5463.3%
Wytheville Field Office32,44430,8871,5574.8%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics