Unemployment Rates for Virginia
October 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted
State:
Period:
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States159,783,000152,335,0007,447,0004.7%
Virginia4,245,3514,070,717174,6344.1%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,65914,9327274.6%
Albemarle County55,33153,3122,0193.6%
Alexandria city94,51191,6152,8963.1%
Alleghany County6,9216,5683535.1%
Amelia County6,2896,0272624.2%
Amherst County15,25814,5926664.4%
Appomattox County6,9146,6003144.5%
Arlington County146,597142,4604,1372.8%
Augusta County35,66134,2101,4514.1%
Bath County2,4392,351883.6%
Bedford County37,55935,9771,5824.2%
Bland County2,7872,6461415.1%
Botetourt County17,46916,8016683.8%
Bristol city7,5287,1353935.2%
Brunswick County6,1275,7783495.7%
Buchanan County6,7976,1476509.6%
Buckingham County6,3966,0813154.9%
Buena Vista city3,1583,0011575.0%
Campbell County26,06624,9181,1484.4%
Caroline County15,03714,4046334.2%
Carroll County13,14812,4207285.5%
Charles City County3,7633,6031604.3%
Charlotte County5,2304,9572735.2%
Charlottesville city25,22224,3588643.4%
Chesapeake city115,536110,5544,9824.3%
Chesterfield County182,781175,6067,1753.9%
Clarke County7,5037,2182853.8%
Colonial Heights city8,9568,5583984.4%
Covington city2,3672,2421255.3%
Craig County2,3972,2891084.5%
Culpeper County23,21822,2979214.0%
Cumberland County4,5754,3562194.8%
Danville city18,96717,8821,0855.7%
Dickenson County4,5164,1114059.0%
Dinwiddie County13,61412,9766384.7%
Emporia city2,2012,0651366.2%
Essex County5,5325,2652674.8%
Fairfax city13,34312,9064373.3%
Fairfax County625,227603,91021,3173.4%
Falls Church city7,8647,6322323.0%
Fauquier County35,75734,4441,3133.7%
Floyd County8,1857,8683173.9%
Fluvanna County13,62813,1704583.4%
Franklin city3,5313,3351965.6%
Franklin County26,70025,5281,1724.4%
Frederick County45,36743,7681,5993.5%
Fredericksburg city13,78313,1116724.9%
Galax city2,9782,7891896.3%
Giles County8,0937,6694245.2%
Gloucester County18,97418,2697053.7%
Goochland County10,77210,3484243.9%
Grayson County7,0706,6684025.7%
Greene County10,1299,7983313.3%
Greensville County4,1633,9582054.9%
Halifax County14,82813,9838455.7%
Hampton city64,50860,8923,6165.6%
Hanover County57,48855,4172,0713.6%
Harrisonburg city23,88222,6751,2075.1%
Henrico County181,813174,7297,0843.9%
Henry County22,45921,2221,2375.5%
Highland County1,2651,221443.5%
Hopewell city9,8189,2006186.3%
Isle of Wight County18,53417,7288064.3%
James City County33,95732,6191,3383.9%
King and Queen County3,6253,4711544.2%
King George County12,22411,7175074.1%
King William County8,8978,5583393.8%
Lancaster County5,0224,7922304.6%
Lee County8,3747,8125626.7%
Lexington city2,0881,9371517.2%
Loudoun County197,686191,0606,6263.4%
Louisa County18,94318,2427013.7%
Lunenburg County5,2154,9632524.8%
Lynchburg city35,29133,4331,8585.3%
Madison County7,1276,8972303.2%
Manassas city22,19621,3938033.6%
Manassas Park city8,1797,8872923.6%
Martinsville city5,2174,8613566.8%
Mathews County4,0563,8901664.1%
Mecklenburg County12,21411,5376775.5%
Middlesex County4,9564,7641923.9%
Montgomery County50,47248,3272,1454.2%
Nelson County7,4397,1642753.7%
New Kent County11,36010,9763843.4%
Newport News city89,21384,7314,4825.0%
Norfolk city110,208104,5525,6565.1%
Northampton County5,7555,4582975.2%
Northumberland County5,4505,2022484.6%
Norton city1,6381,5301086.6%
Nottoway County6,9476,6682794.0%
Orange County16,42115,7316904.2%
Page County11,33610,8035334.7%
Patrick County8,1957,8083874.7%
Petersburg city13,82612,8669606.9%
Pittsylvania County29,63628,2681,3684.6%
Poquoson city6,1665,9312353.8%
Portsmouth city44,21241,6412,5715.8%
Powhatan County14,06513,5365293.8%
Prince Edward County9,7729,2195535.7%
Prince George County15,15714,4307274.8%
Prince William County233,550224,7268,8243.8%
Pulaski County16,64415,7788665.2%
Radford city8,5818,1164655.4%
Rappahannock County3,7073,5721353.6%
Richmond city115,288109,9865,3024.6%
Richmond County3,8753,7361393.6%
Roanoke city49,38047,2692,1114.3%
Roanoke County49,64247,7971,8453.7%
Rockbridge County9,8119,3444674.8%
Rockingham County39,33937,8861,4533.7%
Russell County11,02510,3356906.3%
Salem city13,04312,5045394.1%
Scott County9,5259,0774484.7%
Shenandoah County20,85820,0508083.9%
Smyth County13,94513,1617845.6%
Southampton County8,9328,5803523.9%
Spotsylvania County64,37861,6782,7004.2%
Stafford County67,21564,4602,7554.1%
Staunton city11,72111,2185034.3%
Suffolk city41,70339,7401,9634.7%
Surry County3,7493,5741754.7%
Sussex County4,0463,7992476.1%
Tazewell County15,83114,6881,1437.2%
Virginia Beach city228,446219,0559,3914.1%
Warren County19,83619,0228144.1%
Washington County26,96625,7091,2574.7%
Waynesboro city9,8219,3824394.5%
Westmoreland County8,8248,4244004.5%
Williamsburg city6,5066,1183886.0%
Winchester city14,66214,0685944.1%
Wise County12,90811,8491,0598.2%
Wythe County13,51212,7118015.9%
York County31,36130,0831,2784.1%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,41420,3901,0244.8%
Central Shenandoah PDC139,185133,2255,9604.3%
Commonwealth PDC44,42442,2712,1534.8%
Crater PDC258,311247,03211,2794.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC38,16935,2812,8887.6%
George Washington RC172,637165,3707,2674.2%
Hampton Roads PDC825,536787,40238,1344.6%
Lenowisco PDC32,44530,2682,1776.7%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,04044,2171,8234.0%
Mount Rogers PDC87,93483,2394,6955.3%
New River Valley PDC91,97587,7584,2174.6%
Northern Neck PDC23,17122,1541,0174.4%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,562114,9294,6333.9%
Northern Virginia RC1,349,1531,303,58945,5643.4%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,23082,9413,2893.8%
Region 2000 LGC121,088115,5205,5684.6%
Richmond Regional PDC577,330554,20123,1294.0%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,919160,9986,9214.1%
Southside PDC33,16931,2981,8715.6%
Thomas Jefferson PDC130,692126,0444,6483.6%
West Piedmont PDC111,174105,5695,6055.0%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,2888,8104785.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,19621,8771,3195.7%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,3646,0233415.4%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,34713,5757725.4%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA15,05714,2827755.1%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,46311,9155484.4%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city94,51191,6152,8963.1%
Blacksburg town20,72419,6141,1105.4%
Bristol city7,5287,1353935.2%
Buena Vista city3,1583,0011575.0%
Charlottesville city25,22224,3588643.4%
Chesapeake city115,536110,5544,9824.3%
Colonial Heights city8,9568,5583984.4%
Covington city2,3672,2421255.3%
Danville city18,96717,8821,0855.7%
Emporia city2,2012,0651366.2%
Fairfax city13,34312,9064373.3%
Falls Church city7,8647,6322323.0%
Franklin city3,5313,3351965.6%
Fredericksburg city13,78313,1116724.9%
Galax city2,9782,7891896.3%
Hampton city64,50860,8923,6165.6%
Harrisonburg city23,88222,6751,2075.1%
Hopewell city9,8189,2006186.3%
Leesburg town27,00426,1148903.3%
Lexington city2,0881,9371517.2%
Lynchburg city35,29133,4331,8585.3%
Manassas city22,19621,3938033.6%
Manassas Park city8,1797,8872923.6%
Martinsville city5,2174,8613566.8%
Newport News city89,21384,7314,4825.0%
Norfolk city110,208104,5525,6565.1%
Norton city1,6381,5301086.6%
Petersburg city13,82612,8669606.9%
Poquoson city6,1665,9312353.8%
Portsmouth city44,21241,6412,5715.8%
Radford city8,5818,1164655.4%
Richmond city115,288109,9865,3024.6%
Roanoke city49,38047,2692,1114.3%
Salem city13,04312,5045394.1%
Staunton city11,72111,2185034.3%
Suffolk city41,70339,7401,9634.7%
Virginia Beach city228,446219,0559,3914.1%
Waynesboro city9,8219,3824394.5%
Williamsburg city6,5066,1183886.0%
Winchester city14,66214,0685944.1%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)241,108234,0757,0332.9%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)244,288233,86210,4264.3%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)577,330554,20123,1294.0%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,349,1531,303,58945,5643.4%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,53071,4264,1045.4%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)250,685238,64312,0424.8%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)571,102545,18525,9174.5%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)179,909170,9978,9125.0%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,108,0451,069,51438,5313.5%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)216,922208,9857,9373.7%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)121,088115,5205,5684.6%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)258,747248,15410,5934.1%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,59373,5694,0245.2%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)70,61465,5495,0657.2%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,47480,0414,4335.2%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,919160,9986,9214.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area91,97587,7584,2174.6%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area118,145113,8834,2623.6%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,22160,5612,6604.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,924131,6047,3205.3%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,01941,9212,0984.8%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,088115,5205,5684.6%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area672,970645,01927,9514.2%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,631152,1886,4434.1%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area57,20354,8102,3934.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area831,473793,06238,4114.6%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part813,380775,80337,5774.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,333,3273,201,790131,5373.9%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,584,5501,529,39155,1593.5%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,42367,8242,5993.7%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,02957,8362,1933.7%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area19,06217,4901,5728.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area38,16835,6012,5676.7%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,83114,6881,1437.2%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,60346,1502,4535.0%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,67626,0831,5935.8%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,645,9062,537,960107,9464.1%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area120,424115,3715,0534.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area880,438839,38941,0494.7%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College121,689116,5925,0974.2%
Central Virginia Community College121,088115,5205,5684.6%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)660,368632,89727,4714.2%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College26,78425,4431,3415.0%
Danville Community College63,43160,1333,2985.2%
Eastern Shore Community College21,41420,3901,0244.8%
Germanna Community College219,403210,2959,1084.2%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College398,369382,25816,1114.0%
John Tyler Community College261,999250,63911,3604.3%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,026152,9456,0813.8%
Mountain Empire Community College36,96134,3792,5827.0%
New River Community College91,97587,7584,2174.6%
Northern Virginia Community College1,349,1531,303,58945,5643.4%
Patrick Henry Community College62,57159,4193,1525.0%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,70069,3833,3174.6%
Piedmont Virginia Community College137,088132,1254,9633.6%
Rappahannock Community College92,79589,0643,7314.0%
Southside Virginia Community College77,66873,5654,1035.3%
Southwest Virginia Community College38,16935,2812,8887.6%
Thomas Nelson Community College231,711220,37411,3374.9%
Tidewater Community College540,105515,54224,5634.5%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,43946,0052,4345.0%
Virginia Western Community College158,631152,1886,4434.1%
Wytheville Community College53,44050,3953,0455.7%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office887,542858,52329,0193.3%
Bristol Field Office34,49432,8441,6504.8%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,65331,1702,4837.4%
Charlottesville Field Office216,922208,9857,9373.7%
Covington Field Office11,72711,1615664.8%
Danville Field Office48,60346,1502,4535.0%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,41420,3901,0244.8%
Emporia Field Office24,70523,3381,3675.5%
Farmville Field Office44,42442,2712,1534.8%
Fishersville Field Office73,52570,3133,2124.4%
Fredericksburg Field Office172,637165,3707,2674.2%
Galax Field Office23,19621,8771,3195.7%
Hampton Field Office210,222199,90610,3164.9%
Harrisonburg Field Office74,55771,3643,1934.3%
Lynchburg Field Office121,088115,5205,5684.6%
Marion Field Office13,94513,1617845.6%
Martinsville Field Office35,87133,8911,9805.5%
Norfolk Field Office338,654323,60715,0474.4%
Norton Field Office36,96134,3792,5827.0%
Portsmouth Field Office232,448221,57810,8704.7%
Prince William Field Office461,611445,06616,5453.6%
Radford Field Office75,33171,9803,3514.4%
Richmond Field Office577,330554,20123,1294.0%
Roanoke Field Office158,631152,1886,4434.1%
South Boston Field Office14,82813,9838455.7%
Tri-Cities Field Office69,16665,4033,7635.4%
Warsaw Field Office50,23748,1022,1354.2%
Williamsburg Field Office40,46338,7371,7264.3%
Winchester Field Office108,226104,1264,1003.8%
Wytheville Field Office32,94331,1351,8085.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics