Unemployment Rates for Virginia
February 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States159,482,000151,594,0007,887,0004.9%
Virginia4,267,8164,098,715169,1014.0%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,28314,3629216.0%
Albemarle County54,99953,1811,8183.3%
Alexandria city96,80893,9102,8983.0%
Alleghany County6,7656,3893765.6%
Amelia County6,2045,9292754.4%
Amherst County15,17814,5636154.1%
Appomattox County6,9886,6563324.8%
Arlington County148,493144,6543,8392.6%
Augusta County36,95335,6511,3023.5%
Bath County2,4372,346913.7%
Bedford County38,25236,6651,5874.1%
Bland County2,7362,6081284.7%
Botetourt County17,50616,8656413.7%
Bristol city7,5537,1893644.8%
Brunswick County6,1805,8253555.7%
Buchanan County6,6316,0146179.3%
Buckingham County6,4176,0203976.2%
Buena Vista city3,2403,0881524.7%
Campbell County26,24125,1031,1384.3%
Caroline County14,95914,2766834.6%
Carroll County12,87812,2296495.0%
Charles City County3,7063,5311754.7%
Charlotte County5,1274,8822454.8%
Charlottesville city25,33924,5597803.1%
Chesapeake city116,072111,3584,7144.1%
Chesterfield County181,512174,7026,8103.8%
Clarke County7,4557,1782773.7%
Colonial Heights city8,8698,4773924.4%
Covington city2,3742,1891857.8%
Craig County2,3782,2731054.4%
Culpeper County23,39722,5028953.8%
Cumberland County4,6304,4102204.8%
Danville city18,94617,8221,1245.9%
Dickenson County4,3874,0103778.6%
Dinwiddie County13,43012,7716594.9%
Emporia city2,1862,0451416.5%
Essex County5,5105,1813296.0%
Fairfax city13,11912,7403792.9%
Fairfax County629,665610,10319,5623.1%
Falls Church city8,0617,8462152.7%
Fauquier County35,93734,7031,2343.4%
Floyd County8,2467,9213253.9%
Fluvanna County13,49913,0814183.1%
Franklin city3,5393,3401995.6%
Franklin County26,47225,3811,0914.1%
Frederick County45,31743,7711,5463.4%
Fredericksburg city13,72013,0716494.7%
Galax city2,9132,7711424.9%
Giles County8,0717,6973744.6%
Gloucester County18,93418,2157193.8%
Goochland County10,75610,3544023.7%
Grayson County7,0196,6373825.4%
Greene County10,0569,7403163.1%
Greensville County4,1603,9502105.0%
Halifax County14,55313,7358185.6%
Hampton city64,17860,6243,5545.5%
Hanover County57,21055,2521,9583.4%
Harrisonburg city24,94323,8651,0784.3%
Henrico County180,765173,9086,8573.8%
Henry County22,23121,0041,2275.5%
Highland County1,1911,151403.4%
Hopewell city9,7899,1276626.8%
Isle of Wight County18,59717,8257724.2%
James City County34,18432,8591,3253.9%
King and Queen County3,5913,4471444.0%
King George County12,37011,8495214.2%
King William County8,8088,4813273.7%
Lancaster County5,0454,5924539.0%
Lee County8,3547,8445106.1%
Lexington city2,3252,1871385.9%
Loudoun County204,919198,5186,4013.1%
Louisa County18,52417,8167083.8%
Lunenburg County5,2014,9472544.9%
Lynchburg city35,63933,8811,7584.9%
Madison County7,1466,9212253.1%
Manassas city22,21621,3568603.9%
Manassas Park city8,5318,2273043.6%
Martinsville city5,1754,7913847.4%
Mathews County4,0683,8961724.2%
Mecklenburg County12,28511,5847015.7%
Middlesex County4,8844,6861984.1%
Montgomery County51,03049,1141,9163.8%
Nelson County7,2817,0362453.4%
New Kent County11,39211,0113813.3%
Newport News city88,89184,3624,5295.1%
Norfolk city110,315104,8475,4685.0%
Northampton County5,5705,1704007.2%
Northumberland County5,3224,9064167.8%
Norton city1,6071,5031046.5%
Nottoway County7,0626,7792834.0%
Orange County16,48015,7896914.2%
Page County11,34610,5418057.1%
Patrick County8,0187,6593594.5%
Petersburg city13,62712,5891,0387.6%
Pittsylvania County29,31427,8531,4615.0%
Poquoson city6,1255,9112143.5%
Portsmouth city44,20141,6912,5105.7%
Powhatan County13,64313,1564873.6%
Prince Edward County10,1639,6375265.2%
Prince George County15,11614,4027144.7%
Prince William County237,368228,6968,6723.7%
Pulaski County16,84915,9898605.1%
Radford city8,5178,1014164.9%
Rappahannock County3,7373,5911463.9%
Richmond city114,784109,6515,1334.5%
Richmond County3,8853,7041814.7%
Roanoke city49,56647,4562,1104.3%
Roanoke County49,80448,0651,7393.5%
Rockbridge County10,2339,7654684.6%
Rockingham County41,06639,7301,3363.3%
Russell County11,10110,3827196.5%
Salem city12,98612,4635234.0%
Scott County9,4419,0124294.5%
Shenandoah County20,88220,1057773.7%
Smyth County13,90913,1078025.8%
Southampton County8,8038,4523514.0%
Spotsylvania County65,11762,5682,5493.9%
Stafford County68,23065,6572,5733.8%
Staunton city12,08411,6264583.8%
Suffolk city42,13040,2741,8564.4%
Surry County3,5863,3901965.5%
Sussex County3,8893,6542356.0%
Tazewell County15,58214,5171,0656.8%
Virginia Beach city228,369219,8008,5693.8%
Warren County19,96219,1657974.0%
Washington County26,98525,7841,2014.5%
Waynesboro city10,2689,8414274.2%
Westmoreland County8,7788,2685105.8%
Williamsburg city6,6606,2683925.9%
Winchester city14,32713,7675603.9%
Wise County12,56911,5999707.7%
Wythe County13,36512,6027635.7%
York County31,95830,7321,2263.8%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,85319,5321,3216.3%
Central Shenandoah PDC144,740139,2505,4903.8%
Commonwealth PDC44,80442,6042,2004.9%
Crater PDC256,164245,10711,0574.3%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,70134,9232,7787.4%
George Washington RC174,396167,4216,9754.0%
Hampton Roads PDC826,542789,94836,5944.4%
Lenowisco PDC31,97129,9582,0136.3%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,79543,9061,8894.1%
Mount Rogers PDC87,35882,9274,4315.1%
New River Valley PDC92,71388,8223,8914.2%
Northern Neck PDC23,03021,4701,5606.8%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC119,289114,5274,7624.0%
Northern Virginia RC1,369,1801,326,05043,1303.2%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC86,69783,5063,1913.7%
Region 2000 LGC122,298116,8685,4304.4%
Richmond Regional PDC573,768551,56522,2033.9%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC167,851161,0816,7704.0%
Southside PDC33,01831,1441,8745.7%
Thomas Jefferson PDC129,698125,4134,2853.3%
West Piedmont PDC110,156104,5105,6465.1%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,1398,5785616.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,81021,6371,1735.1%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,3465,9953515.5%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,79314,0477465.0%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA15,79815,0407584.8%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,34211,7925504.5%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city96,80893,9102,8983.0%
Blacksburg town20,92219,9549684.6%
Bristol city7,5537,1893644.8%
Buena Vista city3,2403,0881524.7%
Charlottesville city25,33924,5597803.1%
Chesapeake city116,072111,3584,7144.1%
Colonial Heights city8,8698,4773924.4%
Covington city2,3742,1891857.8%
Danville city18,94617,8221,1245.9%
Emporia city2,1862,0451416.5%
Fairfax city13,11912,7403792.9%
Falls Church city8,0617,8462152.7%
Franklin city3,5393,3401995.6%
Fredericksburg city13,72013,0716494.7%
Galax city2,9132,7711424.9%
Hampton city64,17860,6243,5545.5%
Harrisonburg city24,94323,8651,0784.3%
Hopewell city9,7899,1276626.8%
Leesburg town27,97627,1328443.0%
Lexington city2,3252,1871385.9%
Lynchburg city35,63933,8811,7584.9%
Manassas city22,21621,3568603.9%
Manassas Park city8,5318,2273043.6%
Martinsville city5,1754,7913847.4%
Newport News city88,89184,3624,5295.1%
Norfolk city110,315104,8475,4685.0%
Norton city1,6071,5031046.5%
Petersburg city13,62712,5891,0387.6%
Poquoson city6,1255,9112143.5%
Portsmouth city44,20141,6912,5105.7%
Radford city8,5178,1014164.9%
Richmond city114,784109,6515,1334.5%
Roanoke city49,56647,4562,1104.3%
Salem city12,98612,4635234.0%
Staunton city12,08411,6264583.8%
Suffolk city42,13040,2741,8564.4%
Virginia Beach city228,369219,8008,5693.8%
Waynesboro city10,2689,8414274.2%
Williamsburg city6,6606,2683925.9%
Winchester city14,32713,7675603.9%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)245,301238,5646,7372.7%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)245,140234,11411,0264.5%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)573,768551,56522,2033.9%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,369,1801,326,05043,1303.2%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)74,65270,4054,2475.7%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)250,930238,97111,9594.8%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)572,026547,58724,4394.3%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)180,071171,7498,3224.6%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,123,8791,087,48636,3933.2%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)216,395208,9197,4763.5%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)122,298116,8685,4304.4%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)264,029253,77710,2523.9%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,82273,7484,0745.2%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)69,67264,8814,7916.9%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,68479,1294,5555.4%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)167,851161,0816,7704.0%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area92,71388,8223,8914.2%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area117,591113,6173,9743.4%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area66,00963,5952,4143.7%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area137,603130,4847,1195.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part43,97941,9851,9944.5%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area122,298116,8685,4304.4%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area668,459641,27127,1884.1%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,712152,5036,2093.9%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,30557,1182,1873.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area832,852795,77937,0734.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part814,682778,66236,0204.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,361,7753,231,607130,1683.9%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,606,7351,554,48552,2503.3%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area69,80267,2312,5713.7%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part59,64457,5382,1063.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,56317,1121,4517.8%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,29434,8592,4356.5%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,58214,5171,0656.8%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,26045,6752,5855.4%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,40625,7951,6115.9%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,669,9512,564,185105,7664.0%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area125,314120,7134,6013.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area878,905837,85341,0524.7%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College126,505121,8644,6413.7%
Central Virginia Community College122,298116,8685,4304.4%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)655,410628,70926,7014.1%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,37425,9641,4105.2%
Danville Community College62,81359,4103,4035.4%
Eastern Shore Community College20,85319,5321,3216.3%
Germanna Community College221,419212,6338,7864.0%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College395,682380,13715,5453.9%
John Tyler Community College259,728248,57211,1564.3%
Lord Fairfax Community College158,963152,8216,1423.9%
Mountain Empire Community College36,35833,9682,3906.6%
New River Community College92,71388,8223,8914.2%
Northern Virginia Community College1,369,1801,326,05043,1303.2%
Patrick Henry Community College61,89658,8353,0614.9%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,06969,8913,1784.3%
Piedmont Virginia Community College136,115131,4334,6823.4%
Rappahannock Community College92,58788,2364,3514.7%
Southside Virginia Community College77,96473,8144,1505.3%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,70134,9232,7787.4%
Thomas Nelson Community College231,996220,75611,2404.8%
Tidewater Community College541,087517,97023,1174.3%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,44746,0802,3674.9%
Virginia Western Community College158,712152,5036,2093.9%
Wytheville Community College52,82049,9542,8665.4%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office896,146869,25326,8933.0%
Bristol Field Office34,53832,9731,5654.5%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,31430,9132,4017.2%
Charlottesville Field Office216,395208,9197,4763.5%
Covington Field Office11,57610,9246525.6%
Danville Field Office48,26045,6752,5855.4%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,85319,5321,3216.3%
Emporia Field Office24,81123,4041,4075.7%
Farmville Field Office44,80442,6042,2004.9%
Fishersville Field Office76,29473,3092,9853.9%
Fredericksburg Field Office174,396167,4216,9754.0%
Galax Field Office22,81021,6371,1735.1%
Hampton Field Office210,086199,84410,2424.9%
Harrisonburg Field Office77,35574,1363,2194.2%
Lynchburg Field Office122,298116,8685,4304.4%
Marion Field Office13,90913,1078025.8%
Martinsville Field Office35,42433,4541,9705.6%
Norfolk Field Office338,684324,64714,0374.1%
Norton Field Office36,35833,9682,3906.6%
Portsmouth Field Office233,342222,94010,4024.5%
Prince William Field Office473,034456,79716,2373.4%
Radford Field Office75,86472,8333,0314.0%
Richmond Field Office573,768551,56522,2033.9%
Roanoke Field Office158,712152,5036,2093.9%
South Boston Field Office14,55313,7358185.6%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,30664,4103,8965.7%
Warsaw Field Office49,89147,1612,7305.5%
Williamsburg Field Office40,84439,1271,7174.2%
Winchester Field Office107,943103,9863,9573.7%
Wytheville Field Office32,95031,1991,7515.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics