Unemployment Rates for Virginia
August 2018, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States161,909,000155,539,0006,370,0003.9%
Virginia4,342,5164,209,608132,9083.1%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County16,52815,9106183.7%
Albemarle County56,40754,8221,5852.8%
Alexandria city99,31497,0032,3112.3%
Alleghany County6,7026,4412613.9%
Amelia County6,3106,1052053.2%
Amherst County15,33814,8215173.4%
Appomattox County7,1406,8802603.6%
Arlington County150,899147,7953,1042.1%
Augusta County37,07236,0611,0112.7%
Bath County2,5172,456612.4%
Bedford County38,82037,6541,1663.0%
Bland County2,7352,649863.1%
Botetourt County17,33816,8524862.8%
Bristol city7,5137,2322813.7%
Brunswick County5,8535,5533005.1%
Buchanan County6,6396,2563835.8%
Buckingham County6,4376,1662714.2%
Buena Vista city3,3463,2401063.2%
Campbell County26,56125,6599023.4%
Caroline County15,21114,6985133.4%
Carroll County12,94312,4624813.7%
Charles City County3,8003,6561443.8%
Charlotte County5,1924,9941983.8%
Charlottesville city25,93325,1877462.9%
Chesapeake city121,464117,5293,9353.2%
Chesterfield County185,853180,2245,6293.0%
Clarke County7,5987,3632353.1%
Colonial Heights city8,9438,6323113.5%
Covington city2,3172,2111064.6%
Craig County2,3322,253793.4%
Culpeper County23,91923,2336862.9%
Cumberland County4,6774,5271503.2%
Danville city18,79117,7929995.3%
Dickenson County4,2374,0112265.3%
Dinwiddie County13,69613,2014953.6%
Emporia city2,2742,1571175.1%
Essex County5,3505,1452053.8%
Fairfax city13,34413,0303142.4%
Fairfax County634,436618,41016,0262.5%
Falls Church city8,2318,0441872.3%
Fauquier County36,64535,6879582.6%
Floyd County8,0967,8812152.7%
Fluvanna County13,68613,3263602.6%
Franklin city3,5363,3611754.9%
Franklin County26,20325,3858183.1%
Frederick County47,51046,2521,2582.6%
Fredericksburg city13,87513,3934823.5%
Galax city2,8522,7381144.0%
Giles County7,8617,6042573.3%
Gloucester County19,61019,0735372.7%
Goochland County11,09810,7663323.0%
Grayson County7,2306,9942363.3%
Greene County10,29210,0262662.6%
Greensville County4,2784,1101683.9%
Halifax County14,44413,8256194.3%
Hampton city65,50262,8092,6934.1%
Hanover County58,72657,1501,5762.7%
Harrisonburg city23,92123,0258963.7%
Henrico County183,944178,3725,5723.0%
Henry County22,60521,7078984.0%
Highland County1,2531,225282.2%
Hopewell city9,9759,4874884.9%
Isle of Wight County19,38818,7706183.2%
James City County35,90034,8341,0663.0%
King and Queen County3,8333,7061273.3%
King George County12,55912,1603993.2%
King William County8,9688,6942743.1%
Lancaster County5,1574,9821753.4%
Lee County8,0167,6713454.3%
Lexington city2,1702,071994.6%
Loudoun County213,311207,8825,4292.5%
Louisa County19,60119,0435582.8%
Lunenburg County5,1634,9921713.3%
Lynchburg city36,44234,9011,5414.2%
Madison County7,2617,0831782.5%
Manassas city22,17721,5766012.7%
Manassas Park city8,6968,4612352.7%
Martinsville city5,1604,9082524.9%
Mathews County4,1534,0261273.1%
Mecklenburg County11,91811,3985204.4%
Middlesex County5,2525,1181342.6%
Montgomery County49,96248,3941,5683.1%
Nelson County7,4517,2182333.1%
New Kent County11,99611,6723242.7%
Newport News city91,19787,8063,3913.7%
Norfolk city113,115108,8864,2293.7%
Northampton County5,2484,9812675.1%
Northumberland County5,4305,2252053.8%
Norton city1,5751,510654.1%
Nottoway County7,0046,7832213.2%
Orange County16,73316,1945393.2%
Page County11,58811,1774113.5%
Patrick County7,2396,9722673.7%
Petersburg city13,43512,6288076.0%
Pittsylvania County29,31028,2161,0943.7%
Poquoson city6,3456,1651802.8%
Portsmouth city44,93443,0751,8594.1%
Powhatan County14,02013,6233972.8%
Prince Edward County10,2889,8644244.1%
Prince George County15,30514,7275783.8%
Prince William County241,413234,6826,7312.8%
Pulaski County16,10215,5305723.6%
Radford city8,2707,9393314.0%
Rappahannock County3,7703,6651052.8%
Richmond city117,745113,4044,3413.7%
Richmond County3,9043,7821223.1%
Roanoke city48,94247,2971,6453.4%
Roanoke County49,22047,8421,3782.8%
Rockbridge County10,77710,4693082.9%
Rockingham County39,96938,8641,1052.8%
Russell County10,68510,2094764.5%
Salem city12,93612,5154213.3%
Scott County9,4499,1443053.2%
Shenandoah County21,57520,7827933.7%
Smyth County13,02212,4785444.2%
Southampton County8,9018,6412602.9%
Spotsylvania County66,54864,5002,0483.1%
Stafford County70,20868,0442,1643.1%
Staunton city11,91411,5633512.9%
Suffolk city44,09442,6211,4733.3%
Surry County3,6883,5421464.0%
Sussex County3,9513,7561954.9%
Tazewell County15,10314,4346694.4%
Virginia Beach city236,179229,1317,0483.0%
Warren County20,20119,5446573.3%
Washington County27,08726,1879003.3%
Waynesboro city10,3089,9803283.2%
Westmoreland County9,1198,7953243.6%
Williamsburg city6,8976,6032944.3%
Winchester city14,93714,4934443.0%
Wise County12,47511,8286475.2%
Wythe County13,53513,0205153.8%
York County33,09232,1329602.9%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,77620,8918854.1%
Central Shenandoah PDC143,247138,9544,2933.0%
Commonwealth PDC45,07143,4311,6403.6%
Crater PDC261,398252,4648,9343.4%
Cumberland Plateau PDC36,66434,9101,7544.8%
George Washington RC178,401172,7955,6063.1%
Hampton Roads PDC853,842824,97828,8643.4%
Lenowisco PDC31,51530,1531,3624.3%
Middle Peninsula PDC47,16645,7621,4043.0%
Mount Rogers PDC86,91783,7603,1573.6%
New River Valley PDC90,29187,3482,9433.3%
Northern Neck PDC23,61022,7848263.5%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC123,409119,6113,7983.1%
Northern Virginia RC1,391,8211,356,88334,9382.5%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC88,32885,8622,4662.8%
Region 2000 LGC124,301119,9154,3863.5%
Richmond Regional PDC587,182568,86718,3153.1%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC165,990160,7965,1943.1%
Southside PDC32,21530,7761,4394.5%
Thomas Jefferson PDC133,370129,6223,7482.8%
West Piedmont PDC109,308104,9804,3284.0%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,0198,6523674.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,02522,1948313.6%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,5526,2672854.3%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,96514,3915743.8%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,29315,7805133.1%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,43712,0024353.5%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city99,31497,0032,3112.3%
Blacksburg town20,65119,8358164.0%
Bristol city7,5137,2322813.7%
Buena Vista city3,3463,2401063.2%
Charlottesville city25,93325,1877462.9%
Chesapeake city121,464117,5293,9353.2%
Colonial Heights city8,9438,6323113.5%
Covington city2,3172,2111064.6%
Danville city18,79117,7929995.3%
Emporia city2,2742,1571175.1%
Fairfax city13,34413,0303142.4%
Falls Church city8,2318,0441872.3%
Franklin city3,5363,3611754.9%
Fredericksburg city13,87513,3934823.5%
Galax city2,8522,7381144.0%
Hampton city65,50262,8092,6934.1%
Harrisonburg city23,92123,0258963.7%
Hopewell city9,9759,4874884.9%
Leesburg town29,14828,4087402.5%
Lexington city2,1702,071994.6%
Lynchburg city36,44234,9011,5414.2%
Manassas city22,17721,5766012.7%
Manassas Park city8,6968,4612352.7%
Martinsville city5,1604,9082524.9%
Newport News city91,19787,8063,3913.7%
Norfolk city113,115108,8864,2293.7%
Norton city1,5751,510654.1%
Petersburg city13,43512,6288076.0%
Poquoson city6,3456,1651802.8%
Portsmouth city44,93443,0751,8594.1%
Radford city8,2707,9393314.0%
Richmond city117,745113,4044,3413.7%
Roanoke city48,94247,2971,6453.4%
Salem city12,93612,5154213.3%
Staunton city11,91411,5633512.9%
Suffolk city44,09442,6211,4733.3%
Virginia Beach city236,179229,1317,0483.0%
Waynesboro city10,3089,9803283.2%
Williamsburg city6,8976,6032944.3%
Winchester city14,93714,4934443.0%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)250,213244,7985,4152.2%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)251,343243,1598,1843.3%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)587,182568,86718,3153.1%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,391,8211,356,88334,9382.5%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,54572,2403,3054.4%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)258,543249,4229,1213.5%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)591,611572,01419,5973.3%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)177,208171,1086,1003.4%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,141,6081,112,08529,5232.6%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)221,698215,4846,2142.8%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)124,301119,9154,3863.5%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)266,656258,5658,0913.0%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,28674,2073,0794.0%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)68,17965,0633,1164.6%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,10579,5953,5104.2%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)165,990160,7965,1943.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,29187,3482,9433.3%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,206116,7453,4612.9%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area63,89061,8892,0013.1%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,668133,3615,3073.8%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,04942,5631,4863.4%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area124,301119,9154,3863.5%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area682,976660,79522,1813.2%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area156,971152,1444,8273.1%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,29457,6041,6902.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area860,384831,30229,0823.4%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part841,870813,46028,4103.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,405,5083,287,085118,4233.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,634,5851,592,31242,2732.6%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area72,91870,7972,1212.9%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part62,44760,7451,7022.7%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,28717,3499385.1%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area35,82833,9141,9145.3%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,10314,4346694.4%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,10146,0082,0934.4%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,76526,6151,1504.1%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,708,1882,612,10096,0883.5%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area123,184119,4933,6913.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area911,270880,14731,1233.4%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College124,437120,7183,7193.0%
Central Virginia Community College124,301119,9154,3863.5%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)670,090648,31621,7743.2%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,82926,8889413.4%
Danville Community College62,54559,8332,7124.3%
Eastern Shore Community College21,77620,8918854.1%
Germanna Community College226,314219,3057,0093.1%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College405,134392,35812,7763.2%
John Tyler Community College264,956255,9588,9983.4%
Lord Fairfax Community College163,824158,9634,8613.0%
Mountain Empire Community College35,75234,1641,5884.4%
New River Community College90,29187,3482,9433.3%
Northern Virginia Community College1,391,8211,356,88334,9382.5%
Patrick Henry Community College61,20758,9722,2353.7%
Paul D. Camp Community College75,91973,3932,5263.3%
Piedmont Virginia Community College139,807135,7884,0192.9%
Rappahannock Community College95,33192,3782,9533.1%
Southside Virginia Community College77,52874,3693,1594.1%
Southwest Virginia Community College36,66434,9101,7544.8%
Thomas Nelson Community College238,933230,3498,5843.6%
Tidewater Community College559,786541,24218,5443.3%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,62245,8971,7253.6%
Virginia Western Community College156,971152,1444,8273.1%
Wytheville Community College52,31750,3411,9763.8%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office906,224884,28221,9422.4%
Bristol Field Office34,60033,4191,1813.4%
Cedar Bluff Field Office32,42730,8991,5284.7%
Charlottesville Field Office221,698215,4846,2142.8%
Covington Field Office11,53611,1084283.7%
Danville Field Office48,10146,0082,0934.4%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,77620,8918854.1%
Emporia Field Office24,32323,2181,1054.5%
Farmville Field Office45,07143,4311,6403.6%
Fishersville Field Office76,84074,6092,2312.9%
Fredericksburg Field Office178,401172,7955,6063.1%
Galax Field Office23,02522,1948313.6%
Hampton Field Office215,746207,9857,7613.6%
Harrisonburg Field Office75,47873,0662,4123.2%
Lynchburg Field Office124,301119,9154,3863.5%
Marion Field Office13,02212,4785444.2%
Martinsville Field Office35,00433,5871,4174.0%
Norfolk Field Office349,294338,01711,2773.2%
Norton Field Office35,75234,1641,5884.4%
Portsmouth Field Office242,317233,9978,3203.4%
Prince William Field Office485,597472,60112,9962.7%
Radford Field Office74,18971,8182,3713.2%
Richmond Field Office587,182568,86718,3153.1%
Roanoke Field Office156,971152,1444,8273.1%
South Boston Field Office14,44413,8256194.3%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,99365,9733,0204.4%
Warsaw Field Office51,16649,4731,6933.3%
Williamsburg Field Office42,79741,4371,3603.2%
Winchester Field Office111,821108,4343,3873.0%
Wytheville Field Office32,37231,1991,1733.6%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics