Unemployment Rates for Virginia
May 2018, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States161,765,000156,009,0005,756,0003.6%
Virginia4,373,0434,247,647125,3962.9%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County16,08115,4855963.7%
Albemarle County57,76156,3631,3982.4%
Alexandria city100,67298,4132,2592.2%
Alleghany County6,8856,6282573.7%
Amelia County6,3506,1472033.2%
Amherst County15,34114,8604813.1%
Appomattox County7,1546,8902643.7%
Arlington County153,046149,9203,1262.0%
Augusta County37,45436,4559992.7%
Bath County2,4642,397672.7%
Bedford County39,02637,8471,1793.0%
Bland County2,7542,662923.3%
Botetourt County17,52717,0654622.6%
Bristol city7,5837,3052783.7%
Brunswick County6,0145,7322824.7%
Buchanan County6,6726,2803925.9%
Buckingham County6,5986,3282704.1%
Buena Vista city3,2623,166962.9%
Campbell County26,63025,7578733.3%
Caroline County15,32814,8185103.3%
Carroll County13,32312,8694543.4%
Charles City County3,8133,6701433.8%
Charlotte County5,2535,0741793.4%
Charlottesville city26,50325,8786252.4%
Chesapeake city120,696117,1413,5552.9%
Chesterfield County186,996181,7465,2502.8%
Clarke County7,6737,4562172.8%
Colonial Heights city8,9858,7072783.1%
Covington city2,3652,2611044.4%
Craig County2,3742,287873.7%
Culpeper County24,28523,6136722.8%
Cumberland County4,7194,5731463.1%
Danville city18,82717,8021,0255.4%
Dickenson County4,2834,0582255.3%
Dinwiddie County13,77913,3324473.2%
Emporia city2,2532,1531004.4%
Essex County5,4345,2272073.8%
Fairfax city13,54413,2383062.3%
Fairfax County643,240628,05715,1832.4%
Falls Church city8,3538,1741792.1%
Fauquier County37,03936,1329072.4%
Floyd County8,1547,9372172.7%
Fluvanna County14,05013,7153352.4%
Franklin city3,4983,3491494.3%
Franklin County26,53225,7318013.0%
Frederick County47,72346,5481,1752.5%
Fredericksburg city14,02813,5744543.2%
Galax city2,9252,827983.4%
Giles County7,9227,6702523.2%
Gloucester County19,53819,0325062.6%
Goochland County11,21010,8893212.9%
Grayson County7,3747,1572172.9%
Greene County10,57610,3182582.4%
Greensville County4,2744,1211533.6%
Halifax County15,18114,6005813.8%
Hampton city65,06262,6072,4553.8%
Hanover County59,08357,6041,4792.5%
Harrisonburg city24,54523,7617843.2%
Henrico County185,141179,8345,3072.9%
Henry County22,64921,7838663.8%
Highland County1,2191,185342.8%
Hopewell city9,9989,5514474.5%
Isle of Wight County19,27718,7385392.8%
James City County35,82934,8061,0232.9%
King and Queen County3,8613,7421193.1%
King George County12,46412,0843803.0%
King William County9,0388,7912472.7%
Lancaster County5,2375,0002374.5%
Lee County8,1327,7753574.4%
Lexington city2,1572,073843.9%
Loudoun County215,790210,6795,1112.4%
Louisa County19,82319,3165072.6%
Lunenburg County5,2185,0461723.3%
Lynchburg city36,30634,9941,3123.6%
Madison County7,5077,3281792.4%
Manassas city22,46421,9005642.5%
Manassas Park city8,8308,6022282.6%
Martinsville city5,1824,9192635.1%
Mathews County4,1504,0231273.1%
Mecklenburg County12,11811,6115074.2%
Middlesex County5,3635,2181452.7%
Montgomery County50,15148,7771,3742.7%
Nelson County7,6687,4402283.0%
New Kent County12,09311,7763172.6%
Newport News city90,56587,5033,0623.4%
Norfolk city112,428108,5193,9093.5%
Northampton County5,2334,9422915.6%
Northumberland County5,4725,2382344.3%
Norton city1,5821,517654.1%
Nottoway County7,0466,8232233.2%
Orange County16,85716,3694882.9%
Page County11,65911,2244353.7%
Patrick County7,3827,1012813.8%
Petersburg city13,50912,7277825.8%
Pittsylvania County29,48428,4091,0753.6%
Poquoson city6,3156,1461692.7%
Portsmouth city44,67142,9511,7203.9%
Powhatan County14,12813,7623662.6%
Prince Edward County10,1829,8313513.4%
Prince George County15,36214,8345283.4%
Prince William County244,259237,9426,3172.6%
Pulaski County16,23715,6785593.4%
Radford city8,2717,9902813.4%
Rappahannock County3,8363,738982.6%
Richmond city118,418114,4253,9933.4%
Richmond County3,9813,8671142.9%
Roanoke city49,55247,9821,5703.2%
Roanoke County49,86148,5261,3352.7%
Rockbridge County10,64810,3423062.9%
Rockingham County41,09539,9891,1062.7%
Russell County11,00510,5354704.3%
Salem city13,05012,6803702.8%
Scott County9,4829,1902923.1%
Shenandoah County21,25820,6496092.9%
Smyth County12,99312,4595344.1%
Southampton County8,8368,5932432.8%
Spotsylvania County67,36465,3991,9652.9%
Stafford County70,86568,9051,9602.8%
Staunton city12,04611,7113352.8%
Suffolk city43,82242,4521,3703.1%
Surry County3,8213,7161052.7%
Sussex County3,9263,7471794.6%
Tazewell County15,65314,9646894.4%
Virginia Beach city235,247228,6836,5642.8%
Warren County20,45019,8515992.9%
Washington County27,18626,3258613.2%
Waynesboro city10,44410,1073373.2%
Westmoreland County9,2488,9203283.5%
Williamsburg city6,8316,5932383.5%
Winchester city14,96914,5733962.6%
Wise County12,35211,7156375.2%
Wythe County13,54013,0554853.6%
York County32,93932,0498902.7%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,31420,4278874.2%
Central Shenandoah PDC145,334141,1864,1482.9%
Commonwealth PDC45,36643,8221,5443.4%
Crater PDC262,903254,6348,2693.1%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,61335,8371,7764.7%
George Washington RC180,049174,7805,2692.9%
Hampton Roads PDC849,375822,87826,4973.1%
Lenowisco PDC31,54830,1971,3514.3%
Middle Peninsula PDC47,38446,0331,3512.9%
Mount Rogers PDC87,67884,6593,0193.4%
New River Valley PDC90,73588,0522,6833.0%
Northern Neck PDC23,93823,0259133.8%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC123,732120,3013,4312.8%
Northern Virginia RC1,410,1981,376,92533,2732.4%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC89,52487,1802,3442.6%
Region 2000 LGC124,457120,3484,1093.3%
Richmond Regional PDC590,882573,70617,1762.9%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC168,146163,1604,9863.0%
Southside PDC33,31331,9431,3704.1%
Thomas Jefferson PDC136,381133,0303,3512.5%
West Piedmont PDC110,056105,7454,3113.9%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,2508,8893613.9%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,62222,8537693.3%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,5276,2742533.9%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,90114,4044973.3%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,06715,5814863.0%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,33411,9423923.2%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city100,67298,4132,2592.2%
Blacksburg town20,64119,9926493.1%
Bristol city7,5837,3052783.7%
Buena Vista city3,2623,166962.9%
Charlottesville city26,50325,8786252.4%
Chesapeake city120,696117,1413,5552.9%
Colonial Heights city8,9858,7072783.1%
Covington city2,3652,2611044.4%
Danville city18,82717,8021,0255.4%
Emporia city2,2532,1531004.4%
Fairfax city13,54413,2383062.3%
Falls Church city8,3538,1741792.1%
Franklin city3,4983,3491494.3%
Fredericksburg city14,02813,5744543.2%
Galax city2,9252,827983.4%
Hampton city65,06262,6072,4553.8%
Harrisonburg city24,54523,7617843.2%
Hopewell city9,9989,5514474.5%
Leesburg town29,46728,7906772.3%
Lexington city2,1572,073843.9%
Lynchburg city36,30634,9941,3123.6%
Manassas city22,46421,9005642.5%
Manassas Park city8,8308,6022282.6%
Martinsville city5,1824,9192635.1%
Newport News city90,56587,5033,0623.4%
Norfolk city112,428108,5193,9093.5%
Norton city1,5821,517654.1%
Petersburg city13,50912,7277825.8%
Poquoson city6,3156,1461692.7%
Portsmouth city44,67142,9511,7203.9%
Radford city8,2717,9902813.4%
Richmond city118,418114,4253,9933.4%
Roanoke city49,55247,9821,5703.2%
Salem city13,05012,6803702.8%
Staunton city12,04611,7113352.8%
Suffolk city43,82242,4521,3703.1%
Virginia Beach city235,247228,6836,5642.8%
Waynesboro city10,44410,1073373.2%
Williamsburg city6,8316,5932383.5%
Winchester city14,96914,5733962.6%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)253,718248,3335,3852.1%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)253,147245,2337,9143.1%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)590,882573,70617,1762.9%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,410,1981,376,92533,2732.4%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,90772,8883,0194.0%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)257,079248,7368,3433.2%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)588,475570,42618,0493.1%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,413172,7115,7023.2%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,156,4801,128,59227,8882.4%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)225,905220,2105,6952.5%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)124,457120,3484,1093.3%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)269,066261,4877,5792.8%
South Central (LWIA VIII)78,67975,7652,9143.7%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)69,16166,0343,1274.5%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,52480,0143,5104.2%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)168,146163,1604,9863.0%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,73588,0522,6833.0%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area123,156120,0423,1142.5%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area65,64063,7501,8902.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area139,138134,7254,4133.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,25142,8201,4313.2%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area124,457120,3484,1093.3%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area687,157666,36020,7973.0%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area158,896154,2714,6252.9%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,94458,2731,6712.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area855,974829,19826,7763.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part837,370811,24326,1273.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,425,9463,315,412110,5343.2%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,655,7381,615,59340,1452.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area73,19971,1822,0172.8%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part62,69261,1211,5712.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,21717,2909275.1%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,24535,2212,0245.4%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,65314,9646894.4%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,31146,2112,1004.3%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,83126,7021,1294.1%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,737,5192,649,49088,0293.2%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area125,584122,0233,5612.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area905,563876,65328,9103.2%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College126,803123,2083,5952.8%
Central Virginia Community College124,457120,3484,1093.3%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)674,342654,00720,3353.0%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,78126,8679143.3%
Danville Community College63,49260,8112,6814.2%
Eastern Shore Community College21,31420,4278874.2%
Germanna Community College228,698222,0906,6082.9%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College407,803395,83011,9732.9%
John Tyler Community College266,539258,1778,3623.1%
Lord Fairfax Community College164,607160,1714,4362.7%
Mountain Empire Community College35,83134,2551,5764.4%
New River Community College90,73588,0522,6833.0%
Northern Virginia Community College1,410,1981,376,92533,2732.4%
Patrick Henry Community College61,74559,5342,2113.6%
Paul D. Camp Community College75,43373,1322,3013.1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College142,979139,3583,6212.5%
Rappahannock Community College95,87992,9182,9613.1%
Southside Virginia Community College78,85675,8922,9643.8%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,61335,8371,7764.7%
Thomas Nelson Community College237,541229,7047,8373.3%
Tidewater Community College556,864539,74617,1183.1%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,76246,0891,6733.5%
Virginia Western Community College158,896154,2714,6252.9%
Wytheville Community College52,90951,0291,8803.6%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office918,855897,80221,0532.3%
Bristol Field Office34,76933,6301,1393.3%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,33031,7791,5514.7%
Charlottesville Field Office225,905220,2105,6952.5%
Covington Field Office11,71411,2864283.7%
Danville Field Office48,31146,2112,1004.3%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,31420,4278874.2%
Emporia Field Office24,65923,6171,0424.2%
Farmville Field Office45,36643,8221,5443.4%
Fishersville Field Office77,23075,0392,1912.8%
Fredericksburg Field Office180,049174,7805,2692.9%
Galax Field Office23,62222,8537693.3%
Hampton Field Office214,419207,3377,0823.3%
Harrisonburg Field Office77,29974,9742,3253.0%
Lynchburg Field Office124,457120,3484,1093.3%
Marion Field Office12,99312,4595344.1%
Martinsville Field Office35,21333,8031,4104.0%
Norfolk Field Office347,675337,20210,4733.0%
Norton Field Office35,83134,2551,5764.4%
Portsmouth Field Office240,800233,2247,5763.1%
Prince William Field Office491,343479,12312,2202.5%
Radford Field Office74,49872,3742,1242.9%
Richmond Field Office590,882573,70617,1762.9%
Roanoke Field Office158,896154,2714,6252.9%
South Boston Field Office15,18114,6005813.8%
Tri-Cities Field Office69,38066,6142,7664.0%
Warsaw Field Office51,78450,0261,7583.4%
Williamsburg Field Office42,66041,3991,2613.0%
Winchester Field Office112,073109,0772,9962.7%
Wytheville Field Office32,53131,3951,1363.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics