Unemployment Rates for Virginia
November 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States160,466,000154,180,0006,286,0003.9%
Virginia4,270,5654,115,394155,1713.6%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,38514,6717144.6%
Albemarle County55,84154,0201,8213.3%
Alexandria city96,99494,2972,6972.8%
Alleghany County6,8136,4853284.8%
Amelia County6,2436,0082353.8%
Amherst County15,20014,5756254.1%
Appomattox County6,9646,6672974.3%
Arlington County148,809145,2653,5442.4%
Augusta County37,32336,1121,2113.2%
Bath County2,3382,252863.7%
Bedford County38,07336,6411,4323.8%
Bland County2,7342,6251094.0%
Botetourt County17,58917,0025873.3%
Bristol city7,5077,1763314.4%
Brunswick County5,9685,6353335.6%
Buchanan County6,4996,0454547.0%
Buckingham County6,4546,1213335.2%
Buena Vista city3,4183,2831353.9%
Campbell County26,14425,1011,0434.0%
Caroline County15,07014,4466244.1%
Carroll County12,68412,1265584.4%
Charles City County3,7703,5851854.9%
Charlotte County5,0724,8392334.6%
Charlottesville city25,69724,9667312.8%
Chesapeake city114,852110,4304,4223.9%
Chesterfield County183,294176,7396,5553.6%
Clarke County7,4617,2202413.2%
Colonial Heights city8,9188,5733453.9%
Covington city2,3672,2311365.7%
Craig County2,3882,2881004.2%
Culpeper County23,41422,5778373.6%
Cumberland County4,5854,3971884.1%
Danville city19,38518,2821,1035.7%
Dickenson County4,3204,0342866.6%
Dinwiddie County13,48912,9115784.3%
Emporia city2,2772,1471305.7%
Essex County5,4395,1922474.5%
Fairfax city13,17312,7803933.0%
Fairfax County631,041612,24218,7993.0%
Falls Church city8,0967,8722242.8%
Fauquier County36,05234,9061,1463.2%
Floyd County8,2057,9492563.1%
Fluvanna County13,67613,2793972.9%
Franklin city3,4073,2371705.0%
Franklin County26,58325,5741,0093.8%
Frederick County45,90644,5091,3973.0%
Fredericksburg city13,70513,1335724.2%
Galax city2,8252,7081174.1%
Giles County8,0317,7073244.0%
Gloucester County18,70518,0696363.4%
Goochland County10,81110,4573543.3%
Grayson County7,2997,0022974.1%
Greene County10,1709,8852852.8%
Greensville County4,3084,1082004.6%
Halifax County14,67913,9217585.2%
Hampton city63,26260,1133,1495.0%
Hanover County57,82655,9191,9073.3%
Harrisonburg city25,15524,0771,0784.3%
Henrico County182,459175,9626,4973.6%
Henry County22,06121,0031,0584.8%
Highland County1,1881,146423.5%
Hopewell city9,8229,2455775.9%
Isle of Wight County18,38317,6797043.8%
James City County33,78832,5531,2353.7%
King and Queen County3,7093,5711383.7%
King George County12,29111,8314603.7%
King William County8,8668,5663003.4%
Lancaster County5,0484,8362124.2%
Lee County8,0757,6474285.3%
Lexington city2,3242,1971275.5%
Loudoun County205,614199,4776,1373.0%
Louisa County18,75618,1286283.3%
Lunenburg County5,1384,9252134.1%
Lynchburg city35,58933,8951,6944.8%
Madison County7,3667,1592072.8%
Manassas city22,14221,4387043.2%
Manassas Park city8,5148,2522623.1%
Martinsville city5,1504,8003506.8%
Mathews County4,0083,8611473.7%
Mecklenburg County12,11111,4756365.3%
Middlesex County5,0214,8511703.4%
Montgomery County51,02149,1781,8433.6%
Nelson County7,3857,1282573.5%
New Kent County11,50111,1363653.2%
Newport News city87,72183,6504,0714.6%
Norfolk city108,978103,9595,0194.6%
Northampton County5,4275,1452825.2%
Northumberland County5,3535,1212324.3%
Norton city1,6021,520825.1%
Nottoway County6,9586,6962623.8%
Orange County16,56315,9745893.6%
Page County11,55311,0165374.6%
Patrick County7,4297,0873424.6%
Petersburg city13,71912,7409797.1%
Pittsylvania County29,52628,2551,2714.3%
Poquoson city6,0905,8682223.6%
Portsmouth city43,64841,3282,3205.3%
Powhatan County13,76513,2944713.4%
Prince Edward County10,2229,7215014.9%
Prince George County15,24614,5826644.4%
Prince William County237,476229,7297,7473.3%
Pulaski County16,67615,9966804.1%
Radford city8,5288,1184104.8%
Rappahannock County3,7233,5971263.4%
Richmond city115,856110,8904,9664.3%
Richmond County3,8613,7101513.9%
Roanoke city49,68647,7811,9053.8%
Roanoke County50,05648,4001,6563.3%
Rockbridge County10,47810,0883903.7%
Rockingham County41,42040,1411,2793.1%
Russell County11,10610,5555515.0%
Salem city13,02212,5564663.6%
Scott County9,3789,0273513.7%
Shenandoah County20,67419,9517233.5%
Smyth County13,09612,4756214.7%
Southampton County8,6588,3463123.6%
Spotsylvania County65,23962,8552,3843.7%
Stafford County68,48166,0032,4783.6%
Staunton city12,18211,7634193.4%
Suffolk city41,63739,9531,6844.0%
Surry County3,7613,6041574.2%
Sussex County3,9563,7272295.8%
Tazewell County15,83314,9638705.5%
Virginia Beach city225,983217,8248,1593.6%
Warren County19,95419,2347203.6%
Washington County26,83625,8191,0173.8%
Waynesboro city10,3599,9564033.9%
Westmoreland County8,9178,5164014.5%
Williamsburg city6,5766,2103665.6%
Winchester city14,49514,0094863.4%
Wise County12,76511,9737926.2%
Wythe County13,48012,8556254.6%
York County31,59830,4631,1353.6%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC20,81219,8169964.8%
Central Shenandoah PDC146,185141,0155,1703.5%
Commonwealth PDC44,67242,7071,9654.4%
Crater PDC258,790248,37610,4144.0%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,75835,5972,1615.7%
George Washington RC174,786168,2686,5183.7%
Hampton Roads PDC817,047783,28633,7614.1%
Lenowisco PDC31,82030,1671,6535.2%
Middle Peninsula PDC45,74844,1101,6383.6%
Mount Rogers PDC86,46182,7863,6754.3%
New River Valley PDC92,46188,9483,5133.8%
Northern Neck PDC23,17922,1839964.3%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC120,043115,9394,1043.4%
Northern Virginia RC1,371,8591,331,35240,5073.0%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC87,11884,2132,9053.3%
Region 2000 LGC121,970116,8795,0914.2%
Richmond Regional PDC579,282557,98221,3003.7%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC168,504162,3176,1873.7%
Southside PDC32,75831,0311,7275.3%
Thomas Jefferson PDC131,525127,4064,1193.1%
West Piedmont PDC110,134105,0015,1334.7%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,1808,7164645.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,80821,8369724.3%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,5856,2553305.0%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,80714,1186894.7%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,22015,5686524.0%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,06511,5834824.0%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city96,99494,2972,6972.8%
Blacksburg town20,97219,9809924.7%
Bristol city7,5077,1763314.4%
Buena Vista city3,4183,2831353.9%
Charlottesville city25,69724,9667312.8%
Chesapeake city114,852110,4304,4223.9%
Colonial Heights city8,9188,5733453.9%
Covington city2,3672,2311365.7%
Danville city19,38518,2821,1035.7%
Emporia city2,2772,1471305.7%
Fairfax city13,17312,7803933.0%
Falls Church city8,0967,8722242.8%
Franklin city3,4073,2371705.0%
Fredericksburg city13,70513,1335724.2%
Galax city2,8252,7081174.1%
Hampton city63,26260,1133,1495.0%
Harrisonburg city25,15524,0771,0784.3%
Hopewell city9,8229,2455775.9%
Leesburg town28,04227,2637792.8%
Lexington city2,3242,1971275.5%
Lynchburg city35,58933,8951,6944.8%
Manassas city22,14221,4387043.2%
Manassas Park city8,5148,2522623.1%
Martinsville city5,1504,8003506.8%
Newport News city87,72183,6504,0714.6%
Norfolk city108,978103,9595,0194.6%
Norton city1,6021,520825.1%
Petersburg city13,71912,7409797.1%
Poquoson city6,0905,8682223.6%
Portsmouth city43,64841,3282,3205.3%
Radford city8,5288,1184104.8%
Richmond city115,856110,8904,9664.3%
Roanoke city49,68647,7811,9053.8%
Salem city13,02212,5564663.6%
Staunton city12,18211,7634193.4%
Suffolk city41,63739,9531,6844.0%
Virginia Beach city225,983217,8248,1593.6%
Waynesboro city10,3599,9564033.9%
Williamsburg city6,5766,2103665.6%
Winchester city14,49514,0094863.4%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)245,803239,5626,2412.5%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)245,820236,3089,5123.9%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)579,282557,98221,3003.7%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,371,8591,331,35240,5073.0%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,49671,6373,8595.1%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)247,740236,92610,8144.4%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)565,546542,75622,7904.0%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,922171,7347,1884.0%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,126,0561,091,79034,2663.0%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)218,643211,6197,0243.2%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)121,970116,8795,0914.2%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)266,228256,9549,2743.5%
South Central (LWIA VIII)77,43073,7383,6924.8%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)69,57865,7643,8145.5%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)83,55179,4274,1244.9%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)168,504162,3176,1873.7%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area92,46188,9483,5133.8%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area119,223115,3993,8243.2%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area66,57564,2182,3573.5%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area137,228132,1155,1133.7%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part43,72142,0221,6993.9%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,970116,8795,0914.2%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area674,611648,78025,8313.8%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area159,324153,6015,7233.6%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area59,86457,8312,0333.4%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area823,003788,93234,0714.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part805,229771,96033,2694.1%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,380,5303,257,918122,6123.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,609,8881,560,87749,0113.0%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,56468,3092,2553.2%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,40158,5181,8833.1%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,68717,5271,1606.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,74535,6862,0595.5%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,83314,9638705.5%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,91146,5372,3744.9%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,21125,8031,4085.2%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,681,3742,581,99299,3823.7%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area126,439122,0494,3903.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area869,786833,12836,6584.2%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College127,627123,1954,4323.5%
Central Virginia Community College121,970116,8795,0914.2%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)661,691636,36425,3273.8%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,73826,5361,2024.3%
Danville Community College63,59060,4583,1324.9%
Eastern Shore Community College20,81219,8169964.8%
Germanna Community College222,129213,9788,1513.7%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College399,473384,65014,8233.7%
John Tyler Community College262,218251,71410,5044.0%
Lord Fairfax Community College159,818154,4425,3763.4%
Mountain Empire Community College36,14034,2011,9395.4%
New River Community College92,46188,9483,5133.8%
Northern Virginia Community College1,371,8591,331,35240,5073.0%
Patrick Henry Community College61,22358,4642,7594.5%
Paul D. Camp Community College72,08569,2152,8704.0%
Piedmont Virginia Community College137,979133,5274,4523.2%
Rappahannock Community College92,71989,2603,4593.7%
Southside Virginia Community College77,77273,9853,7874.9%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,75835,5972,1615.7%
Thomas Nelson Community College229,035218,85710,1784.4%
Tidewater Community College535,098513,49421,6044.0%
Virginia Highlands Community College47,43945,4701,9694.2%
Virginia Western Community College159,324153,6015,7233.6%
Wytheville Community College52,11849,7912,3274.5%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office898,113872,45625,6572.9%
Bristol Field Office34,34332,9951,3483.9%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,43831,5631,8755.6%
Charlottesville Field Office218,643211,6197,0243.2%
Covington Field Office11,51810,9685504.8%
Danville Field Office48,91146,5372,3744.9%
Eastern Shore Field Office20,81219,8169964.8%
Emporia Field Office24,66423,3651,2995.3%
Farmville Field Office44,67242,7071,9654.4%
Fishersville Field Office77,27274,5452,7273.5%
Fredericksburg Field Office174,786168,2686,5183.7%
Galax Field Office22,80821,8369724.3%
Hampton Field Office207,376198,1639,2134.4%
Harrisonburg Field Office78,12875,2342,8943.7%
Lynchburg Field Office121,970116,8795,0914.2%
Marion Field Office13,09612,4756214.7%
Martinsville Field Office34,64032,8901,7505.1%
Norfolk Field Office334,961321,78313,1783.9%
Norton Field Office36,14034,2011,9395.4%
Portsmouth Field Office230,585220,9739,6124.2%
Prince William Field Office473,746458,89614,8503.1%
Radford Field Office75,78572,9522,8333.7%
Richmond Field Office579,282557,98221,3003.7%
Roanoke Field Office159,324153,6015,7233.6%
South Boston Field Office14,67913,9217585.2%
Tri-Cities Field Office68,91165,3823,5295.1%
Warsaw Field Office50,22248,2241,9984.0%
Williamsburg Field Office40,36438,7631,6014.0%
Winchester Field Office108,490104,9233,5673.3%
Wytheville Field Office32,89031,4761,4144.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics