Unemployment Rates for Virginia
August 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States160,863,000153,576,0007,287,0004.5%
Virginia4,331,9024,166,858165,0443.8%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County16,24315,5207234.5%
Albemarle County54,64152,7501,8913.5%
Alexandria city98,15095,3372,8132.9%
Alleghany County6,7826,4583244.8%
Amelia County6,3886,1322564.0%
Amherst County15,15814,4756834.5%
Appomattox County6,9516,6343174.6%
Arlington County150,602146,8813,7212.5%
Augusta County37,56336,2971,2663.4%
Bath County2,5482,469793.1%
Bedford County37,85736,3241,5334.0%
Bland County2,7272,6111164.3%
Botetourt County17,84917,1836663.7%
Bristol city7,6197,2583614.7%
Brunswick County6,0925,7573355.5%
Buchanan County6,5176,0354827.4%
Buckingham County6,3205,9933275.2%
Buena Vista city3,3463,1761705.1%
Campbell County26,05424,8961,1584.4%
Caroline County15,37614,7106664.3%
Carroll County12,69712,1085894.6%
Charles City County3,8593,6671925.0%
Charlotte County5,1754,9252504.8%
Charlottesville city25,24024,3568843.5%
Chesapeake city118,528113,7004,8284.1%
Chesterfield County186,807179,8586,9493.7%
Clarke County7,5907,3252653.5%
Colonial Heights city9,0818,7243573.9%
Covington city2,3622,2171456.1%
Craig County2,4092,3081014.2%
Culpeper County23,66122,8188433.6%
Cumberland County4,6444,4511934.2%
Danville city19,44718,2601,1876.1%
Dickenson County4,2583,9583007.0%
Dinwiddie County13,73713,1346034.4%
Emporia city2,2892,1631265.5%
Essex County5,6015,3312704.8%
Fairfax city13,31012,9064043.0%
Fairfax County638,278618,51719,7613.1%
Falls Church city8,1727,9492232.7%
Fauquier County36,62435,4021,2223.3%
Floyd County8,1867,8992873.5%
Fluvanna County13,36512,9474183.1%
Franklin city3,5213,3281935.5%
Franklin County26,91625,8401,0764.0%
Frederick County46,13144,6561,4753.2%
Fredericksburg city13,88613,2866004.3%
Galax city2,8732,7351384.8%
Giles County7,9757,6173584.5%
Gloucester County19,23918,5986413.3%
Goochland County11,02110,6243973.6%
Grayson County7,0346,7233114.4%
Greene County9,9569,6473093.1%
Greensville County4,3164,1092074.8%
Halifax County14,66113,8468155.6%
Hampton city65,34661,8863,4605.3%
Hanover County58,92556,9431,9823.4%
Harrisonburg city24,42623,2681,1584.7%
Henrico County185,850179,0866,7643.6%
Henry County22,25621,1531,1035.0%
Highland County1,2451,204413.3%
Hopewell city10,0169,4215955.9%
Isle of Wight County19,00018,1918094.3%
James City County34,74133,4561,2853.7%
King and Queen County3,6573,5201373.7%
King George County12,61812,1414773.8%
King William County9,0088,7063023.4%
Lancaster County5,1784,9572214.3%
Lee County8,1397,6934465.5%
Lexington city2,2502,1071436.4%
Loudoun County208,367201,8756,4923.1%
Louisa County18,90318,2356683.5%
Lunenburg County5,1844,9672174.2%
Lynchburg city35,56833,6251,9435.5%
Madison County7,1356,9172183.1%
Manassas city22,40821,6687403.3%
Manassas Park city8,6128,3312813.3%
Martinsville city5,2084,8223867.4%
Mathews County4,1193,9681513.7%
Mecklenburg County12,35111,7276245.1%
Middlesex County5,1785,0131653.2%
Montgomery County50,45948,5431,9163.8%
Nelson County7,2426,9702723.8%
New Kent County11,70311,3343693.2%
Newport News city90,47386,1254,3484.8%
Norfolk city112,546107,0285,5184.9%
Northampton County5,8535,5473065.2%
Northumberland County5,5005,2532474.5%
Norton city1,5811,493885.6%
Nottoway County7,0076,7272804.0%
Orange County16,55915,9236363.8%
Page County11,80111,2985034.3%
Patrick County7,9657,6303354.2%
Petersburg city13,96912,9709997.2%
Pittsylvania County29,50128,1551,3464.6%
Poquoson city6,2856,0452403.8%
Portsmouth city45,05442,5332,5215.6%
Powhatan County13,99613,5124843.5%
Prince Edward County10,1929,6605325.2%
Prince George County15,55014,8546964.5%
Prince William County240,538232,3788,1603.4%
Pulaski County16,62615,7758515.1%
Radford city8,4768,0144625.5%
Rappahannock County3,7623,6301323.5%
Richmond city118,112112,7975,3154.5%
Richmond County3,9603,8231373.5%
Roanoke city50,52448,1932,3314.6%
Roanoke County50,60848,8281,7803.5%
Rockbridge County10,57410,1094654.4%
Rockingham County40,33538,9971,3383.3%
Russell County11,08810,4965925.3%
Salem city13,19912,6745254.0%
Scott County9,5459,1733723.9%
Shenandoah County21,27020,5387323.4%
Smyth County13,80713,1166915.0%
Southampton County8,9808,6333473.9%
Spotsylvania County66,17063,5912,5793.9%
Stafford County69,42566,8272,5983.7%
Staunton city12,23211,7914413.6%
Suffolk city43,01141,1611,8504.3%
Surry County3,6743,5041704.6%
Sussex County4,0893,8422476.0%
Tazewell County15,43014,4889426.1%
Virginia Beach city232,653224,0208,6333.7%
Warren County20,17919,4367433.7%
Washington County27,32926,2221,1074.1%
Waynesboro city10,3859,9774083.9%
Westmoreland County9,1508,7454054.4%
Williamsburg city6,7666,3833835.7%
Winchester city14,60914,0775323.6%
Wise County12,43011,5668647.0%
Wythe County13,89113,2066854.9%
York County32,55631,3451,2113.7%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC22,09621,0671,0294.7%
Central Shenandoah PDC144,904139,3955,5093.8%
Commonwealth PDC44,91042,8552,0554.6%
Crater PDC263,528252,57910,9494.2%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,29334,9772,3166.2%
George Washington RC177,475170,5556,9203.9%
Hampton Roads PDC842,373805,93636,4374.3%
Lenowisco PDC31,69529,9251,7705.6%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,80245,1361,6663.6%
Mount Rogers PDC87,97783,9793,9984.5%
New River Valley PDC91,72287,8483,8744.2%
Northern Neck PDC23,78822,7781,0104.2%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC121,580117,3304,2503.5%
Northern Virginia RC1,388,4371,345,84242,5953.1%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC87,74184,6903,0513.5%
Region 2000 LGC121,588115,9545,6344.6%
Richmond Regional PDC590,273567,82122,4523.8%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC170,649163,7016,9484.1%
Southside PDC33,10431,3301,7745.4%
Thomas Jefferson PDC129,347124,9054,4423.4%
West Piedmont PDC111,293105,8605,4334.9%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,1448,6754695.1%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,60421,5661,0384.6%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,6056,2723335.0%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,83614,1117254.9%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,17015,3927784.8%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,50111,9615404.3%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city98,15095,3372,8132.9%
Blacksburg town20,73419,7221,0124.9%
Bristol city7,6197,2583614.7%
Buena Vista city3,3463,1761705.1%
Charlottesville city25,24024,3568843.5%
Chesapeake city118,528113,7004,8284.1%
Colonial Heights city9,0818,7243573.9%
Covington city2,3622,2171456.1%
Danville city19,44718,2601,1876.1%
Emporia city2,2892,1631265.5%
Fairfax city13,31012,9064043.0%
Falls Church city8,1727,9492232.7%
Franklin city3,5213,3281935.5%
Fredericksburg city13,88613,2866004.3%
Galax city2,8732,7351384.8%
Hampton city65,34661,8863,4605.3%
Harrisonburg city24,42623,2681,1584.7%
Hopewell city10,0169,4215955.9%
Leesburg town28,41227,5918212.9%
Lexington city2,2502,1071436.4%
Lynchburg city35,56833,6251,9435.5%
Manassas city22,40821,6687403.3%
Manassas Park city8,6128,3312813.3%
Martinsville city5,2084,8223867.4%
Newport News city90,47386,1254,3484.8%
Norfolk city112,546107,0285,5184.9%
Norton city1,5811,493885.6%
Petersburg city13,96912,9709997.2%
Poquoson city6,2856,0452403.8%
Portsmouth city45,05442,5332,5215.6%
Radford city8,4768,0144625.5%
Richmond city118,112112,7975,3154.5%
Roanoke city50,52448,1932,3314.6%
Salem city13,19912,6745254.0%
Staunton city12,23211,7914413.6%
Suffolk city43,01141,1611,8504.3%
Virginia Beach city232,653224,0208,6333.7%
Waynesboro city10,3859,9774083.9%
Williamsburg city6,7666,3833835.7%
Winchester city14,60914,0775323.6%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)248,752242,2186,5342.6%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)250,922240,9389,9844.0%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)590,273567,82122,4523.8%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,388,4371,345,84242,5953.1%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)76,72172,7214,0005.2%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)255,406243,83811,5684.5%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)583,293558,59424,6994.2%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)179,699171,8277,8724.4%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,139,6851,103,62436,0613.2%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)217,088209,5957,4933.5%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)121,588115,9545,6344.6%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)266,484256,7259,7593.7%
South Central (LWIA VIII)78,01474,1853,8294.9%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)68,98864,9024,0865.9%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,37780,0204,3575.2%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)170,649163,7016,9484.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area91,72287,8483,8744.2%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area116,764112,6634,1013.5%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area64,76162,2652,4963.9%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area138,435132,9385,4974.0%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,49342,6531,8404.1%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area121,588115,9545,6344.6%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area687,487660,31427,1734.0%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area161,505155,0266,4794.0%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area60,18058,0652,1153.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area848,236811,59636,6404.3%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part830,317794,43935,8784.3%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,405,9223,278,425127,4973.7%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,629,7341,578,15751,5773.2%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area71,00568,5812,4243.4%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,74058,7332,0073.3%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,26917,0171,2526.9%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area36,81134,5452,2666.2%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,43014,4889426.1%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area48,94846,4152,5335.2%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,46425,9751,4895.4%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,701,0432,595,563105,4803.9%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area124,941120,3304,6113.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area899,062860,07138,9914.3%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College126,186121,5344,6523.7%
Central Virginia Community College121,588115,9545,6344.6%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)673,977647,30326,6744.0%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,86226,5361,3264.8%
Danville Community College63,60960,2613,3485.3%
Eastern Shore Community College22,09621,0671,0294.7%
Germanna Community College224,830216,2138,6173.8%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College406,807391,19715,6103.8%
John Tyler Community College267,170256,10611,0644.1%
Lord Fairfax Community College161,966156,3625,6043.5%
Mountain Empire Community College35,95333,8832,0705.8%
New River Community College91,72287,8483,8744.2%
Northern Virginia Community College1,388,4371,345,84242,5953.1%
Patrick Henry Community College62,34559,4452,9004.7%
Paul D. Camp Community College74,51271,3133,1994.3%
Piedmont Virginia Community College135,667130,8984,7693.5%
Rappahannock Community College94,91191,3893,5223.7%
Southside Virginia Community College78,23174,3253,9065.0%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,29334,9772,3166.2%
Thomas Nelson Community College236,167225,24010,9274.6%
Tidewater Community College551,792528,44223,3504.2%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,75546,5962,1594.4%
Virginia Western Community College161,505155,0266,4794.0%
Wytheville Community College53,02950,4992,5304.8%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office908,512881,59026,9223.0%
Bristol Field Office34,94833,4801,4684.2%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,03531,0192,0166.1%
Charlottesville Field Office217,088209,5957,4933.5%
Covington Field Office11,69211,1445484.7%
Danville Field Office48,94846,4152,5335.2%
Eastern Shore Field Office22,09621,0671,0294.7%
Emporia Field Office25,04823,7561,2925.2%
Farmville Field Office44,91042,8552,0554.6%
Fishersville Field Office77,59574,6612,9343.8%
Fredericksburg Field Office177,475170,5556,9203.9%
Galax Field Office22,60421,5661,0384.6%
Hampton Field Office213,899203,9999,9004.6%
Harrisonburg Field Office76,56273,5632,9993.9%
Lynchburg Field Office121,588115,9545,6344.6%
Marion Field Office13,80713,1166915.0%
Martinsville Field Office35,42933,6051,8245.1%
Norfolk Field Office345,199331,04814,1514.1%
Norton Field Office35,95333,8832,0705.8%
Portsmouth Field Office238,094227,54610,5484.4%
Prince William Field Office479,925464,25215,6733.3%
Radford Field Office75,09672,0733,0234.0%
Richmond Field Office590,273567,82122,4523.8%
Roanoke Field Office161,505155,0266,4794.0%
South Boston Field Office14,66113,8468155.6%
Tri-Cities Field Office70,11666,4493,6675.2%
Warsaw Field Office51,35149,3162,0354.0%
Williamsburg Field Office41,50739,8391,6684.0%
Winchester Field Office109,779106,0323,7473.4%
Wytheville Field Office33,24431,5921,6525.0%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics