Unemployment Rates for Virginia
June 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States161,337,000154,086,0007,250,0004.5%
Virginia4,365,5634,195,080170,4833.9%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County16,36615,6437234.4%
Albemarle County56,16954,1132,0563.7%
Alexandria city98,86995,9862,8832.9%
Alleghany County6,9846,6313535.1%
Amelia County6,4656,1972684.1%
Amherst County15,38814,6657234.7%
Appomattox County7,0776,7373404.8%
Arlington County151,740147,8413,8992.6%
Augusta County38,19336,8281,3653.6%
Bath County2,6062,529773.0%
Bedford County38,43636,8311,6054.2%
Bland County2,7592,6291304.7%
Botetourt County17,92117,2416803.8%
Bristol city7,5627,1933694.9%
Brunswick County6,2485,9073415.5%
Buchanan County6,6656,1295368.0%
Buckingham County6,5256,1663595.5%
Buena Vista city3,3143,1401745.3%
Campbell County26,40825,2011,2074.6%
Caroline County15,41014,7526584.3%
Carroll County13,01112,4335784.4%
Charles City County3,8873,6951924.9%
Charlotte County5,2875,0112765.2%
Charlottesville city25,79724,8779203.6%
Chesapeake city119,221114,1935,0284.2%
Chesterfield County187,063180,0157,0483.8%
Clarke County7,7317,4532783.6%
Colonial Heights city9,0998,7303694.1%
Covington city2,4072,2671405.8%
Craig County2,4292,3251044.3%
Culpeper County24,02723,1528753.6%
Cumberland County4,6814,4841974.2%
Danville city19,33818,0711,2676.6%
Dickenson County4,4194,0783417.7%
Dinwiddie County13,87213,2366364.6%
Emporia city2,2932,1721215.3%
Essex County5,6885,4202684.7%
Fairfax city13,42613,0114153.1%
Fairfax County644,005623,36120,6443.2%
Falls Church city8,2518,0112402.9%
Fauquier County37,20835,9201,2883.5%
Floyd County8,2247,9103143.8%
Fluvanna County13,70113,2534483.3%
Franklin city3,5583,3601985.6%
Franklin County27,14026,0281,1124.1%
Frederick County46,43444,8781,5563.4%
Fredericksburg city13,99513,3546414.6%
Galax city2,9392,7941454.9%
Giles County7,8797,5233564.5%
Gloucester County19,45118,7766753.5%
Goochland County11,10410,7034013.6%
Grayson County7,2226,9013214.4%
Greene County10,2399,9013383.3%
Greensville County4,3104,1161944.5%
Halifax County15,25014,4218295.4%
Hampton city65,52062,1353,3855.2%
Hanover County59,13657,0682,0683.5%
Harrisonburg city24,90123,6011,3005.2%
Henrico County186,034179,0996,9353.7%
Henry County22,17321,0001,1735.3%
Highland County1,3261,284423.2%
Hopewell city10,0169,4106066.1%
Isle of Wight County19,16618,3857814.1%
James City County35,03333,6981,3353.8%
King and Queen County3,7333,5941393.7%
King George County12,67712,1854923.9%
King William County9,0958,7703253.6%
Lancaster County5,2555,0182374.5%
Lee County8,3357,8694665.6%
Lexington city2,2242,0651597.1%
Loudoun County210,060203,2856,7753.2%
Louisa County19,12318,4426813.6%
Lunenburg County5,3275,0832444.6%
Lynchburg city36,05533,9582,0975.8%
Madison County7,3477,1172303.1%
Manassas city22,59221,8187743.4%
Manassas Park city8,7028,4072953.4%
Martinsville city5,1744,7973777.3%
Mathews County4,1664,0031633.9%
Mecklenburg County12,62811,9766525.2%
Middlesex County5,2655,0891763.3%
Montgomery County49,75047,6362,1144.2%
Nelson County7,5107,2222883.8%
New Kent County11,76311,3753883.3%
Newport News city90,78086,4194,3614.8%
Norfolk city113,038107,3915,6475.0%
Northampton County5,9575,6692884.8%
Northumberland County5,6935,4432504.4%
Norton city1,6181,523955.9%
Nottoway County7,1486,8532954.1%
Orange County16,82416,1596654.0%
Page County12,02111,4735484.6%
Patrick County8,0367,6763604.5%
Petersburg city13,95212,9699837.0%
Pittsylvania County29,84028,4041,4364.8%
Poquoson city6,3486,1072413.8%
Portsmouth city45,28842,6972,5915.7%
Powhatan County14,05513,5634923.5%
Prince Edward County10,1899,5806096.0%
Prince George County15,56314,8676964.5%
Prince William County242,384233,8528,5323.5%
Pulaski County16,30715,5028054.9%
Radford city8,3097,8384715.7%
Rappahannock County3,8603,7201403.6%
Richmond city118,146112,9185,2284.4%
Richmond County4,0813,9411403.4%
Roanoke city50,49548,2392,2564.5%
Roanoke County50,70148,8861,8153.6%
Rockbridge County10,58510,1024834.6%
Rockingham County41,35439,8621,4923.6%
Russell County11,34110,7196225.5%
Salem city13,20312,6655384.1%
Scott County9,5079,0984094.3%
Shenandoah County21,40320,6327713.6%
Smyth County13,92913,1867435.3%
Southampton County9,1898,8423473.8%
Spotsylvania County66,63364,0782,5553.8%
Stafford County69,88067,1792,7013.9%
Staunton city12,37411,8984763.8%
Suffolk city43,26741,3341,9334.5%
Surry County3,7153,5371784.8%
Sussex County4,1613,9302315.6%
Tazewell County15,78914,7871,0026.3%
Virginia Beach city234,039225,1648,8753.8%
Warren County20,40219,6407623.7%
Washington County27,13725,9601,1774.3%
Waynesboro city10,49310,0524414.2%
Westmoreland County9,4439,0384054.3%
Williamsburg city6,8336,4154186.1%
Winchester city14,74714,1875603.8%
Wise County12,72811,8009287.3%
Wythe County13,92813,2306985.0%
York County32,74231,4911,2513.8%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC22,32321,3121,0114.5%
Central Shenandoah PDC147,370141,3616,0094.1%
Commonwealth PDC45,62243,3742,2484.9%
Crater PDC264,044252,98211,0624.2%
Cumberland Plateau PDC38,21435,7132,5016.5%
George Washington RC178,595171,5487,0473.9%
Hampton Roads PDC847,188809,94437,2444.4%
Lenowisco PDC32,18830,2901,8985.9%
Middle Peninsula PDC47,39845,6521,7463.7%
Mount Rogers PDC88,48784,3264,1614.7%
New River Valley PDC90,46986,4094,0604.5%
Northern Neck PDC24,47223,4401,0324.2%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC122,738118,2634,4753.6%
Northern Virginia RC1,400,0291,355,57244,4573.2%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC89,26686,0683,1983.6%
Region 2000 LGC123,364117,3925,9724.8%
Richmond Regional PDC591,188568,43622,7523.8%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC171,280164,2826,9984.1%
Southside PDC34,12632,3041,8225.3%
Thomas Jefferson PDC132,539127,8084,7313.6%
West Piedmont PDC111,701105,9765,7255.1%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,3918,8984935.2%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA23,17222,1281,0444.5%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,6036,2883154.8%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,87014,0648065.4%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,12315,3078165.1%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,74712,2025454.3%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city98,86995,9862,8832.9%
Blacksburg town20,51819,3541,1645.7%
Bristol city7,5627,1933694.9%
Buena Vista city3,3143,1401745.3%
Charlottesville city25,79724,8779203.6%
Chesapeake city119,221114,1935,0284.2%
Colonial Heights city9,0998,7303694.1%
Covington city2,4072,2671405.8%
Danville city19,33818,0711,2676.6%
Emporia city2,2932,1721215.3%
Fairfax city13,42613,0114153.1%
Falls Church city8,2518,0112402.9%
Franklin city3,5583,3601985.6%
Fredericksburg city13,99513,3546414.6%
Galax city2,9392,7941454.9%
Hampton city65,52062,1353,3855.2%
Harrisonburg city24,90123,6011,3005.2%
Hopewell city10,0169,4106066.1%
Leesburg town28,63927,7838563.0%
Lexington city2,2242,0651597.1%
Lynchburg city36,05533,9582,0975.8%
Manassas city22,59221,8187743.4%
Manassas Park city8,7028,4072953.4%
Martinsville city5,1744,7973777.3%
Newport News city90,78086,4194,3614.8%
Norfolk city113,038107,3915,6475.0%
Norton city1,6181,523955.9%
Petersburg city13,95212,9699837.0%
Poquoson city6,3486,1072413.8%
Portsmouth city45,28842,6972,5915.7%
Radford city8,3097,8384715.7%
Richmond city118,146112,9185,2284.4%
Roanoke city50,49548,2392,2564.5%
Salem city13,20312,6655384.1%
Staunton city12,37411,8984763.8%
Suffolk city43,26741,3341,9334.5%
Virginia Beach city234,039225,1648,8753.8%
Waynesboro city10,49310,0524414.2%
Williamsburg city6,8336,4154186.1%
Winchester city14,74714,1875603.8%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)250,609243,8276,7822.7%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)253,337243,17610,1614.0%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)591,188568,43622,7523.8%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,400,0291,355,57244,4573.2%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)76,98172,9674,0145.2%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)256,707245,04111,6664.5%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)586,766561,36625,4004.3%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)178,956170,7358,2214.6%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,149,4201,111,74537,6753.3%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)221,805213,8767,9293.6%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)123,364117,3925,9724.8%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)270,108259,62410,4843.9%
South Central (LWIA VIII)79,74875,6784,0705.1%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)70,40266,0034,3996.2%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,56179,9484,6135.5%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)171,280164,2826,9984.1%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area90,46986,4094,0604.5%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area119,941115,5324,4093.7%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area66,25563,4632,7924.2%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area137,949131,6336,3164.6%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,20642,2511,9554.4%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area123,364117,3925,9724.8%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area688,821661,29727,5244.0%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area161,889155,3846,5054.0%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area61,06058,7782,2823.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area852,945815,52437,4214.4%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part834,892798,20836,6844.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,424,6613,291,877132,7843.9%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,643,7651,590,06853,6973.3%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area71,56569,0512,5143.5%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part61,18159,0652,1163.5%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,76517,4011,3647.3%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,85035,5722,2786.0%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,78914,7871,0026.3%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area49,17846,4752,7035.5%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,34725,7971,5505.7%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,723,6072,615,430108,1774.0%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area127,315122,2415,0744.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area903,539863,77439,7654.4%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College128,641123,5255,1164.0%
Central Virginia Community College123,364117,3925,9724.8%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)675,391648,37927,0124.0%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College28,12026,7341,3864.9%
Danville Community College64,42860,8963,5325.5%
Eastern Shore Community College22,32321,3121,0114.5%
Germanna Community College226,793217,9768,8173.9%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College407,598391,79315,8053.9%
John Tyler Community College267,793256,58611,2074.2%
Lord Fairfax Community College163,806157,9035,9033.6%
Mountain Empire Community College36,60734,3682,2396.1%
New River Community College90,46986,4094,0604.5%
Northern Virginia Community College1,400,0291,355,57244,4573.2%
Patrick Henry Community College62,52359,5013,0224.8%
Paul D. Camp Community College75,18071,9213,2594.3%
Piedmont Virginia Community College139,064133,9745,0903.7%
Rappahannock Community College96,31092,6523,6583.8%
Southside Virginia Community College79,88675,7694,1175.2%
Southwest Virginia Community College38,21435,7132,5016.5%
Thomas Nelson Community College237,256226,26510,9914.6%
Tidewater Community College554,853530,77924,0744.3%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,62846,3392,2894.7%
Virginia Western Community College161,889155,3846,5054.0%
Wytheville Community College53,78851,1732,6154.9%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office916,291888,21028,0813.1%
Bristol Field Office34,69933,1531,5464.5%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,79531,6352,1606.4%
Charlottesville Field Office221,805213,8767,9293.6%
Covington Field Office11,99711,4275704.8%
Danville Field Office49,17846,4752,7035.5%
Eastern Shore Field Office22,32321,3121,0114.5%
Emporia Field Office25,47924,1711,3085.1%
Farmville Field Office45,62243,3742,2484.9%
Fishersville Field Office78,50975,3693,1404.0%
Fredericksburg Field Office178,595171,5487,0473.9%
Galax Field Office23,17222,1281,0444.5%
Hampton Field Office214,841204,9289,9134.6%
Harrisonburg Field Office78,27674,9363,3404.3%
Lynchburg Field Office123,364117,3925,9724.8%
Marion Field Office13,92913,1867435.3%
Martinsville Field Office35,38333,4731,9105.4%
Norfolk Field Office347,077332,55514,5224.2%
Norton Field Office36,60734,3682,2396.1%
Portsmouth Field Office239,689228,81110,8784.5%
Prince William Field Office483,738467,36216,3763.4%
Radford Field Office74,16270,9073,2554.4%
Richmond Field Office591,188568,43622,7523.8%
Roanoke Field Office161,889155,3846,5054.0%
South Boston Field Office15,25014,4218295.4%
Tri-Cities Field Office70,37866,6793,6995.3%
Warsaw Field Office52,41950,3162,1034.0%
Williamsburg Field Office41,86640,1131,7534.2%
Winchester Field Office110,717106,7903,9273.5%
Wytheville Field Office32,99431,3611,6334.9%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics