Unemployment Rates for Virginia
April 2017, Not Seasonally Adjusted
National and Statewide
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
United States159,817,000153,262,0006,555,0004.1%
Virginia4,304,9044,150,838154,0663.6%
Counties and equivalents
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack County15,64814,9187304.7%
Albemarle County56,19754,4991,6983.0%
Alexandria city97,64694,9152,7312.8%
Alleghany County6,9726,6742984.3%
Amelia County6,2956,0552403.8%
Amherst County15,31414,7325823.8%
Appomattox County7,0416,7602814.0%
Arlington County149,819146,2213,5982.4%
Augusta County37,64136,4401,2013.2%
Bath County2,4302,359712.9%
Bedford County38,34936,9501,3993.6%
Bland County2,7382,6201184.3%
Botetourt County17,64917,0645853.3%
Bristol city7,5437,2163274.3%
Brunswick County6,2235,8993245.2%
Buchanan County6,5656,0395268.0%
Buckingham County6,5336,1983355.1%
Buena Vista city3,2763,1421344.1%
Campbell County26,36925,3241,0454.0%
Caroline County15,07714,4616164.1%
Carroll County12,95512,3755804.5%
Charles City County3,7873,6181694.5%
Charlotte County5,2955,0502454.6%
Charlottesville city25,86825,1527162.8%
Chesapeake city116,989112,5704,4193.8%
Chesterfield County183,052176,6276,4253.5%
Clarke County7,5717,3292423.2%
Colonial Heights city8,9398,5653744.2%
Covington city2,4352,2961395.7%
Craig County2,3882,293954.0%
Culpeper County23,55422,7797753.3%
Cumberland County4,6854,4931924.1%
Danville city19,29718,1511,1465.9%
Dickenson County4,3214,0023197.4%
Dinwiddie County13,56012,9386224.6%
Emporia city2,2402,1171235.5%
Essex County5,5785,2942845.1%
Fairfax city13,23512,8513842.9%
Fairfax County634,115615,83918,2762.9%
Falls Church city8,1197,9132062.5%
Fauquier County36,50435,3841,1203.1%
Floyd County8,4568,1822743.2%
Fluvanna County13,74913,3673822.8%
Franklin city3,5933,3902035.6%
Franklin County26,68825,6979913.7%
Frederick County45,88144,4781,4033.1%
Fredericksburg city13,80213,2235794.2%
Galax city2,9012,7781234.2%
Giles County8,2197,8663534.3%
Gloucester County19,07318,4546193.2%
Goochland County10,82310,4603633.4%
Grayson County7,0076,7122954.2%
Greene County10,2589,9632952.9%
Greensville County4,2374,0531844.3%
Halifax County15,05414,3017535.0%
Hampton city64,46861,2613,2075.0%
Hanover County57,80755,9661,8413.2%
Harrisonburg city25,15924,1581,0014.0%
Henrico County182,278175,8106,4683.5%
Henry County22,00620,8571,1495.2%
Highland County1,2761,232443.4%
Hopewell city9,8829,2476356.4%
Isle of Wight County18,77018,0567143.8%
James City County34,29633,1451,1513.4%
King and Queen County3,5983,4791193.3%
King George County12,51012,0334773.8%
King William County8,8488,5712773.1%
Lancaster County5,1254,8203056.0%
Lee County8,3957,9184775.7%
Lexington city2,3282,2101185.1%
Loudoun County207,098201,0646,0342.9%
Louisa County18,56517,9366293.4%
Lunenburg County5,2385,0122264.3%
Lynchburg city35,83634,1901,6464.6%
Madison County7,2387,0352032.8%
Manassas city22,29021,5697213.2%
Manassas Park city8,5698,2972723.2%
Martinsville city5,1074,7493587.0%
Mathews County4,0913,9351563.8%
Mecklenburg County12,51011,9056054.8%
Middlesex County4,9674,8041633.3%
Montgomery County51,84350,0821,7613.4%
Nelson County7,4427,2072353.2%
New Kent County11,50211,1443583.1%
Newport News city89,24785,2344,0134.5%
Norfolk city110,936105,9175,0194.5%
Northampton County5,7335,4153185.5%
Northumberland County5,3395,0253145.9%
Norton city1,6251,540855.2%
Nottoway County7,1656,8992663.7%
Orange County16,63516,0276083.7%
Page County11,73611,1655714.9%
Patrick County8,0687,7543143.9%
Petersburg city13,74112,7331,0087.3%
Pittsylvania County29,70428,4161,2884.3%
Poquoson city6,2046,0022023.3%
Portsmouth city44,45142,0942,3575.3%
Powhatan County13,70713,2804273.1%
Prince Edward County10,2909,8114794.7%
Prince George County15,26414,5936714.4%
Prince William County239,230231,3507,8803.3%
Pulaski County16,99716,2707274.3%
Radford city8,6488,2683804.4%
Rappahannock County3,7613,6351263.4%
Richmond city115,629110,7634,8664.2%
Richmond County3,9853,8401453.6%
Roanoke city49,69947,7821,9173.9%
Roanoke County50,00348,4201,5833.2%
Rockbridge County10,49310,0714224.0%
Rockingham County41,79040,5651,2252.9%
Russell County11,23610,6395975.3%
Salem city13,03112,5634683.6%
Scott County9,5169,1363804.0%
Shenandoah County20,80620,1226843.3%
Smyth County13,82513,0937325.3%
Southampton County9,1048,7703343.7%
Spotsylvania County65,67663,3452,3313.5%
Stafford County68,90066,5272,3733.4%
Staunton city12,21111,8064053.3%
Suffolk city42,52040,7581,7624.1%
Surry County3,7383,5741644.4%
Sussex County4,0533,8272265.6%
Tazewell County15,61914,6909295.9%
Virginia Beach city229,782221,7877,9953.5%
Warren County20,07819,3737053.5%
Washington County27,16626,0971,0693.9%
Waynesboro city10,3739,9833903.8%
Westmoreland County9,0168,6054114.6%
Williamsburg city6,6526,3183345.0%
Winchester city14,56214,0415213.6%
Wise County12,86111,9818806.8%
Wythe County13,71013,0686424.7%
York County32,15531,0311,1243.5%
Planning Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Accomack-Northampton PDC21,38120,3331,0484.9%
Central Shenandoah PDC146,977141,9665,0113.4%
Commonwealth PDC45,50143,5181,9834.4%
Crater PDC258,706248,27410,4324.0%
Cumberland Plateau PDC37,74135,3702,3716.3%
George Washington RC175,965169,5896,3763.6%
Hampton Roads PDC831,978798,36133,6174.0%
Lenowisco PDC32,39730,5751,8225.6%
Middle Peninsula PDC46,15544,5371,6183.5%
Mount Rogers PDC87,84583,9593,8864.4%
New River Valley PDC94,16390,6683,4953.7%
Northern Neck PDC23,46522,2901,1755.0%
Northern Shenandoah Valley RC120,634116,5084,1263.4%
Northern Virginia RC1,380,1211,340,01940,1022.9%
Rappahannock-Rapidan RC87,69284,8602,8323.2%
Region 2000 LGC122,909117,9564,9534.0%
Richmond Regional PDC578,585557,66820,9173.6%
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC168,865162,7896,0763.6%
Southside PDC33,78732,1051,6825.0%
Thomas Jefferson PDC132,079128,1243,9553.0%
West Piedmont PDC110,870105,6245,2464.7%
Labor Market Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alleghany-Covington, VA LMA9,4078,9704374.6%
Carroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMA22,86321,8659984.4%
Greensville-Emporia, VA LMA6,4776,1703074.7%
Prince Edward-Cumberland, VA LMA14,97514,3046714.5%
Rockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMA16,09715,4236744.2%
Southampton-Franklin, VA LMA12,69712,1605374.2%
Cities and towns above 25,000 population
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria city97,64694,9152,7312.8%
Blacksburg town21,25020,3479034.2%
Bristol city7,5437,2163274.3%
Buena Vista city3,2763,1421344.1%
Charlottesville city25,86825,1527162.8%
Chesapeake city116,989112,5704,4193.8%
Colonial Heights city8,9398,5653744.2%
Covington city2,4352,2961395.7%
Danville city19,29718,1511,1465.9%
Emporia city2,2402,1171235.5%
Fairfax city13,23512,8513842.9%
Falls Church city8,1197,9132062.5%
Franklin city3,5933,3902035.6%
Fredericksburg city13,80213,2235794.2%
Galax city2,9012,7781234.2%
Hampton city64,46861,2613,2075.0%
Harrisonburg city25,15924,1581,0014.0%
Hopewell city9,8829,2476356.4%
Leesburg town28,24527,4807652.7%
Lexington city2,3282,2101185.1%
Lynchburg city35,83634,1901,6464.6%
Manassas city22,29021,5697213.2%
Manassas Park city8,5698,2972723.2%
Martinsville city5,1074,7493587.0%
Newport News city89,24785,2344,0134.5%
Norfolk city110,936105,9175,0194.5%
Norton city1,6251,540855.2%
Petersburg city13,74112,7331,0087.3%
Poquoson city6,2046,0022023.3%
Portsmouth city44,45142,0942,3575.3%
Radford city8,6488,2683804.4%
Richmond city115,629110,7634,8664.2%
Roanoke city49,69947,7821,9173.9%
Salem city13,03112,5634683.6%
Staunton city12,21111,8064053.3%
Suffolk city42,52040,7581,7624.1%
Virginia Beach city229,782221,7877,9953.5%
Waynesboro city10,3739,9833903.8%
Williamsburg city6,6526,3183345.0%
Winchester city14,56214,0415213.6%
Workforce Investment Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria/Arlington (LWIA XII)247,465241,1366,3292.6%
Bay Consortium (LWIA XIII)247,893238,2959,5983.9%
Capital Region Workforce Partnership (LWIA IX)578,585557,66820,9173.6%
Combined Projections Area (LWIA XI and LWIA XII)1,380,1211,340,01940,1022.9%
Crater Area (LWIA XV)75,65471,6474,0075.3%
Greater Peninsula (LWIA XIV)252,095241,44510,6504.2%
Hampton Roads (LWIA XVI)576,145553,34222,8034.0%
New River/Mt. Rogers (LWIA II)182,008174,6277,3814.1%
Northern Virginia (LWIA XI)1,132,6561,098,88333,7733.0%
Piedmont Workforce Network (LWIA VI)219,771212,9846,7873.1%
Region 2000/Central VA (LWIA VII)122,909117,9564,9534.0%
Shenandoah Valley (LWIA IV)267,611258,4749,1373.4%
South Central (LWIA VIII)79,28875,6233,6654.6%
Southwestern Virginia (LWIA I)70,13865,9454,1936.0%
West Piedmont (LWIA XVII)84,18279,9274,2555.1%
Western Virginia (LWIA III)168,865162,7896,0763.6%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area94,16390,6683,4953.7%
Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area120,047116,3863,6613.0%
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area66,94964,7232,2263.3%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area137,137131,6135,5244.0%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part44,22542,4491,7764.0%
Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area122,909117,9564,9534.0%
Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area674,244648,65825,5863.8%
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area159,458153,8195,6393.5%
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area60,22558,2291,9963.3%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area837,586803,74133,8454.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part819,634786,56233,0724.0%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area3,370,4153,254,372116,0433.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part1,619,9671,571,61448,3533.0%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area70,64968,3672,2823.2%
Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA part60,44358,5191,9243.2%
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Big Stone Gap, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area18,80717,5231,2846.8%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area37,39335,2922,1015.6%
Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area, VA part15,61914,6909295.9%
Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area49,00146,5672,4345.0%
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area27,11325,6061,5075.6%
Metropolitan Divisions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division2,682,5682,586,89295,6763.6%
Combined Statistical Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Combined Statistical Area127,174122,9524,2223.3%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area885,528849,05436,4744.1%
Virginia Community College Regions
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Blue Ridge Community College128,450124,1844,2663.3%
Central Virginia Community College122,909117,9564,9534.0%
Combined Area (JSRCC and JTCC)661,120635,99225,1283.8%
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College27,93426,7521,1824.2%
Danville Community College64,05560,8683,1875.0%
Eastern Shore Community College21,38120,3331,0484.9%
Germanna Community College223,392215,4307,9623.6%
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College398,809384,21514,5943.7%
John Tyler Community College262,311251,77710,5344.0%
Lord Fairfax Community College160,899155,5275,3723.3%
Mountain Empire Community College36,71834,5772,1415.8%
New River Community College94,16390,6683,4953.7%
Northern Virginia Community College1,380,1211,340,01940,1022.9%
Patrick Henry Community College61,86959,0572,8124.5%
Paul D. Camp Community College73,98770,9743,0134.1%
Piedmont Virginia Community College138,612134,3224,2903.1%
Rappahannock Community College93,63290,0043,6283.9%
Southside Virginia Community College79,47075,7383,7324.7%
Southwest Virginia Community College37,74135,3702,3716.3%
Thomas Nelson Community College233,022222,99110,0314.3%
Tidewater Community College544,678523,12621,5524.0%
Virginia Highlands Community College48,53446,4062,1284.4%
Virginia Western Community College159,458153,8195,6393.5%
Wytheville Community College53,13650,6462,4904.7%
Virginia Employment Commission Local Office Areas
Area NameCivilian Labor ForceEmploymentUnemploymentUnemployment Rate
Alexandria Field Office902,934877,73925,1952.8%
Bristol Field Office34,70933,3131,3964.0%
Cedar Bluff Field Office33,42031,3682,0526.1%
Charlottesville Field Office219,771212,9846,7873.1%
Covington Field Office11,83711,3295084.3%
Danville Field Office49,00146,5672,4345.0%
Eastern Shore Field Office21,38120,3331,0484.9%
Emporia Field Office25,21023,9741,2364.9%
Farmville Field Office45,50143,5181,9834.4%
Fishersville Field Office77,59874,8842,7143.5%
Fredericksburg Field Office175,965169,5896,3763.6%
Galax Field Office22,86321,8659984.4%
Hampton Field Office211,147201,9829,1654.3%
Harrisonburg Field Office78,68575,8882,7973.6%
Lynchburg Field Office122,909117,9564,9534.0%
Marion Field Office13,82513,0937325.3%
Martinsville Field Office35,18133,3601,8215.2%
Norfolk Field Office340,718327,70413,0143.8%
Norton Field Office36,71834,5772,1415.8%
Portsmouth Field Office235,427225,6389,7894.2%
Prince William Field Office477,187462,28014,9073.1%
Radford Field Office77,16674,3982,7683.6%
Richmond Field Office578,585557,66820,9173.6%
Roanoke Field Office159,458153,8195,6393.5%
South Boston Field Office15,05414,3017535.0%
Tri-Cities Field Office69,17765,4773,7005.3%
Warsaw Field Office50,54748,3732,1744.3%
Williamsburg Field Office40,94839,4631,4853.6%
Winchester Field Office108,898105,3433,5553.3%
Wytheville Field Office33,44531,9581,4874.4%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics