Virginia Unemployment Rate statistics Virginia Unemployment Rate 2014

Virginia: Unemployment NumbersUnemployment RatesEmployment NumbersLabor ForceFile Unemployment
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20106.6% Most recent unemployment rate
October, 20106.5%
September, 20106.5%
August, 20107%
July, 20107%
June, 20107.1%
May, 20106.9%
April, 20106.7%
March, 20107.6%
February, 20107.8%
January, 20107.6%

What is the unemployment rate in Virginia?

The current Virginia unemployment rate is 7%, with the latest unemployment data collected by the Department of Labor Statistics in November 2010. Virginia's unemployment rate has dropped over the last 12 monthes. The average unemployment rate over the last year has been 7.01%.

The Virginia unemployment rate reflects the percentage of people living in VA who do not have jobs and have been actively searching for employment for at least four weeks. Unemployment data is collected through a monthly survey of employers and unemployment insurance claims. The VA unemployment rate is not, however, the percentage of Virginia residents who are receiving unemployment compensation.

Unemployment Compensation in Virginia

Unemployed workers in Virginia can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the Virginia state unemployment program at the Virginia Unemployment Office. For more information, read about Virginia's unemployment benefits.

Historical unemployment rate in Virginia

The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains an archive of historical monthly and yearly statewide unemployment rate numbers for Virginia for every year back to 1976. This table contains all unemployment rate statistics available for Virginia, arranged from newest to oldest.

VirginiaUnemployment Rate
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20106.6%
October, 20106.5%
September, 20106.5%
August, 20107%
July, 20107%
June, 20107.1%
May, 20106.9%
April, 20106.7%
March, 20107.6%
February, 20107.8%
January, 20107.6%
Annual Average, 20096.7%
December, 20096.7%
November, 20096.5%
October, 20096.6%
September, 20096.7%
August, 20096.9%
July, 20096.9%
June, 20097.1%
May, 20096.7%
April, 20096.3%
March, 20096.7%
February, 20096.6%
January, 20096.2%
Annual Average, 20083.9%
December, 20085%
November, 20084.5%
October, 20084.1%
September, 20084%
August, 20084.2%
July, 20084%
June, 20084%
May, 20083.6%
April, 20083.1%
March, 20083.5%
February, 20083.5%
January, 20083.6%
Annual Average, 20073%
December, 20073.2%
November, 20073%
October, 20072.9%
September, 20073%
August, 20073.1%
July, 20073.1%
June, 20073.1%
May, 20072.8%
April, 20072.7%
March, 20072.9%
February, 20073.2%
January, 20073.2%
Annual Average, 20063%
December, 20062.7%
November, 20062.9%
October, 20062.7%
September, 20063%
August, 20063.2%
July, 20063.2%
June, 20063.2%
May, 20062.9%
April, 20062.8%
March, 20063%
February, 20063.3%
January, 20063.3%
Annual Average, 20053.5%
December, 20053.1%
November, 20053.3%
October, 20053.2%
September, 20053.5%
August, 20053.5%
July, 20053.6%
June, 20053.8%
May, 20053.5%
April, 20053.4%
March, 20053.7%
February, 20053.9%
January, 20053.9%
Annual Average, 20043.7%
December, 20043.4%
November, 20043.5%
October, 20043.4%
September, 20043.4%
August, 20043.8%
July, 20043.8%
June, 20044%
May, 20043.6%
April, 20043.4%
March, 20044%
February, 20044%
January, 20044.2%
Annual Average, 20034.1%
December, 20033.6%
November, 20033.7%
October, 20033.7%
September, 20034%
August, 20034.2%
July, 20034.4%
June, 20034.5%
May, 20034%
April, 20034%
March, 20034.3%
February, 20034.4%
January, 20034.5%
Annual Average, 20024.2%
December, 20023.9%
November, 20024%
October, 20023.8%
September, 20023.9%
August, 20024.3%
July, 20024.3%
June, 20024.4%
May, 20024.2%
April, 20024.2%
March, 20024.3%
February, 20024.4%
January, 20024.5%
Annual Average, 20013.2%
December, 20013.8%
November, 20013.8%
October, 20013.6%
September, 20013.7%
August, 20013.7%
July, 20013.3%
June, 20013.3%
May, 20012.9%
April, 20012.6%
March, 20012.7%
February, 20012.6%
January, 20012.6%
Annual Average, 20002.3%
December, 20001.9%
November, 20001.9%
October, 20001.9%
September, 20002.2%
August, 20002.4%
July, 20002.4%
June, 20002.4%
May, 20002.3%
April, 20002%
March, 20002.4%
February, 20002.7%
January, 20002.7%
Annual Average, 19992.7%
December, 19992.3%
November, 19992.5%
October, 19992.5%
September, 19992.8%
August, 19992.9%
July, 19992.8%
June, 19992.8%
May, 19992.6%
April, 19992.4%
March, 19992.7%
February, 19993%
January, 19992.9%
Annual Average, 19982.8%
December, 19982.4%
November, 19982.6%
October, 19982.7%
September, 19982.8%
August, 19983%
July, 19982.9%
June, 19983%
May, 19982.7%
April, 19982.3%
March, 19983.1%
February, 19983.3%
January, 19983.4%
Annual Average, 19973.7%
December, 19972.8%
November, 19972.8%
October, 19972.9%
September, 19973.4%
August, 19973.6%
July, 19973.7%
June, 19974%
May, 19973.8%
April, 19973.7%
March, 19974.2%
February, 19974.5%
January, 19974.7%
Annual Average, 19964.3%
December, 19964%
November, 19964%
October, 19964%
September, 19964.2%
August, 19964.2%
July, 19964.6%
June, 19964.5%
May, 19964.4%
April, 19964.2%
March, 19964.4%
February, 19964.6%
January, 19965.3%
Annual Average, 19954.5%
December, 19954.1%
November, 19954.2%
October, 19954.3%
September, 19954.5%
August, 19954.6%
July, 19954.6%
June, 19954.6%
May, 19954.6%
April, 19954.4%
March, 19954.4%
February, 19954.6%
January, 19954.7%
Annual Average, 19944.7%
December, 19943.9%
November, 19944.1%
October, 19944.2%
September, 19944.5%
August, 19944.7%
July, 19944.7%
June, 19944.9%
May, 19944.7%
April, 19944.7%
March, 19945.1%
February, 19945.4%
January, 19945.6%
Annual Average, 19935.2%
December, 19934.5%
November, 19934.6%
October, 19934.8%
September, 19934.9%
August, 19935.1%
July, 19935.2%
June, 19935.4%
May, 19935.2%
April, 19935%
March, 19935.5%
February, 19935.8%
January, 19936.1%
Annual Average, 19926.2%
December, 19925.6%
November, 19925.6%
October, 19925.6%
September, 19925.8%
August, 19926%
July, 19926.1%
June, 19926.4%
May, 19926.2%
April, 19925.8%
March, 19926.6%
February, 19927%
January, 19927.1%
Annual Average, 19915.9%
December, 19916%
November, 19915.8%
October, 19915.5%
September, 19915.7%
August, 19915.7%
July, 19915.7%
June, 19916%
May, 19915.9%
April, 19915.5%
March, 19916.2%
February, 19916.5%
January, 19916.1%
Annual Average, 19904.4%
December, 19905.4%
November, 19905%
October, 19904.7%
September, 19904.7%
August, 19904.6%
July, 19904.4%
June, 19904.3%
May, 19904.1%
April, 19903.7%
March, 19903.8%
February, 19904.2%
January, 19904.5%
Annual Average, 19893.9%
December, 19893.8%
November, 19893.8%
October, 19893.8%
September, 19894%
August, 19893.8%
July, 19893.9%
June, 19894.1%
May, 19893.8%
April, 19893.6%
March, 19893.8%
February, 19894.1%
January, 19894.3%
Annual Average, 19884%
December, 19883.6%
November, 19883.8%
October, 19883.9%
September, 19884.1%
August, 19884.1%
July, 19884%
June, 19884%
May, 19884%
April, 19883.6%
March, 19883.9%
February, 19884.3%
January, 19884.4%
Annual Average, 19874.2%
December, 19873.7%
November, 19873.7%
October, 19873.8%
September, 19874%
August, 19874%
July, 19873.9%
June, 19874.2%
May, 19874.3%
April, 19874.2%
March, 19874.7%
February, 19874.9%
January, 19875%
Annual Average, 19864.9%
December, 19864.4%
November, 19864.8%
October, 19864.8%
September, 19865%
August, 19864.7%
July, 19864.8%
June, 19865.1%
May, 19864.9%
April, 19864.6%
March, 19865%
February, 19865.2%
January, 19865.2%
Annual Average, 19855.4%
December, 19854.9%
November, 19855%
October, 19855%
September, 19855.3%
August, 19855.3%
July, 19855.8%
June, 19855.7%
May, 19855.4%
April, 19855.1%
March, 19855.4%
February, 19855.7%
January, 19855.7%
Annual Average, 19845.1%
December, 19845.1%
November, 19845%
October, 19845%
September, 19845%
August, 19844.9%
July, 19845%
June, 19845.1%
May, 19844.9%
April, 19844.7%
March, 19845%
February, 19845.4%
January, 19845.6%
Annual Average, 19836.3%
December, 19834.9%
November, 19835.1%
October, 19835.4%
September, 19835.7%
August, 19835.9%
July, 19835.9%
June, 19836.4%
May, 19836.3%
April, 19836.4%
March, 19837.3%
February, 19838.1%
January, 19838.4%
Annual Average, 19827.4%
December, 19827.9%
November, 19827.6%
October, 19827.4%
September, 19827.3%
August, 19827.1%
July, 19827.2%
June, 19827.4%
May, 19827.1%
April, 19826.8%
March, 19827.5%
February, 19827.8%
January, 19827.4%
Annual Average, 19815.8%
December, 19816.6%
November, 19816.2%
October, 19815.8%
September, 19815.8%
August, 19815.6%
July, 19815.4%
June, 19816.1%
May, 19815.7%
April, 19815.2%
March, 19815.7%
February, 19816.1%
January, 19815.9%
Annual Average, 19805.2%
December, 19804.8%
November, 19804.9%
October, 19805%
September, 19805.3%
August, 19805.5%
July, 19805.8%
June, 19805.9%
May, 19805.1%
April, 19804.8%
March, 19804.8%
February, 19804.9%
January, 19805.1%
Annual Average, 19794.7%
December, 19794.3%
November, 19794.2%
October, 19794.4%
September, 19794.5%
August, 19794.6%
July, 19794.5%
June, 19794.9%
May, 19794.5%
April, 19794.3%
March, 19795.1%
February, 19795.6%
January, 19795.6%
Annual Average, 19785.2%
December, 19785%
November, 19784.9%
October, 19784.7%
September, 19785.3%
August, 19785%
July, 19785.2%
June, 19785.3%
May, 19784.9%
April, 19784.6%
March, 19785.6%
February, 19785.9%
January, 19785.8%
Annual Average, 19775.5%
December, 19775%
November, 19775.3%
October, 19775%
September, 19775.2%
August, 19775%
July, 19775.4%
June, 19775.8%
May, 19775%
April, 19775.1%
March, 19776.2%
February, 19777%
January, 19776.3%
Annual Average, 19765.9%
December, 19765.6%
November, 19765.5%
October, 19765.3%
September, 19765.9%
August, 19765.9%
July, 19765.6%
June, 19765.9%
May, 19765.3%
April, 19765.4%
March, 19766.2%
February, 19766.7%
January, 19767%

Virginia Unemployment Rate Graph

This graph plots unemployment rate numbers for Virginia over the last 38 years, not adjusted for seasonal shifts in unemployment rate. For other other unemployment rate data visualizations, view more unemployment rate graphs for Virginia.

Detailed Unemployment Rate statistics are available for localities in Pennsylvania:

Local unemployment rate data is available back to 1990 for counties, cities, and other combined statistical areas in Virginia. Choose a location from the table below for detailed unemployment rate statistics.

Accomack County, VAAccomack-Northampton, VA LMAAlbemarle County, VAAlexandria City, VA
Alleghany County, VAAlleghany-Covington, VA LMAAmelia County, VAAmherst County, VA
Appomattox County, VAArlington County, VAAugusta County, VABath County, VA
Bedford City, VABedford County, VABlacksburg Town, VABlacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Bland County, VABotetourt County, VABristol City, VABrunswick County, VA
Buchanan County, VABuckingham County, VABuena Vista City, VACampbell County, VA
Caroline County, VACarroll County, VACarroll-Grayson-Galax, VA LMACharles City County, VA
Charlotte County, VACharlottesville City, VACharlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaChesapeake City, VA
Chesterfield County, VAClarke County, VAColonial Heights City, VACovington City, VA
Craig County, VACulpeper County, VACulpeper, VA Micropolitan Statistical AreaCumberland County, VA
Danville City, VADanville, VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaDickenson County, VADinwiddie County, VA
Emporia City, VAEssex County, VAFairfax City, VAFairfax County, VA
Falls Church City, VAFauquier County, VAFloyd County, VAFluvanna County, VA
Franklin City, VAFranklin County, VAFrederick County, VAFredericksburg City, VA
Galax City, VAGiles County, VAGloucester County, VAGoochland County, VA
Grayson County, VAGreene County, VAGreensville County, VAGreensville-Emporia, VA LMA
Halifax County, VAHampton City, VAHanover County, VAHarrisonburg City, VA
Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaHenrico County, VAHenry County, VAHighland County, VA
Hopewell City, VAIsle Of Wight County, VAJames City County, VAKing And Queen County, VA
King George County, VAKing William County, VAKingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA PartLancaster County, VA
Lee County, VALeesburg Town, VALexington City, VALoudoun County, VA
Louisa County, VALunenburg County, VALynchburg City, VALynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Madison County, VAManassas City, VAManassas Park City, VAMartinsville City, VA
Martinsville, VA Micropolitan Statistical AreaMathews County, VAMecklenburg County, VAMiddlesex County, VA
Montgomery County, VANelson County, VANew Kent County, VANewport News City, VA
Norfolk City, VANorthampton County, VANorthumberland County, VANorton City, VA
Nottoway County, VAOrange County, VAPage County, VAPatrick County, VA
Petersburg City, VAPittsylvania County, VAPoquoson City, VAPortsmouth City, VA
Powhatan County, VAPrince Edward County, VAPrince George County, VAPrince William County, VA
Pulaski County, VARadford City, VARappahannock County, VARichmond City, VA
Richmond County, VARichmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaRoanoke City, VARoanoke County, VA
Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaRockbridge County, VARockbridge-Lexington-Buena Vista, VA LMARockingham County, VA
Russell County, VASalem City, VAScott County, VAShenandoah County, VA
Smyth County, VASouthampton County, VASouthampton-Franklin, VA LMASpotsylvania County, VA
Stafford County, VAStaunton City, VAStaunton-Waynesboro, VA Micropolitan Statistical AreaSuffolk City, VA
Surry County, VASussex County, VATazewell County, VAVirginia Beach City, VA
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical AreaVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA PartWarren County, VAWashington County, VA
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division, VA PartWaynesboro City, VAWestmoreland County, VAWilliamsburg City, VA
Winchester City, VAWinchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical AreaWinchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, VA PartWise County, VA
Wise-Dickenson-Norton, VA LMAWythe County, VAYork County, VA

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