Unemployment

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Most parts of Virginia's economy are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

But, it's not all doom and gloom.

The pandemic has created a downturn across the economy.  But some industries have taken a particularly hard hit in Virginia.

Virginia's unemployment rate is down a bit, according to the latest data from the federal government.

Although some sectors of the economy are making a comeback from the crisis created by the pandemic, many communities in Virginia are still struggling.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment in Virginia is currently at 8.4%. That’s a dramatic increase since the pandemic hit. But, metropolitan areas in Virginia are actually doing significantly better than many other cities across the country.

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