Arlington County’s Jobless Rate Remains Under 4%
This morning’s online Arlington Sun Gazette reports the county’s “jobless rate hangs on at less than 4% for June.” The story by Scott McCaffrey goes on to say:
“Despite an uptick from May to June, Arlington’s unemployment rate remains the only one among Virginia’s 134 cities and counties standing - if just barely - at less than 4 percent.
“The county’s June jobless rate was 3.9 percent in June, according to figures reported Aug. 3 by the Virginia Employment Commission. That was up slightly from 3.7 percent in May, part of a general upward drift in unemployment across Northern Virginia and a larger jump across the commonwealth as a whole.”
The following graph from the Sun Gazette article includes unemployment rates for Northern Virginia jurisdiction as well as Virginia and the United States. In addition, McCaffrey’s story reports employment statistics such as rates for the leisure/hospitality and construction industries.