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Arlington County’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Virginia

In the Arlington Sun Gazette today, Scott McCaffrey reports that Arlington’s unemployment rate remains the “lowest among the 134 cities and counties of Virginia.”

The chart below provides selected unemployment date for September. Other unemployment data in McCaffrey’s reporting included:

“Statewide, the lowest jobless rates were reported in Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax County, Alexandria and in Bath County, where the rate was 4.8 percent.

“The highest rates for September were reported in five cities: Martinsville (16.7 percent) Williamsburg (15.1 percent), Petersburg (12.8 percent), Emporia (11.9 percent) and Danville (11.8 percent).

“Across the nation, the lowest jobless rates in September could be found in North Dakota (2.7 percent), Nebraska (3.9 percent), South Dakota (4.1 percent) New Hampshire (5 percent) and Wyoming (5.1 percent). The highest rates were in Nevada (13.2 percent), California (11.4 percent) and South Carolina, Mississippi and Florida (each 10.6 percent).”


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