Posts Tagged Unemployment Rates

Does Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Paint the Whole Picture?

Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, John Adams

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie says the state’s unemployment rate is misleading. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Virginia’s unemployment is at its lowest level since the recession. But is that a sign of strength for the economy? Or does it indicate something else is going on? Michael Pope hit the road to find out.

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Understanding Lynchburg’s Unemployment Rate


Lynchburg has the highest unemployment rate among Virginia’s metropolitan areas. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Unemployment is down across Virginia, although the numbers vary between metropolitan areas. Michael Pope is digging into the data.


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