More county residents continued to find jobs in September than August with the unemployment rate decreasing for the second month in a row, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.
The county’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.1% in August to 3.6% in September.
It also decreased from 4.5% in July to 4.1% in August.
In September, 15,075 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,633 with 558 people continuing to look for work.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in September to 2.7 %, which is 0.1 percentage point below the rate from a year ago.
Nationwide, 158,478,000 people out of a total workforce of 163,943,000 were employed, while 5,465,000 continued to look for work in September.
A total of 4,308,154 Virginians were employed out of a total labor work force of 4,416,423 with 108,269 Virginians looking for work in September.
The unemployment rate for neighboring localities’ unemployment also decreased from August to September.
Charlotte County’s unemployment rated dropped from 3.4% in August to 3.0% in Sept.
Campbell County’s jobless rate dipped from 3.1% in August to 2.7% in Sept.
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate decreased from 3.9% in August to 3.5% in Sept.
Danville City’s jobless rate dropped from 4.9% in August to 3.5% in Sept.
Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate reduced from 3.3 % in August to 3% in Sept.
Henry County’s jobless rate dipped from 3.2% in August to 2.9% in Sept.
In September, the labor force expanded for the fifteenth consecutive month by 10,132, or 0.2% to set a new record high of 4,414,521, as the number of unemployed decreased by 3,555.
Household employment increased by 13,687 to set a new high of 4,295,502.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which decreased to 3.5%.