The county’s unemployment rate held steady in November remaining at 3.6% from October, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.
In November, 15,058 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,624 with 566 people continuing to look for work.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also held steady in November at 2.6%, which is 0.2% below the rate from a year ago.
Nationwide, 158,945,000 people out of a total workforce of 164,386,000 were employed, while 5,441,000 continued to look for work in November.
A total of 4,333,348 Virginians were employed out of a total labor work force of 4,442,397 with 109,049 Virginias looking for work in November.
The unemployment rate for neighboring localities’ showed mixed results from October to November.
Charlotte County’s unemployment rate decreased from 3.3% in October to 3.1% in November.
Campbell County’s jobless rate dipped from at 2.7% in October to 2.8% in November.
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate remained at 3.6% from October to November.
Danville City’s jobless rate went from 4.2% in October to 4.1% in November.
Pittsylvania County’s unemployment stayed at 2.9% from October to November.
Henry County’s jobless rate increased from 2.9% in October to 3.1% in November.
According to household survey data in November, the labor force expanded for the seventeenth consecutive month by 13,326,or 0.3%,to set a new record high of 4,441,018, as the number of unemployed decreased by 521.
Household employment increased by 13,847 to set a new high of 4,324,922.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which decreased 0.1 percentage point to 3.5%.