Fewer county residents found jobs in June than in May with the unemployment rate rising from 4% to 4.3%, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
In June, 14,995 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,666 with 671 people continuing to look for work.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in June to 2.9 percent, which was also 0.1 percentage point below the rate from a year ago.
Nationwide, 157,828,000 out of a total workforce of 164,120,000 were employed, while 6,292,000 continued to look for work in June.
A total of 4,313,802 Virginians were employed out of a total labor work force of 4,443,772 with 129,970 Virginians looking for work in June.
All neighboring localities’ unemployment also increased from May to June.
Charlotte County’s unemployment rate rose from 3.5% to 3.8%.
Danville City’s jobless rate increased from 5.3% to 5.6%.
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate went from 4.2% to 4.3%.
Henry County’s jobless rate hiked from 3.4% to 3.6%.
Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate increased from 3.5% to 3.7%.
Campbell County’s jobless rate jumped from 3.2% to 3.3%.
In June, the labor force expanded for the 12th consecutive month by 9,099, or 0.2% to set a new record high of 4,377,595, as the number of unemployed decreased by 1,036.
Household employment increased by 10,135 to set a new high of 4,249,639.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which rose 0.1 percentage point to 3.7%.