The local unemployment rate has remained unchanged since September holding steady at 4.1 percent.

In November, 14,114 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 14,710 with 596 people continuing to look for work.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 2.8 percent and was down eight-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago.

November’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.8 percent is the lowest rate since the April 2001 rate of 2.8 percent.

The labor force, which expanded for the second consecutive month, added 1,534 for a total of 4,354,945.

Household employment increased by 2,323, which was the 11th consecutive monthly increase, and at 4,230,978, it set a new record high.

The number of jobless continued to drop, declining by 789 to 123,967.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which was unchanged at 3.7 percent.

Nationwide, 5,650,000 Americans were unemployed in November out of a total workforce of 162,665,000.

Most of the county’s neighboring localities’ jobless rates decreased with only one locality’s increasing.

Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate was the only surrounding county that saw an increase rising from 3.3 percent in October to 3.7 percent in November.

Danville’s jobless rate dropped from 4.5 percent in October to 4.4 percent in November.

Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate dipped from 3.3 percent in October to 3.2 percent in November.

Henry County’s jobless rate decreased from 3.7 percent in October to 3.5 percent in November.

Campbell County’s jobless rate declined from 3 percent in October to 2.9 percent in November.

And Charlotte County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.6 percent in October to 3.5 percent in November.