The county’s unemployment rate held steady in October remaining at 3.6 percent from September, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.
In October, 15,133 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,693 with 560 people continuing to look for work.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in October to 2.6% which is 0.2 percentage point below the rate from a year ago.
Nationwide, 159,067,000 people out of a total workforce of 164,576,000 were employed, while 5,510,000 continued to look for work in October.
A total of 4,337,840 Virginians were employed out of a total labor work force of 4,444,906 with 107,036 Virginias looking for work in October.
The unemployment rate for neighboring localities’ showed mixed results from September to October.
Charlotte County’s unemployment rate increased from 3% in September to 3.3% in October.
Campbell County’s jobless rate remained at 2.7% from September to October.
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate rose from 3.5% in September to 3.6% in October.
Danville City’s jobless rate went from 3.5% in September to 4.2% in October.
Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate dipped from 3% in Sept. to 2.9% in October.
Henry County’s jobless rate stayed at 2.9% from September to October.
According to household survey data in October, the labor force expanded for the sixteenth consecutive month by 13,547, or 0.3% to set a new record high of 4,427,753, as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 2,368.
The number of employed residents increased by 15,915 to set a new high of 4,311,113.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which increased to 3.6%.