More county residents found jobs in November than in October.

Halifax County’s unemployment rate decreased from 3.8% in October to 3.5% in November, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.

Meanwhile, Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4% in November, which is 2.4 percentage points below the rate from one year ago and well below the national rate.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate of 4.2%.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 13,600 jobs in November. The labor force increased by 2,706 to 4,259,504, as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 8,627 to 145,605. The number of employed residents rose by 11,333 to 4,113,899. In November 2021, Virginia saw over-the-year job gains of 2.1%.

A total of 4,149,686 Virginians were employed in November out of a total workforce of 4,262,203 while 115,517 continued to look for work.

Nationwide, 155,797,000 individuals were employed in November while 6,302,000 continued to look for work.

The jobless rate for most surrounding counties also decreased as well.

Danville City’s unemployed rate dropped from 5.5% in October to 4.8% in November.

Henry County’s jobless rate decreased from 3.7% in October to 3.3% in November.

Campbell County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.2% in October to 2.8% in November.

Charlotte County’s jobless rate dipped from 2.7% in October to 2.6% in November.

The unemployment rate for Pittsylvania County decreased from 3.2% in October to 2.8% in November.

Mecklenburg County’s jobless rate remained unchanged from October to November at 3.4%.