More county residents found jobs in August than in July, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.
The county’s unemployment rate decreased from 4.5% in July to 4.1% in August when 15,018 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,657 with 639 people continuing to look for work.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 2.8 percent, which was unchanged from a year ago.
Nationwide, 157,816,000 people out of a total workforce of 164,019,000 were employed, while 6,203,000 continued to look for work in August.
A total of 4,311,185 Virginians were employed out of a total labor workforce of 4,433,184 with 121,999 Virginians looking for work in August.
The jobless rate for neighboring localities also decreased from July to August.
Charlotte County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.8% in July to 3.4% in August.
Campbell County’s jobless rate dipped from 3.3% in July to 3.1% in August.
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate decreased from 4.2% in July to 3.9% in August.
Danville’s jobless rate dropped from 5.5% in July to 4.9% percent in August.
Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate reduced from 3.9% in July to 3.3% in August.
Henry County’s jobless rate dipped from 3.5% in July to 3.2% in August.
In August, the labor force for Virginia expanded for the 14th consecutive month by 14,204 or three-tenths of a percent to set a new record high of 4,404,492, as the number of unemployed decreased by 3,551.
Household employment increased by 17,755 to set a new high of 4,281,899.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which was unchanged at 3.7%.