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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2017 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.8% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Virginia 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Charlottesville 3.5% +0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 7,478. There are now 3,337 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,877 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 264. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 4,141 +264 +192

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 3.8%
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 4,141
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 3.3% 3,877
February
2017
4.7% 3.9% 3.4% 3,951
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 3.5% 4,121
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.5% 4,163
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.6% 4,195
October
2016
4.8% 4.1% 3.6% 4,235
September
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.6% 4,227
August
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.6% 4,141
July
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.5% 4,053
June
2016
4.9% 4.0% 3.5% 3,958

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.