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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.8% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Virginia 3.6% -0.1 -0.5
Charlottesville 3.1% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November 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 3,765 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,713 -71 -522

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.1% 3,713
September
2017
4.2% 3.7% 3.2% 3,784
August
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.2% 3,857
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.3% 3,901
June
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.3% 3,951
May
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.4% 4,063
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 4,135
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

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.