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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2016 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.8% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.4
Virginia 3.9% -0.1 -0.7
Charlottesville 3.3% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2016 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 3,652 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,826 -220 -969

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
May
2016
4.7% 3.8%
April
2016
5.0% 3.9% 3.3% 3,826
March
2016
5.0% 4.0% 3.5% 4,046
February
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.4% 3,989
January
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 4,266
December
2015
5.0% 4.2% 3.7% 4,289
November
2015
5.0% 4.2% 3.7% 4,306
October
2015
5.0% 4.2% 3.7% 4,314
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 3.7% 4,290
August
2015
5.1% 4.2% 3.7% 4,280
July
2015
5.3% 4.3% 3.8% 4,359
June
2015
5.3% 4.4% 3.9% 4,526

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.