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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2014 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in December 2009 at 6.3% and is now 1.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Virginia 5.1% +0.2 -0.5
Charlottesville 4.4% +0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 January 2010 at 6,722. There are now 1,784 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,483 in February 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 455. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 4,938 +250 -302

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.3%
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.4% 4,938
April
2014
6.3% 4.9% 4.2% 4,688
March
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.2% 4,643
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.0% 4,483
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 4.1% 4,500
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.3% 4,707
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 4.3% 4,783
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 4.4% 4,875
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 4.5% 4,971
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 4.6% 5,066
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 4.6% 5,148
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 4.7% 5,205

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.